Atlas are experts in marine Environmental Impact Mitigation
Our well-trained and highly experienced MMOs and PAM specialists are selected for their pro-active and practical approach to ensure that compliance is achieved with minimum disruption to survey operations. Mitigation is in accordance with the regulatory guidelines that pertain in the survey location, such as JNCC and BOEM.
We provide personnel in the following disciplines:
• Fisheries Liaison Officer (FLO)
• Marine Mammal Observer & Seabird Observer (MMSO)
• Marine Mammal Observer (MMO)
• Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Operator
• Protected Species Observer (PSO)
Our specialist areas include, but are not limited to:
The provision of Marine Mammal Observer MMO personnel for visual observations and Passive Acoustic Monitoring PAM equipment and personnel for acoustic observations during seismic surveys. The role of environmental monitoring personnel is to ensure compliance with the pertaining regulations with a minimal disruption to survey operations. Our in-house environmental support team closely monitors the content of the daily/weekly field reports during the conduct of a survey and applies rigorous quality control to the final report and data recording forms before they are submitted to the relevant authority.
Contract Recruitment & Selection
We recruit personnel with an educational background in the Biological/Environmental sciences and with proven field observation experience. Atlas MMOs know how to liaise effectively with maritime and seismic crews to win their confidence and co-operation as well as to foresee potential situations where non-compliance could arise. We carefully match the right candidate to the job and can provide personnel on a range of different contract types. We also continually monitor the performance of our personnel to ensure consistently high quality.
We arrange and administer everything in a prompt and effective way, from flight bookings, to visa application processes. Furthermore, our 24 hour emergency support service is available to handle any travel and medical emergencies.
International tax and social security
Atlas prides itself on being at the forefront of tax compliance. We work with our clients in ensuring that our contractors meet the required tax regulations. We are tax registered in a number of countries around the world, which enables you to be safe in the knowledge that any relevant legislation is complied with where applicable.
Payrolling and salary administration
Payroll management and administration are crucial to employee satisfaction and morale. We operate efficient payroll management systems to ensure that our personnel are suitably insured and paid correctly and on time.
Education and training
A competent workforce means a safe workforce; this is crucial to our business and our clients’ businesses. We strive to ensure that all personnel are suitably skilled and capable for any tasks required of them. We also have a high regard for continuing professional development of our contractors.
Quality & Safety
Protecting people is a top priority at Atlas. It is core to our values that we provide safe people to work in safe environments. This is illustrated with our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, and more significantly with the fact that we were one of the first personnel agencies to be compliant with MLC 2006, which was ratified in 2013.