MMO and PSO training courses are running in Inverness, Scotland, in December: 

JNCC-recognised MMO course for UK waters, 6 December 2016, GBP 130

PSO course for the Gulf of Mexico, meets BOEM/ BSEE requirements, 7 December 
2016, GBP 55 (when taken in conjunction with the MMO course).

These courses will cover all the information needed for work as a marine mammal 
observer (MMO) in UK waters or Protected Species Observer (PSO) in the US Gulf 
of Mexico.  Taught by an MMO instructor with twenty years experience, course 
content includes the impact of sound on marine mammals, legislation protecting 
marine mammals, the requirements of the relevant mitigation measures and the 
role of the MMO/ PSO.  Visual monitoring, an introduction to passive acoustic 
monitoring and identification of marine mammals (and sea turtles for the PSO 
course) are also covered.

For full details of course content and to download a booking form, see or e-mail .

Carolyn Barton 
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