Edinburgh, UK
Saturday 7th September 2024

Join the MMOA to delve into the professional world of marine mammal observation, passive acoustic monitoring and mitigation strategies at our upcoming one-day conference hosted by the Marine Mammal Observer Association (MMOA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST). Set against the scenic backdrop of Scotland's Capital in Edinburgh, this landmark event will be the first international conference dedicated to Marine Mammal Mitigation Professionals This internationally focused event promises to blend insightful discussions, interactive sessions, and provide valuable networking opportunities for professionals in the field.

Key Themes:

  • Mitigation & Monitoring: Strategies and best practices for minimising industry impacts on marine mammals;
  • Consenting & Licensing: Wildlife licensing, Protected Species Risk Assessment, and Appropriate Assessment processes;
  • Technology & Innovation: Exploring the role of AI in enhancing detection efforts and Passive Acoustic Monitoring;
  • Freelance Consultant Life: Navigating the challenges and opportunities of freelance consulting in marine mammal observation.

This conference is designed for all those involved with marine mammal mitigation: MMOs and PAM Operators, Environmental Consultants, Researchers, Government Agencies, Regulatory Bodies, Wildlife Managers,  Crewing Agencies, and Technology Providers in marine mammal observation and detection.