Our MMOs are all experienced marine mammal scientists, with extensive field experience, a good understanding of the practicalities of various seismic operations and expert knowledge of industry regulations within the survey area (which vary depending on location, season and type of seismic survey being conducted). Our MMOs are all JNCC (Joint Nature Conservation Committee) and PSO (Protected Species Observers) qualified.
Here at Gardline, we understand the importance for offshore commercial activity to adhere to best practice and marine mammal mitigation legislation.
MMOs conduct dedicated watches for marine mammals prior to any use of seismic airguns and during recommended ‘soft starts’ (or ramp ups). They will identify and recommend action to be taken should animals be sighted within the ‘marine mammal safety zones’. Our MMOs are able to offer data analysis and reporting on completion of each survey.
Marine Mammal Observation Services
Gardline has extensive experience in the acquisition and processing of 2D and 3D seismic data, specialising in 2D, 3D, high resolution and ultra-high resolution seismic.
Gardline has been providing marine geotechnical surveys in a variety of offshore locations for over 30 years and have the global knowledge, experience and resources required for any site investigation.
Gardline is a global leader in the provision of end to end marine science and able to offer a range of environmental services including marine wildlife services.