Ocean Science Consulting staff have been advising the New Zealand Government on guidelines for Passive Acoustic Monitoring of cetaceans (www.doc.govt.nz).
“The New Zealand government is currently reviewing guidance for minimising acoustic disturbance to marine mammals from seismic survey operations, and is soon to publish a new Code of Conduct. This process has relied heavily on expert stakeholders to develop the most robust yet practical regime possible based on international best practises. Ocean Science Consulting provided invaluable advice, particularly in establishing specifications and standards for PAM operations. OSC’s expertise, experience and passionate commitment to improving PAM operating standards was clearly evident, and I would like to express my gratitude for the significant contribution that their staff has made to our review.”
Mr Tara Ross-Watt
Senior Technical Adviser
Department of Conservation New Zealand