Jane Warley

Jane Warley

- Research Coordinator

I have always been drawn to the ocean, and marine mammals have been a fascination of mine ever since I was a child, filling my room with everything dolphin I could find and taking every opportunity I could to see them in the wild. I studied a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology at the University of Plymouth, which took me to Greece for my dissertation on the distribution of dolphins in the Ionian Sea in relation to environmental variables. I then stayed put to complete an MSc in Applied Marine Science, opting to investigate the ecology of bottlenose dolphins in the Shannon Estuary in Ireland for my thesis.

I participated in various volunteer projects, including studying bottlenose dolphins and porpoises in Wales and humpback dolphins in Australia, before joining OSC in 2012 as an MMO and PAM Operator, followed by Research Assistant and finally Marine Scientist. It was a really varied role that took me around the world and enabled me to get stuck into many fascinating research projects, including being an author of the MMO and PAM Handbook. Following a break from OSC, I have rejoined the team as Research Coordinator and am helping to drive OSC’s research department as it progresses in the acoustic and rigs-to-reefs/decommissioning fields.

Jane Warley
Research Coordinator


  • Todd V.L.G., Warley J.C., Williamson, L.D. & Todd I.B. (2024) Acoustic activity of harbour porpoise around an offshore oil and gas platform. In: Popper, A.N., Sisneros, J., Hawkins, A.D., Thomsen, F. (eds) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. Springer. Cham. 
  • Todd V.L.G., Warley J.C. & Todd I.B. (2016) Meals on wheels? A decade of megafaunal visual and acoustic observations from offshore Oil & Gas rigs and platforms in the North and Irish Seas. PLoS One11(4): e0153320.
  • Jiang J., Todd V.L.G., Gardiner J.C. and Todd I.B. (2015) Measurements of underwater conductor hammering noise: compliance with the German UBA limit and relevance to the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Euronoise 2015. Maastricht, The Netherlands Acoustical Society of the Netherlands (NAG) and Belgian Acoustical Society (ABAV). pp. 6.
  • Todd V.L.G., Gardiner J.C. and Todd I.B. (2015) Rigs-to-reefs and porpoises: Précis of evidence to support leaving offshore installations in situ at the end of their operational lifetimes. Decommissioning of Offshore and Subsea Structures. Glasgow, UK: ASRANET Ltd. pp. 10.
  • Todd, V.L.G., Todd, I.B., Gardiner, J.C., and Morrin, E.C.N. (2015) Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook. Pelagic Publishing Ltd, UK.
  • Todd, V.L.G., Todd, I.B., Gardiner, J.C., Morrin, E.C.N., MacPherson, N.A., DiMarzio, N.A., and Thomsen, F. (2015) A review of impacts of marine dredging activities on marine mammals. ICES Journal of Marine Science72(2), 328-340
  • Ruffert, M., Todd, I. B., Todd, V. L. G. and Gardiner, J. C. (2012). Diel analysis methodology for offshore porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) echolocation using ICI from C-POD & other PAM data. Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics.
  • Hickey, R., Barba, L., Binstead, M., Gardiner, J., Hrukova, N., Nuutilla, H., Pesante, G., Ruston, N., Scullion, A., Veneruso, G., and Wildin, C. (2008) Comparison of passive acoustic and visual survey techniques on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Cardigan Bay SAC, Wales. Poster at the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands, 10-12 March 2008.
  • Carter, A. M., Gardiner, J. C., Goodwin, L. (2007) Ecology, distribution and potential disturbance of dolphins in Kefalonia, Greece during 2005 and 2006. European Research on Cetaceans - 21. Proceedings of the European Cetacean Society Conference, San Sebastian, Spain (ed. P.G.H. Evans). European Cetacean Society, Cambridgeshire.


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