A primary component of regulatory compliance for protected species is monitoring and mitigation during activities that have the potential to impact protected animals.
Azura’s protected species observers (PSOs) are trained marine mammal and sea turtle observers who are experts in species identification. They provide monitoring and mitigation for marine mammals and sea turtles during a variety of activities.
- Offshore Renewable Energy Development
- Marine Construction
- Geophysical & Geotechnical (G&G) Surveys
- Seismic Surveys
- Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDAs)
Azura’s PSOs provide exclusion zone monitoring for these activities using naked eye and small handheld binoculars for small zones and mounted “big eye” binoculars for large zones.
Azura’s acousticians provide passive acoustic monitoring services to track marine mammals in and near an exclusion zone and to monitor anthropogenic and baseline ambient noise levels during these activities.