Protected Species Observer jobs: Find out more
What it is like to work as a Protected Species Observer (PSO)? If you're looking for a job in marine biology and you have a sense of adventure, this might be the role for you!
Our PSOs are truly passionate about the environmental work they do. Read on to find out about what the job involves, amazing offshore experiences, Protected Species Observer training, and our team's qualifications and different paths into the role.
Meet Cassi, Kevin, Sara and Grace, (or if you're looking to send us your resume, you can find contact details below).
What is a Protected Species Observer?
PSOs monitor protected species during industry activities like offshore wind farm development and energy exploration surveys, to mitigate for potential impacts to those protected species.
The team at RPS has provided multi-disciplined, in-field environmental support to offshore projects for 20 years. As of 2020, we've supported every developer in the US, providing services to 90% of the active offshore lease areas. We also work on projects around the world, such as Australia's first offshore wind project, Star of the South.
What is a PAM Operator?
PAM stands for Passive Acoustic Monitoring. PAM systems are an effective tool for monitoring marine mammals, especially where visual surveys are not sufficient. RPS is a leader in providing the latest technologically advanced, field-tested PAM systems, as well as highly trained in-house PAM Operators.