National Standards for a Protected Species Observer and Data Management Program: A Model Using Geological and Geophysical Surveys
NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-49
Published Date: 2013
This report provides recommendations for the Protected Species Observer and Data Management Program (PSO program) for marine geological and geophysical (G&G) surveys, and recommended actions on key issues for the establishment and management of such a program. The contents of this report are the combined results of discussions held between staff from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).