Passive Acoustic Monitoring and PAMGUARD Software eLearning Training Course

Intelligent Ocean Ltd
January 28, 2021
Online, United Kingdom
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Intelligent Ocean is a UK training and consultancy company whose knowledge is based on 15 years of hands-on experience with offshore industry operations, marine mammal mitigation and consultation with regulatory bodies. Since 2009 we have trained more than 1450 persons for Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) training. In addition, we have run Passive Acoustic Monitoring training for more than 680 persons and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Protected Species Observer (PSO) training for more than 455 persons.

Intelligent Ocean Ltd is pleased to offer the following eLearning course.

Passive Acoustic Monitoring and PAMGUARD Software eLearning Training Course (GBP 150 per person)

The Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) course is designed to introduce this technique of monitoring for marine mammals to MMOs, researchers, project managers or any other interested parties.

The course contents are as follows:

  • Basic Theory of Acoustics
  • The Principle of Using Spectrograms to Visualise Sound
  • Marine Mammal Vocalisations with Example Spectrogram Videos
  • Other Ocean Noise with Example Spectrogram Videos
  • PAM Equipment Components
  • PAM Assembly and Safe Deployment
  • PAM Equipment Types (examples of existing systems)
  • PAM Software for Real Time Monitoring
  • Practical Session to Configure PAMGUARD Software

This introduction is aimed at the complete beginner and will form a basic understanding in Passive Acoustic Monitoring. There is a multiple-choice assessment in the course and an exercise configuring the industry standard software PAMGUARD. On satisfactory completion a certificate will be issued.

To complete the eLearning course you simply log in, read, learn and then pass assessments based on the course content. You set the pace of your learning. You will have access to the course for 12 months. Full details of how to purchase this course is available on our website at the following link where you can also find example pages from our course.

Companies wishing to sign up members of their staff please email for registration and invoicing.

Intelligent Ocean’s staff have extensive experience of working offshore as MMOs and PAM operators in addition to marine mammal survey work and nature guiding. Our training experience and client list can be viewed here

If you have any further questions, please contact Alison Gill at

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