New Zealand Passive Acoustic Monitoring Course

course thumbnailIn order to work in New Zealand as a Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) operator, individuals need to complete the specified training as outlined by the New Zealand Department of Conservation.

The Seiche New Zealand PAM Training course aims at providing students with the knowledge and understanding of working as a PAM operator in New Zealand. The course, which is consistent with the standards set out in the 2013 Code of

Conduct for minimising acoustic disturbance to marine mammals from seismic survey operations, will equip delegates with a thorough understanding of the Code, as well as PAM.

The course is suitable for indviduals new to PAM, as well as for industry personnel should they wish to gain more knowledge on the above topics.

If you wish to apply for this course please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain an application form and to find out when the next available course is running.

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  • Bob Gisiner, December 2015

    “I especially appreciated the amount of hands-on training with the data processing software and user interface. This included deployment of an actual PAM array and operation of the PAM monitoring equipment in a realistic survey scenario, complete with cooperative vocalizing dolphins.

    Hands-on practice completing the standardized data sheets used by BOEM and JNCC were also features that I thought left the potential PAM operator ready for real-world application of his or her training.

    The materials and practical training give the students all they need to succeed as a professional PAM operator.”

  • Stephanie Barnicoat, June 2014

    “Excellent. A superb mix of theory and practical. The course leader provides expert up to date knowledge, information that is both easy to absorb and follow whilst being comprehensive. I would highly recommend this course for potential MMOS.”

  • Dan Coles, June 2014

    “The practical side of the course was essential as it gave a very real experience of the role played by an MMO offshore.”