A new MMO (Marine Mammal Observer) and PAM (Passive acoustic Monitoring) project starts in the next few days and will have our operators engaged until the end of 2022.
The project will see us engaged in marine mammal monitoring for the East Lot of the "Thyrrenian Link" (waters of Campania, Calabria, and Sicily)" supported by Next Geosolutions and Shelter.
The project involves visual and acoustic monitoring of cetaceans on board the NG Worker, an Offshore Supply Ship built in 2009, and flying the Italian flag.
Acoustic monitoring is carried out with a static hydrophone, and sampling is done at regular intervals. The main objectives of the project are to acquire data on the presence and distribution of marine mammals and pelagic fauna in the area.