OSC & COP26

As you’ve no doubt heard, the UN climate change conference, COP26 (the 26th ‘Conference of the Parties’) has taken place in Glasgow over the past two weeks, where world leaders, scientists, negotiators, and stakeholders from across the globe gathered to discuss how to tackle climate change. Their work was focused on how to achieve net […]

We’re hiring! Marine Acoustic Engineer

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for ambitious graduate in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, or a relevant field covering sensing and instrumentation, to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate. The post-holder will lead development of an integrated system for marine mammal mitigation from offshore developments (e.g. windfarm, oil […]

SHUSH Presentation: prediction of marine mammal auditory impact

Ocean Science Consulting Limited (OSC) was delighted to present at the Symposium on High Underwater Sounds from Humans (SHUSH) conference, an exciting virtual event, jointly organised by Sorbonne University and Ocean Ambassadors. This free symposium was created to bring together marine scientists, students, and professionals from a range of governmental, NGO, and research institutes across […]

LIFE AS AN MMO IN SE-ASIA: Part II

On completion of the 14-day quarantine I was collected by a company driver and taken to my new base of operations, a sleepy fishing village that comes alive at the weekend. Visitors flock in to enjoy fresh seafood at the local fish market. The town is filled with 3D art where cranes are dressed up […]

LIFE AS AN MMO IN SE-ASIA: Part I

Working as a Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) can be exciting, hard work, but most of all, rewarding. Part of the job description requires travel to far stretches of the globe; however, as many of you know, working during a pandemic has introduced challenges and changes to typical working life. This month, OSC is releasing one […]

DECOMMISSIONING: WHY A NET ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT ANALYSIS BASED COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT (NEBA-CA) APPROACH IS THE FUTURE

Ocean Science Consulting Limited (OSC) has been working with Environmental Planning Specialists Inc. (EPS), part of the Montrose Environmental Group, to investigate environmental impacts of decommissioning operations and address associated environmental challenges. This exciting collaboration allows OSC’s clients to benefit from collaboration with a highly qualified group of experts who have pioneered the technique of […]

Publication of our article on binning-based inter-click interval data of free-ranging harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

OSC is pleased to announce publication of the article Presentation of binning-based inter-click interval data from passive acoustic monitoring of free-ranging harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) (Ruffert et al., 2020) in the peer-reviewed journal International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration (IJAV). This article was co-authored by OSC’s Managing Directors, Dr Victoria Todd and Ian Todd, and […]

OSC report on Hector’s and Māui dolphins available online

Ocean Science Consulting NZ (Asia-Pacific) Limited (OSC-NZ) recently collaborated with colleagues at JASCO Applied Sciences (JASCO) and Cawthron Institute (New Zealand) to write a detailed literature review (Lucke et al., 2019) of potential non-fishing threats faced by Hector’s (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) and Māui dolphin (C. h. maui). The review was commissioned by Department of Conservation […]

OSC NZ to participate in 2016 A Community on Ecosystem Services conference in Florida

OSC NZ will be at the 2016 A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) conference, which is being held in Jacksonville, Florida, USA from 5-9 December. The ACES conference focuses on bringing together decision-making and the science around ecosystem services and sustainability. Dr Victoria Todd, one of our Managing Directors, will participate in the Thursday afternoon discussion session entitled ‘Do offshore oil and […]