The CRRU JNCC-Approved Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) Training Course introduces the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) guidelines for minimising the risk of injury to marine mammals from geophysical surveys, piling and explosives operations in the offshore petrochemical and renewables sectors.
The aim of this 1-day course is to equip candidates who wish to work as an MMO with the necessary information and knowledge to carry out this role effectively. Material covered includes the types of activities undertaken offshore, how to interpret and provide mitigation advice using the JNCC guidelines, how to detect and identify marine mammals at sea and determine distances from operations, and how to complete the JNCC recording forms and the necessary reporting requirements required to competently carry out the job.
As an industry prerequisite, all MMOs undertaking work in UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) waters must have attended this JNCC-approved course and obtained the certificate awarded upon successful completion.
The training is delivered by experience personnel with over 26 years working experience in this role in the offshore petrochemical and renewables industries. The cost is £150 per person (which includes reference material, practical guidelines, worksheets and a "Marine Mammals of the World" identification handbook).
Courses are run several times a month on set dates, but can also be organised for groups of 8 or more people on your date of choice by request.
The date for our next online (via Zoom) course is:
Fri 15 Dec 2023
If you would like to receive a registration form for either of these courses or wish to be added to our email distribution list for future course dates, please email us at [email protected].