By Sabrina Matteucci
NATO Undersea Research Centre Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Rules and Procedures. Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Project. NURC-SP-2008-003. December 2008. Superseded by NURC-SP-2009-002.
The goals of the NATO Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation include the development of risk mitigation protocols, computer tools, and in-water devices to provide risk mitigation before sonar experiments so to avoid potential negative impact on marine mammals. This document outlines the procedures and marine mammal risk mitigation protocols that are in use by NURC at this time. This is an updated, public release version of the NURC Staff Instruction 77. These procedures are reevaluated and modified as new information becomes available from continued research by the Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation project as well as other documented sources.