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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. […]

15 11, 2016

Refining Estimates of Collision Risk for Harbour Seals and Tidal Turbines

By | 2016-11-15T13:45:38+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Categories: Renewables, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re excited to announce the release of a new report which updates how we can assess the potential impacts of collisions between marine mammals and tidal energy devices! […]

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. […]

6 05, 2016

Presentations from MEP!

By | 2016-05-06T06:19:36+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Categories: Conference, Renewables, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Carol was busy presenting our-world leading research along side the best and brightest from the tidal industry in Wales at the Marine Energy Pembrokeshire 2016 meeting. If you weren't able to make it or want to watch Carol's and others presentations - you can check it out below and here. We've done a tonne of work [...]

11 03, 2016

Acronyms abound! JNCC release JCPIII

By | 2016-03-11T10:17:57+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Categories: News, Publications, Research & Development, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Excited to see that the Joint Nature Conservation Committee has released the Joint Cetacean Protocol (JCP)! […]

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. […]

10 08, 2015

SMRU Consulting and NRW lead the way

By | 2017-11-24T05:56:44+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Categories: News, Publications, Renewables, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Natural Resources Wales (NRW), working with a team led by SMRU Consulting and including other experts from the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) and the Scottish Association of Marine Sciences (SAMS) have recently published a new set of guidance on marine mammal surveying requirements at wave and tidal stream energy sites in Wales. […]

20 07, 2015

SMRU Consulting Wins Joint UK-Canada Research Competition to Advance Tidal Energy Technologies

By | 2015-07-20T17:37:10+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Categories: News, Renewables, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

We’re happy to announce that SMRU Consulting has just won a bid from the Offshore Energy and Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) and Innovate UK to help advance tidal energy. […]