Our dedicated team can provide you with professional and experienced Marine Mammal Observation services, for use during a wide range of offshore industry operations. Through advice, consultation and observation, our Marine Mammal Observers (MMOs) can help you to minimise the impact your operations have on the marine environment whilst ensuring that they are in adherence to environmental protocol and regulations.

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

  • In house MMO team, fully trained to international standards.
  • JNCC trained and accredited MMOs.
  • BOEM and NMFS approved Protected Species Observers (PSOs).
  • International experience across the project lifecycle of all offshore operations.
  • Gardline’s MMOs work with our clients to provide practical, but compliant, mitigation solutions.
  • Experienced project management team can assist with compilation of project related mitigation protocols.
  • Field reporting that meets and exceeds regulatory requirements.
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