14 returned results for 'PAM'

  • Collecting PAM’s things

    Duration: 18-27 November 2017 Gear: Surface and subsurface PAM moorings Objectives: To retrieve a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (eight surface marked moorings) or acoustic release systems (22 subsurface moorings) and the acoustic recording devices attached to them (30 C-POD and 10 SM2M/SM3M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme (see…

    20th November 2017

  • At Loggerheads with PAM

    Duration: 6-13 November 2017 Gear: Sub-surface passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) moorings. Objectives: To retrieve a previously deployed series of moorings comprising acoustic release systems (eight subsurface acoustic release moorings) and the acoustic recording devices attached to them (eight C-POD and three Loggerhead broadband units). Nine moorings were deployed originally however, one of these (Soay) has…

    6th November 2017

  • Taking PAM to visit Rosemary Bank

    Figure 1: Map showing approximate location for mooring deployment and transects for each zone Duration: 31 July to 7 August 2017 Fishing Gear: 2 x bird observer boxes (plus rubber matting) 1 x passive acoustic device and moorings Objectives To deploy a passive acoustic device on Rosemary Bank To collect data on bird and marine…

    2nd August 2017

  • Hearing things with COMPASS

    On November 6th the Alba na Mara set sail once more to deploy acoustic listening devices in the west coast of Scotland. A total of six moorings containing broadband sound recording devices and cetacean echolocation “click detectors”  were to be deployed during the trip. The map below gives the planned locations for deployment. These deployments…

    29th November 2017

  • MRV Alba na Mara Survey 0417A Programme

    Duration: 25 March – 03 April 2017 Gear: Surface and subsurface PAM moorings Objective: To deploy a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (9 surface marked moorings) and acoustic release systems (21 subsurface moorings) with attached acoustic recording devices (30 C-POD and 10 SM2M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme (see…

    24th March 2017

  • MRV Alba na Mara Survey 2116A programme

    Duration: 17-30 November 2016 Gear: Surface and subsurface PAM moorings Objectives: To retrieve a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (seven surface marked moorings) or acoustic release systems (23 subsurface moorings) and the acoustic recording devices attached to them (30 C-POD and 10 SM2M/SM3M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme (see…

    28th November 2016

  • Trialling methods for tracking marine mammals

    As part of the process for developing wave and tidal renewable energy generation in Scottish Waters,  a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has to be completed, evaluating the potential interactions between marine renewables and  marine wildlife as a matter of priority. Despite significant progress in the industry over recent years, there remains a great deal of uncertainty about…

    16th June 2016

  • Alba na Mara Survey 0716A Programme

    Duration: 28 April – 07 May 2016 Gear: Surface and subsurface PAM moorings Objectives: To deploy a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (eight surface marked moorings) and acoustic release systems (22subsurface moorings) with attached acoustic recording devices (30 C-POD and 10 SM2M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme (see Table…

    6th May 2016

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 1715A Programme

    Duration: 10-23 November 2015 Gear: Surface and subsurface PAM moorings Objectives: To retrieve a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (eight surface marked moorings) or acoustic release systems (22 subsurface moorings) and the acoustic recording devices attached to them (30 C-POD and ten SM2M/SM3M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme (see…

    6th November 2015

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions – the ocean’s problem

    We’ve all seen the banner headlines about CO2 concentrations increasing in the atmosphere, but did you know this increase is also impacting our seas and its inhabitants too? There is a natural exchange of CO2 between the surface layers of the ocean and the atmosphere. The chemistry of seawater is complex, an imbalance as a result of…

    22nd July 2015