With sites in the UK and the USA, MSeis can offer comprehensive training at a convenient location.

About Our Courses

Courses typically consist of two days classroom based exercises plus an additional practical day aboard an MSeis vessel. The course introduces PAM, covers the details of the hardware and software used in the MSeis Night Hawk PAM system and explains the worldwide applications of this powerful mitigation and monitoring tool. Our instructors have a wealth of field experience and will prepare the candidates for realistic scenarios encountered when working offshore.

Our courses run with a maximum of 6 participants, meaning everyone gets plenty of time to practice and develop their new skills.

Courses can be booked individually, or in a block. For more experienced PAM operators, we offer refresher and tailored courses on request.

If you are booking for a group, we can accommodate more participants on request, as well as offer on-site training and bespoke content. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Prices are based on individual places – if you are booking on behalf of several people or a company please get in touch to discuss group rates.

  • Porpoise (1 Day) £300
  • Dolphin (2 Days) £450
  • Whale (3 Days) £650
  • Please note all prices are subject to VAT

Level 1 – Porpoise

  • Introduction to PAM and working offshore
  • Hardware presentation and demonstration
  • Low frequency acquisition
  • High frequency acquisition
  • GPS, Mapping & Tracking
  • Detecting marine mammals
  • Recording & Reporting
  • Support Offshore

Level 2 – Dolphin

  • System calibration & testing
  • Fault finding, maintenance and soldering
  • Advanced PAMGuard techniques & exercises

Level 3 – Whale

  • Offshore simulation
  • Deployment demonstration & exercises

Knowledge Sharing

We have a comprehensive and ever-growing resource for PAM systems in our PAM Wiki.