As IMarEST steps up its recognition of training courses, companies from across the entirety of the marine sector are turning to the IMarEST to provide an independent assessment to demonstrate they can contribute to an individual’s continuing professional development (CPD).
The latest to be recognised is the professional training courses offered by Intelligent Ocean Ltd, a UK training and consultancy company that has been educating marine mammal observers (MMOs) and passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) operators since 2009.
Intelligent Ocean's PAM and PAMGUARD Software courses aim to provide foundation level training to anyone wishing to operate PAM equipment to monitor marine mammals either in an offshore mitigation role or for research.
Alison Gill, Director, Intelligent Ocean explains: “We created an affordable distance eLearning version of our classroom taught PAM course in response to the COVID19 pandemic. We wanted to ensure that training is available despite the crisis especially for those persons still working offshore”.
“We use course software that is simple in layout and navigation for our users. The course is unique because we provide continuous access to the material after the course has been completed and course materials are continuously updated including PAM software upgrades and resource links thus promoting CPD beyond the successful completion of the course”.
The introductory course is aimed at first-time users and its philosophy is to teach the subject in a user friendly and easy to understand format. The subject of acoustics is vast and can be highly technical and mathematical. Intelligent Ocean aims to provide enough background theory to provide a solid foundation for the monitoring of marine mammals while keeping the content at a level suitable for individuals whose main function is in operating PAM equipment and real-time monitoring.
“We are so pleased to have been awarded CPD recognition for our course from IMarEST and look forward to this collaboration offering assurance of a peer-reviewed professional standard to our future trainees.”
Details of this course and how to book can be found on Intelligent Ocean’s website.
Find out more about how to apply for CPD recognition for your organisation’s training course.