OSC is a technology-focused marine science company involved principally in providing environmental services worldwide.
Our clients have included the media, academia, government, consultancies, and a range of industries: aquaculture, Marine Renewable Energy Device or MRED (hydro and wind power e.g. underwater turbine and wind farms), oil and gas production (rigs, platforms, FPSOs, offshore support, guard and chase vessels), geophysical (VSP/3D seismic and drilling exploration), hydrographical survey, pipeline (laying, trenching, rock-dumping, side-casting and fall-pipe vessels), dredging (TSHDs, split-hopper barges and backhoe jack-ups), engineering and construction.
Services include project planning, project management, scientific experiments/studies or environmental monitoring, field-data collection, data analysis and interpretation. More specifically, we provide Marine Mammal Observers (MMO), Marine Mammal & Seabird Observers (MMSO), Protected Species Observers (PSO), distance sampling (dedicated vessel-based surveys to estimate marine mammal populations), Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM), T-PODs and C-PODs – autonomous/unmanned Static Acoustic Monitoring Systems (SAMS), static (vertical) or towed hydrophone arrays and dunking elements, bioacoustics generally, underwater sound and frequency measurement and noise-field propagation modelling, oceanographical sampling, scientific and commercial HSE SCUBA diving, literature reviews, advice documents, environmental risk and impact assessments, for scientific research and/or for compliance environmental monitoring in accordance with industry permit requirements and regulatory guidelines. Environmental guidelines include those of Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS), Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum (BMP), National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), High Energy Seismic Survey (HESS), Australia and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).
The company’s primary competitive advantages are attention to detail, a comprehensive knowledge base, a programme of continuous development for employees, a dynamic culture for determination and innovation, and investment in technological research and development. Some organisations claim to make a difference…whereas our clients will attest to that.
From sound science come wise decisions…™