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

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.

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Refining Estimates of Collision Risk for Harbour Seals and Tidal Turbines

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!

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SMRU Canada wins FORCE

 

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 program in the Minas Passage.

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Improving environmental monitoring around tidal energy devices!

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.

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Presentations from MEP!

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 in the tidal energy in the UK and all over the world – improving what we know about the potential impacts of tidal energy devices on marine mammal populations. You can check out all our project work here.

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SMRU Consulting and NRW lead the way

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.

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