Marine Mammal Observer & Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook

Today, OSC are celebrating the publication of their new book, the Marine Mammal Observer & Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook. Fresh from the printers, copies arrived at OSC’s office in Dunbar this morning – champagne & cookies all round!

Marine Mammal Observer & Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook

The ‘Marine …

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 …

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 …

Passive Acoustic Monitoring

Passive Acoustic Monitoring is an important part of the work carried out by OSC Ltd. Currently we have a number of operators working in the field to put mitigation measures in to practice on board seismic vessels. Hydrophones towed behind

February and the start of a busy field season..

After a busy winter in the OSC office, work is really kicking off in the field, I think we have an exciting year ahead of us!

Reports of grey seal sightings are filtering into the office from our field supervisor

PAM operators head to Southern hemisphere…

Two of our lucky PAM operators embarked on the long journey to the Southern hemisphere last weekend, arriving tired, jet lagged but ready to bask in the sunshine before boarding. Keeping a close eye on the ocean during a coastal …