Ocean Science Consulting gains ISO certification

Ocean Science Consulting Ltd (OSC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded International Organization of Standardization (ISO) certification by Alcumus ISOQAR (a United Kingdom Accreditation Services [UKAS] accredited certification body) for the supply of marine environmental and offshore …

T-PODs and C-PODs return from the field

All our C-PODs and T-PODs have returned safely from the field and OSC’s 100% POD recovery rate remains intact. All the PODs have been cleaned up, and the remaining data is being downloaded now.

OSC's C-PODs and T-PODs

OSC’s Spott Road nature reserve

Exciting things are happening at our Spott Road premises in Dunbar. Workers have been busy over the past few weeks transforming our nature reserve.

We hope to encourage as much wildlife as possible into our reserve, so part of the …

Marine mammals of Scotland

On 22nd and 23rd March we attended Dunbar SciFest (http://dunbarscifest.org.uk/). Our stall, located inside the marquee, focused on marine mammals of Scotland. More specifically, what you can see and where. We had information leaflets, colouring in, …

New Zealand marine mammals & the code of conduct

The waters around New Zealand are home to a diverse range of marine mammals. Some of the most common cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) include Hector’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) Maui’s dolphins (C. h. maui), killer whales (Orcinus orca), bottlenose …

A busy start to 2014

Life has not slowed down after a surprisingly hectic Christmas period. Last minute requirements for PAM systems saw directors Ian and Victoria Todd in our Spott Road warehouse preparing PAM systems for mobilisation on Christmas Day, prior to heading offshore …

Life onboard a gas production platform

The weather is deteriorating. Gale force winds – we can barely stand up outside, let alone work. Too severe to undertake CTD profiling  today, but we have a weather window at 06:00 that may permit measurements. We are busy configuring …

The harbour porpoise

OSC Marine Mammal Observers out in the field are being kept busy with sightings of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena).

Harbour porpoise are some of the smallest cetaceans, with females reaching ca. 1.6 m in size, and males 1.4

Spott Road renovations: the new office

With the wall complete and our office building gutted, we are ready for the builders to start work. Plans are well underway and materials are now being ordered; we should be seeing some progress soon.