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6 03, 2017

New Paper: Using acoustics to learn about harbour porpoise behaviour in tidal environments

By | 2017-03-06T18:44:19+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: News, Publications, Renewables|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Last week our colleagues at SMRU and PAMGuard published a paper on an approach they developed to successfully find and track harbour porpoise in tidally active areas. Their paper entitled Passive acoustic methods for fine-scale tracking of harbour porpoise in tidal rapids was published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. […]

11 10, 2016

SMRU Canada wins FORCE

By | 2016-10-11T15:05:04+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Renewables, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

  SMRU Consulting Canada and FORCE (The Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy) continue to work together on the potential effects of tidal turbines in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia. FORCE is Canada’s leading research centre for in-stream tidal energy, and acts as a host to technology developers, and oversees the independently reviewed environmental monitoring [...]

16 06, 2016

Improving environmental monitoring around tidal energy devices!

By | 2016-06-16T08:30:45+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Categories: News, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We are proud to announce the release of a new report on the innovative new technology we have developed and tested for the fine scale underwater movements of marine mammals in the vicinity of marine tidal energy devices. […]

24 05, 2016

How does pile-driving impact seals?

By | 2016-05-24T13:32:29+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Categories: Publications, Renewables|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A really interesting study from our colleagues at the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) has explored how tagged seals react to offshore wind farms. This follows on from another study by the same group, published last year, exploring how seal hearing might be affected by pile driving. […]

22 09, 2015

Marine Mammals and Tidal Turbines: Collision Risk

By | 2015-09-22T07:51:38+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|Categories: News, Publications, Renewables, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new set of guidance has gone out for consultation on the topic of modelling the collision risk between marine animals and tidal turbines. […]