Acoustic Marine Systems

Passive Acoustic Monitoring Systems​​

AMS is a marine technology company based in the UK, specialising in the design and manufacture of Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Systems for the detection of marine mammals.  These systems enable clients to comply with the regulatory requirements set out by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) seismic guidelines for minimising the risk of injury to marine mammals during geophysical surveys.

AMS Passive Acoustic Monitoring Systems have been used in many locations worldwide for various cetacean monitoring applications such as:

  1. Renewables
    Windfarm Installation Noise Mitigation in UK coastal waters.
  2. Seismic Surveys
    Seismic Surveys
    Seismic survey noise mitigation monitoring in the North Sea and off the coast of West Africa.
  3. Scientific Research
    Scientific Research
    Scientific research in the North Atlantic and the Carribbean.
Real-time Monitoring​

AMS Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) systems offer real-time acoustic monitoring

Our systems cover the full range of cetacean vocalisation frequencies from low frequency to high frequency.
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    AMS Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) system design focuses relentlessly on reliability as system downtime can be costly during offshore operations.
  2. 2
    Ease of Use
    AMS tries to make its systems as user friendly as possible to avoid system downtime and delays.
  3. 3
    AMS systems are made using high quality materials and a robust design to ensure high performance and reliability in harsh environments.
  4. 4
    AMS systems use high quality components in order to ensure the best possible levels of detection capability.
Wealth of Expertise
AMS has over 10 years experience of Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) system design expertise and over 30 years of building acoustic monitoring systems.  AMS PAM systems have seen many thousands of hours of use in UK coastal waters and other locations worldwide.
  1. Software
    AMS Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) systems use the open source Pamguard cetacean monitoring software and can also be used with other bioacoustic signal analysis applications.
  2. System Redundancy
    AMS systems are built with redundancy in mind to enable maximum system reliability.
  3. Easy Installation
    Installation of our PAM systems is very straightforward.
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