MMO Forum

The MMO Forum is a key feature for our Full Members (ie those members who work as experienced MMO or PAM Operators). As a closed and private forum it allows our MMOs to bring up topics of discussion related to their mitigation work.

Some examples of what is being discussed on the forum include:

  • Passive Acoustic Monitoring problems and solutions
  • Rates and work conditions
  • Training requirements
  • Opinions on mitigation procedures set by regulatory authorities
  • Questions regarding unclear wording in mitigation procedures
  • Animal identification
  • Future Conferences

The value of these discussions is key to our Association's ability to feed back to regulators, PAM software developers and industry to help raise the standard of marine mammal observation, mitigation and protection. A unique feature of our feedback is first-hand experience and opinion from working MMOs and PAM Operators. This means that feedback gathered by the committee is based on the whole membership's opinion as a collective voice.

Please note that you have to be a Full Member to access the MMO Forum as it is for experienced MMO and PAM Operators only. Associate Members do not have access.

If you are a Full Member and wish to access the MMO Forum you need to log in and select "Member Forum" from the User Menu on the right hand side of your profile page.


About the Marine Mammal Observer Association (MMOA)

mmoa footer logoThe 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 who implement mitigation measures to protect marine life during industry operations. The MMOA also provides information to other individuals that have an interest in MMO issues.