JNCC MMO Course

course thumbnailThe JNCC accredited Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) course is run over two days to provide comprehensive coverage of the MMO role. A mixture of classroom and practical boat sessions are delivered by our approved trainer who has over 10 years’ MMO and marine mammal experience. Insight into life offshore and the practicalities of the MMO role ensure a very thorough preparation for prospective MMOs. However, those from an industry background (working alongside MMOs) will benefit from the full exploration of the complexities of mitigation requirements. A scientific background will be an advantage to delegates and a keen interest in marine mammals is key.

A certificate for offshore work will be awarded upon successful completion of this course.

The JNCC MMO course will be followed by a 3 day Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Level 1 course.

5% student discount for one course on proof of full and valid student status.

10% student discount for two courses (when booking in conjunction with PAM level 1 course) on proof of full and valid student status.

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  • Bob Gisiner, December 2015

    “I especially appreciated the amount of hands-on training with the data processing software and user interface. This included deployment of an actual PAM array and operation of the PAM monitoring equipment in a realistic survey scenario, complete with cooperative vocalizing dolphins.

    Hands-on practice completing the standardized data sheets used by BOEM and JNCC were also features that I thought left the potential PAM operator ready for real-world application of his or her training.

    The materials and practical training give the students all they need to succeed as a professional PAM operator.”

  • Stephanie Barnicoat, June 2014

    “Excellent. A superb mix of theory and practical. The course leader provides expert up to date knowledge, information that is both easy to absorb and follow whilst being comprehensive. I would highly recommend this course for potential MMOS.”

  • Dan Coles, June 2014

    “The practical side of the course was essential as it gave a very real experience of the role played by an MMO offshore.”