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General information on Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) courses 2014

Marine UK Biodiversity Cetacean Guidance Mammals Monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring


JNCC is a statutory advisor to UK Government (and devolved administrations) and as such the Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) courses recognised by JNCC and registered on our website are only relevant to the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Attendance on such courses and associated ‘certification’ is a prerequisite for working as an MMO only within the UKCS.

The MMO courses explain the rationale and requirements of the JNCC guidelines so that upon completion attendees know how to perform the duties of an MMO. This document provides a brief summary of the standards JNCC looks for in MMO courses and highlights topics usually covered by JNCC-recognised MMO courses. This document should be taken as an overall summary and not a detailed account of the specifics usually contained within a JNCC-recognised MMO course.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014··

Guidance for MMO course providers.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC pointOfContact

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·09·18

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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