Rigs – to decommission or not to decommission? (PDF)

Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortunes, or to take arms against a sea of troubles. The dilemma Hamlet faced in the 1600s is strikingly similar to the one faced today by oil and gas companies, regulators, policy-makers and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) when it comes to decommissioning […]

‘Firm scales down marine noise’ (PDF)

Ocean Science Consulting Limited (OSC) of Dunbar is a marine environmental consultancy that provides advice on the effects of man-made noise on marine life such as whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals.

Celtic Sea ring-billed gull (PDF)

On 7 May 2012 a second-year Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis was observed in flight near the south western limit of the Celtic Sea at 48° 27’N 09° 11’W at 14.07 GMT(about 330 km south of Ireland). This gull was encountered only once during afive-day offshore cetacean survey between 6 and 10 May 2012. Throughout the […]