Passive Acoustic Monitoring Operator

The Edgewise Environmental Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Operator course is a comprehensive 3 week (online) + practical program that focuses on passive acoustic mitigation processes of marine environmental projects that may impact marine mammals. Offshore and coastal activities covered include, but are not limited to seismic exploration, renewable energy, dredging, and pile driving. These activities and associated mitigative actions shall be discussed in relation to the “Species at Risk Act” and  “Statement of Canadian Practice with Respect to the Mitigation of Seismic Sound in the Marine Environment”. This course includes an in-person, in-class session and at-sea field component.

Learning Outcomes:

  • A review of the “Statement of Canadian Practice with Respect to the Mitigation of Sound in the Marine Environment”

  • A review of the “Species at Risk Act”

  • Basic theory of marine anthropogenic activities that may impact marine mammals

  • Identification of marine mammal acoustic signatures (with specific focus on those species found within Canadian waters)

  • A basic introduction to marine mammal acoustics and underwater sound

  • Instruction and hand-on experience with PAM hardware and software

  • Instruction on completing various recording pro forma

  • Essential information to be included within the PAM report

  • Offshore decorum, equipment requirements

Pricing and Packages

Course Registration Price
Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Operator $1,680.00 Register
PAM Operator + MMO $2,516.00 Register
PAM Operator + SBO $2,516.00 Register
PAM Operator + MMO + SBO $3,604.00 Register

All prices are in CAD, subject to applicable taxes, and subject to change.