Observer Training Courses

Having a certification as a Marine Mammal Observer, Protected Species Observer, and in Passive Acoustic Monitoring are necessary for many contracting agencies and often for approval to do work by NMFS. We provide certification as well as training in observing endangered species.

Saltwater Inc. employees may use this questionnaire to share your qualifications, information, and interest in being cross trained as a protected species observer, marine mammal observer, endangered species observer, and/or passive acoustic monitoring observer.


The information here is to evaluate the possibility of developing training courses aimed at bridging SWI observers to more certifications. Specific details of employment and work should not be included here. Please send your CV and a summary of your related work (excluding fisheries) to Be sure to put in the subject bar "CROSS TRAINING". This assures confidentiality of your employment records with SWI.