The Marine Mammal Observer Association (MMOA)
26 York Street
The strength of the Marine Mammal Observer Association (MMOA) comes from its members. It is the professional MMOs implementing protocols in the field who best characterise the MMOA. It is important to MMOA’s success that we represent all professional MMOs, and we therefore have an inclusive Full Member policy that welcomes professional MMOs of all levels to participate. Any individuals with the demonstrated experience, skills and qualifications to enable them to work as MMOs are invited to exchange knowledge and contribute their considered thoughts and concerns.
As consensus views and clear goals emerge from this discourse, they will be represented by MMOA, to move forward with the stated aims and objectives. Dialogue and engagement with all sectors involved with the MMO profession is a key aim of the MMOA. Therefore in addition to Full Membership, parties associated with MMO work or newly qualified MMOs are asked to provide valuable input as Associate Members.
The MMOA Committee works to represent MMOs. Under the clear mandate of the MMOA membership, the committee will form policy true to the stated aims and conduct day-to-day affairs.
The MMOA Executive Committee is made up of the following experienced MMOs: Patrick Lyne (Chair), Sarah Barry (Secretary), Carolyn Barton (Treasurer), Phil Johnston, Frances Robertson, Els Vermeulen, Ruth Esteban and Ursula Pena.
We would also like to thank everyone else who has contributed valuable assistance and advice in the development of MMOA, namely Sarah Dolman, Mark Simmonds, Zoe Crutchfield, Craig Bloomer, Chris Pierpoint, Richard Woodcock, Michael Unwin, Caroline Weir, Jacklyn Barrs, Juliet Shrimpton, Claire Lacey, Heather McRae, Alison Gill and Simon Mustoe.
Funding the Association
The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has provided the set-up costs for this website. Membership fees will subsequently support the running costs of the Association. In addition corporate sponsorship is welcomed to support the aims and objectives of the MMOA. The Association is a non-profit organisation and all accounts will be documented in yearly reports.
For more details of these organisations and companies please go to our Corporate Sponsorship Page