Excitement is mounting in the office as publication of our new book ‘Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring handbook’ approaches. It is a labour of love for all authors, that has monopolised our time, and in some cases our dreams. The end is however in sight, the cover is being tweaked to perfection, and reviewers are stuck in; we are all eager to see the final version.
So, what is it about? The Handbook is the ultimate instruction manual for mitigation measures to minimise disturbances to marine mammals from industrial and defence activities. Designed for use by all stakeholders in the field, regardless of their experience, the handbook aims to increase Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring standards universally by bringing together all aspects of this discipline into one concise, easily accessible resource. It is compiled from more than two decades of offshore experience, and a decade of supplying MMO and PAM services.
Topics include worldwide legislation, compliance, anthropogenic noise sources and potential effects, training, offshore life, visual and acoustic monitoring (theory and practice), marine mammal distribution, hearing and vocalisations, and report writing.
Pre-order your copy now from the links below.