Thermal Detection Surveys & Protection
for Marine Mammals and Seabirds
One of our research specialties is marine mammal and seabird
thermal surveys. By using thermal imaging we can detect and identify species both day and night.
By allowing marine mammal and seabird species to be thermally viewed in real time and recorded night and day, nocturnal occurrence and movements can be detected and mapped, and behaviour observed and recorded.
We have successfully conducted thermal survey for seabirds, seals, whales, and dolphins, including detecting and identifying Maui and Hector's dolphins, two of the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world.
We can deliver thermal surveys from land, sea and air (aircraft and drone). Our aerial drone thermal survey capability, can be launched from land and boat, and provides us with a survey platform to deliver surveys over the sea, along beaches and shorelines, and along the faces of cliffs. This allows us to detect and survey seabirds, seals, whales and dolphins at night using thermal imaging, as well as during the day using our drone's HD video and thermal imaging capability.
We have the proven specialist equipment, methodology, skills, experience and expertise of thermal detection field operations, thermal analysis and species identification.
We can deploy anywhere in the world and operate from vessel, land, or air, to deliver thermal detection capability night and day for surveys, monitoring, EIA, and MMO purposes. Please contact us to discuss contracting our thermal detection services.
We have also been developing vessel based protection systems,
to thermally detect and alert a vessel operator, to the presence of marine mammals and seabird activity, at night and during the day. These systems can be tailored to deliver large whale detection and alert to commercial vessels to reduce whale ship strike risk; marine mammal detection and alert to commercial fishing vessels to help reduce marine mammal and seabird bycatch risk.
We can provide thermal equipment via custom order by arrangement. Please contact us for more details.