New Zealand Seismic Code Of Conduct
Under the New Zealand seismic code of conduct all Marine Mammal Observers (MMOs) and Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Operators must have the required proficiencies in specified areas (DOC, 2013).
Both MMOs and PAM Operators must exhibit the following competencies, as a minimum:
Marine Mammal Observers must also demonstrate their ability to:
In order to demonstrate the above abilities, MMOs must be able to use the following tools:
Passive Acoustic Monitoring Operators must also demonstrate their ability to:
During any training course prospective MMO and PAM Operators must demonstrate their ability to meet the standards listed above, as a minimum.
|DOC (2013): 2013 Code of conduct for minimising acoustic disturbance to marine mammals from seismic survey operations.|
|Publishing Team, Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 36.|