Protected Species Observer (PSO) Course

A 2-day course is being offered for those wishing to pursue a career in marine mammal observation and mitigation in the offshore seismic industry. It will equip you with a thorough background in all aspects of the role of a marine mammal observer, covering technical theory, monitoring, recording and reporting. Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Level 1 Course

A further 3-day course provides the skills to become an offshore PAM operator. It will expand your knowledge of acoustic monitoring and provide insight into industry requirements for environmental mitigation. Training includes thorough support material, interactive PAMGuard workshops and a boat session. Certificates are awarded upon course completion.

Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana
PSO…………22 to 24 September
PAM…………24 to 26 September

For more information email  training@(at)

(nb this course is not organised by or affiliated  with the Society for Marine Mammalogy)