Marine Mammal/Cetacean Observers


Many governments and local authorities require Marine Environmentalists / Biologists to act as observers on vessels, especially seismic vessels, operating in sensitive areas around the world.

Guidelines require seismic operators to watch for marine mammals and follow a soft start procedure before each seismic line. Observation effort, marine mammal along with other marine animal sightings and details of seismic operations are all recorded by the Marine Mammal Observer (MMO). These logs are returned to the relevant government agency at the end of the survey.

Verif-i can offer the services of a team of qualified and experienced Marine Mammal / Cetacean Observers (MMOs) and manufacturer qualified Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Operators.


Verif-i MMO and PAM Operator Services

  • Pre-survey and mobilisation meetings
  • Monitoring marine mammal presence
  • Monitoring compliance with the JNCC guidelines
  • Provision of advice on compliance with the guidelines
  • Reporting