AIS provides highly qualified Protected Species Observers (also known as Marine Mammal Observers) for round the clock mitigation support aboard vessels completing both geophysical and geotechnical surveys, as well as shore side logistical and technical observer support throughout survey activities. We provide shift design, scheduling and management services. For low visibility work hours, AIS also provides Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) services, supplying industry forward PAM equipment along with a fully trained Passive PAM team. Additionally, AIS also offers top of the line thermal imaging cameras for high definition low light visual monitoring in combination with proprietary software to enhance the mitigation process.
In addition to offering pre-project support, assisting with permit review, project planning, protected species identification training for crew and vessel personnel, and pre-deployment coordination, we also provide post-project support. AIS staff analyzes data and summarizes the results in final reports submitted to our clients and the government.