PSO Classroom Course
Intelligent Ocean has suspended all classroom courses due to the Coronavirus Crisis and offer eLearning instead. The information below is just for future reference when classroom courses return.
Gulf of Mexico Protected Species Observer Mitigation Training – 1 Day Course (09:30 – 17:00) – £150 per person.
BOEM/BSEE Approved Trainer: Alison Gill BSc, MSc
Intelligent Ocean has suspended all classroom courses due to the Coronavirus Crisis
This course has been approved by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Management (BSEE) which was formerly the Minerals Management Services (MMS) and is required for you to work as a Protected Species Observer (PSO) in the Gulf of Mexico during seismic surveys.
The course contents are as follows
- Introduction to the biology and sensory world of marine mammals.
- Potential impacts of man-made noise on marine mammals.
- Discussion on the basis for current legislation in place for the USA to protect
marine mammals during industry operations and the organisations
- Industry operations that have the potential to cause injury or disturbance,
outlining the operational procedures of each one.
- An in-depth explanation of the mitigation measures proposed for each
- PSO mitigation data forms and report compilation.
- Marine mammal identification – how to visually spot and identify animals in
- Marine mammal survey techniques and range estimation.
- Introduction to passive acoustic monitoring.
- Life onboard vessels or platforms as an PSO – expected conduct of working
with industry personnel.
- Employment opportunities for PSOs. Expected qualifications and
- Interactive course assessments with a pass mark of at least 85% required
Classes will be held in the town of Kings Lynn in Norfolk at the Globe Hotel.
The Globe Hotel is on the corner of Tuesday Market Place in the centre of town. Address is: The Globe Hotel, King Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. PE30 1EZ.
Kings Lynn has several hotels and guest houses. Please note there are no hostels in Kings Lynn.
Please note that the Globe Hotel (which is a common choice of accommodation for our trainees) has a disco in its bar every Friday and Saturday night. If the courses coincide with the need to book accommodation on these nights please do consider if this noise will be unsuitable for you.
Please note there are no car parking facilities at the Globe Hotel. There are several public car parks in the town within walking distance.
Please click here for a map of car parks in Kings Lynn town centre. The long stay car parks are the cheapest. For tariffs of these car parks – follow this link to the Kings Lynn’s Council Website.
Please note the cost of these vary and that some have restricted times you can stay. The car park outside the Globe Hotel (number 1 on map) for example is very expensive and has restricted times.
Please factor in enough travel time to find an appropriate car park elsewhere.
A private car park we recommend is shown on the car park map with a red cross. This car park, whose entrance is on Church Street, always has spaces and is reasonably priced for a whole day. Alternatively we suggest the long stay car parks A, D, E or F (see map).
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