Who We Are

The Marine Mammal Observer Association (MMOA) is a membership based association with the aim of bringing together and representing individuals who work commercially and professionally as Marine Mammal Observers (MMOs) and Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Operators to implement mitigation measures and protect marine life during industry operations.

The MMOA also provides information to other individuals that have an interest in MMO issues.

Find out more about our committee and mission

Corporate Sponsors

The following companies or organisations are currently providing us with sponsorship. Please click on their logo to follow through to their website. For more information, visit our Corporate Sponsors page.

VP Marine
Ocean Ecology
EDGEWISE Environmental
Intelligent Ocean

Supporting Organisations

The following organisations have agreed that they support the aims and objectives of the Association. They do not provide financial support. Please click on their logo to follow through to their website. For more information, visit our Supporting Organisations page.

The Association for Professional Observers (APO)
CIRCE, (Conservation, Information and Study on Cetaceans)
The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT)
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG)
Naked Whale Research (also NaWhaRe)
The Omacha Foundation

IMarESTIMarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. Our Marine Partnership with the IMarEST provides access to free membership benefits, knowledge-sharing, online promotion and free membership for our volunteers and course delegates. The partnership offers support to organisations that have demonstrated a continued commitment to conservation and sustainability of the marine environment.

Latest News

MMOA attends BEIS/JNCC PAM workshop

30 March 2021

The MMOA Committee were invited along with other stakeholders and interested parties to attend the Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) workshop...

COVID-19 and the Marine Mammal Mitigation Industry

29 May 2020

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is a pneumonia of unknown cause first detected in Wuhan, China and reported to...

MMOA Chairman Attends AEECoW Conference 2019

12 November 2019

MMOA Chair Niru Dorrian recently attended the 2019 AEECoW annual conference in Lanarkshire Scotland. The AEECoW is the qualifying body...

IMarEST - Has a new look!

12 November 2019

  "We started out as the Institute of Marine Engineers in 1889. In 1999, we took the exciting step of...

MMOA Partners with the IMarEST

12 November 2019

Marine Mammal Observer Association (MMOA) has partnered with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), the world’s largest international...

MMOA attends EAGE conference in Copenhagen

09 July 2018

MMOA Executive Committee Member Gary Robinson recently attended the annual EAGE conference in Copenhagen on behalf of the MMOA with...

MMOA Member Launches Canadian Training Consultancy: Edgewise Environmental

26 April 2018

EDGEWISE Environmental has been established as Canada’s first environmental consultancy focused on marine mammal observation, seabird observation and acoustic monitoring...

MMOA attends ECS Conference 2018

17 April 2018

Patrick Lyne recently attended the European Cetacean Society in La Spezia in Italy and presented a poster on Soft starts....

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