The main objective of this course is to provide basic training to work as Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Operator anywhere in the world.
Marine mammal detection is identified using distinct groups: Marine Mammal Observers (MMOs) / Protected Species Observers (PSO) & PAM Operators.
The methods of a MMO/PSO are more visual in nature; looking for mammals that can be seen surfacing. PAM Operators, however, use specially designed hydrophones and software to detect vocalizing mammals within the waters that would not otherwise be detected by MMO/PSO.
Within recent years, PAM systems have become more popular due to their wide range of uses. They are commonly used in real-time during seismic surveys and piling. But, they can also be used to record data for research and environmental impact studies.
This 3-day PAM training course provides the applicant with greater understanding of how to read, measure and detect underwater sounds through the use of PAM software and hardware.