Oceaneering announces new marine mammal mitigation software

Dec. 5, 2023
Recent field trial demonstrated solution’s ability to detect mammal location in real time.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Oceaneering International, Inc., has announced the successful field trial of Ocean Perception, a patented marine mammal mitigation software solution for the offshore wind and renewables industry. 

The field trial was conducted in August 2023 at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary offshore the northeastern US to demonstrate Ocean Perception’s ability to visualize real-time mitigation operations, mammal detections, and locations. 

The Ocean Perception solution is said to provide accurate mammal location data to improve operational efficiencies for construction operations – thereby reducing downtime attributed to false positives experienced by traditional marine mammal monitoring methods. 

The trial tested the integration of data protocols, integration of the solution with buoy systems, various frequencies testing, and other capabilities including machine learning and thermal cameras for the potential for 24-hour operations. 

The trial integrated SMRU Consulting’s battery-powered Cab Guardian Buoy System with Ocean Perception as part of a package for offshore wind construction operations. The buoy system is said to be able to detect mammals at a range of up to 10 km (4 mi) and report those detections in real-time, allowing Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) operators to approve the detections within Pamguard software and deliver the data into Ocean Perception’s map visualization. 



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