ACCOBAMS Courses Update for Highly Qualified Marine Mammals Observers (MMO) and Operators of Passive Acoustic Monitoring Systems (PAM)


 Graduated/current student in biology or ecology or have experience that demonstrates a commitment to the environment and its conservation.

 30 days-at-sea as a marine observer

 Experience recognising animals and their behaviours at sea

 Ability to communicate in English

 Have a theoretical understanding of acoustic issues

 Ability to recognize the different vocalizations of marine mammals

Topics Covered in the Training Course:

 Presentation of the High Quality MMO/PAM certificate of ACCOBAMS

 Introduction to under water acoustics

 Introduction to marine mammals and acoustics

 Introduction to human activities generating impulsive noise

 Introduction to existing regulations and ACCOBAMS Guidelines

 Introduction to the role of MMO/PAM

 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

  • Adjacent Atlantic Area
  • Black Sea: North of the Black Sea
  • Black Sea: South of the Black Sea
  • Med - Eastern Basin: Adriatic Sea
  • Med - Eastern Basin: Aegean Sea
  • Med - Eastern Basin: Ionian Sea
  • Med - Eastern Basin: North East of the Basin
  • Med - Eastern Basin: South East of the Basin
  • Med - Eastern Basin: South West of the Basin
  • Med - Western Basin: Alboran Sea
  • Med - Western Basin: Balearic Sea
  • Med - Western Basin: North West of the Basin
  • Med - Western Basin: South of the Basin
  • Med - Western Basin: Strait of Gibraltar
  • Med - Western Basin: Thyrrhenian Sea
  • Sea of Azov
  • Sea of Marmara
  • Others
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Cuvier's Beaked Whale
  • Dwarf sperm whale
  • False Killer Whale
  • Fin Whale
  • Harbour Porpoise
  • Humpback Whale
  • Killer whale
  • Long-finned pilot whale
  • Mesoplodon densirostris
  • Minke Whale
  • Northern Right Whale
  • Risso's Dolphin
  • Rough-toothed Dolphin
  • Sei Whale
  • Short-beaked common dolphin
  • Sperm Whale
  • Striped Dolphin
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