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Details of Dr. Victoria Louise Georgia Todd   


Gender female
Job title Managing Director
Department Environmental Consultancy
Ocean Science Consulting Ltd. ( OSC)
Ocean House 4 Brewery Lane Belhaven, Dunbar EH42 1PD
Ocean Science Consulting Ltd. Ocean House 4 Brewery Lane
Belhaven, Dunbar
East Lothian
EH42 1PD
United Kingdom
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Black Sea
Sea of Azov
Bristol Channel
English Channel
Tel +44 (0)1368 865 722
Fax +44 (0)1368 865 729
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Website http://www.osc.co.uk, http://www.osc-nz.co.nz, http://www.victoria-todd.com
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Degree BSc, MSc, PhD
Job type Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Marine mammal observation (MMO) and passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) operator and PAM systems provider. Marine mammal mitigation plans (MMMP) for offshore industry. Literature reviews (and advice documents) on the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammals. Industrial sound measurement and analysis, T-POD and C-POD (cetacean click detector) expertise, experimental design and statistical analysis, distance sampling (population density and abundance estimates), bio-acoustics, foraging ecology.

Spanish and some Greek
Research Region 14, 36,2, 3, 5, 84, 35
Working languages English, German
Skills/Expertise Marine mammals and Anthropogenic noise mitigation. Managing Director of OSC (established 2004). Undergraduate degree in marine biology (Liverpool), M.Sc. oceanography (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and National Oceanographic Centre), Ph.D. Ecology (and acoustics) of British bats. Publication record, grant applications and working since 2004 for industry (oil, gas, renewables, military etc.).
Comments My expertise is underwater (anthropogenic) noise and its effects (if any) on marine mammals; underwater sound measurement and modelling; project management; literature reviews and advice documents for the military, renewables and the offshore hydrocarbon exploration and production industry covering any aspect of marine biology and oceanography.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Victoria TODD)

Todd, V.L.G., Todd, I.B., Gardiner, J.C. & Morrin, E.C.N. (2015) Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook. Pelagic Publishing, UK. 373 pp.
Jiang, J. Todd V.L.G., Todd, I. B., Gardiner, J. C. (2015) Measurements of underwater conductor hammering noise: compliance with the German UBA limit and relevance to the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). 10th European Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering Proceedings, June 2015, 6 pp.
Todd V.L.G. Todd, I. B. Gardiner, J. C., Morrin, E. C. N., MacPherson, N. DiMarzio, N. A. & Thomsen, F. (2014) ? A review of impacts of marine dredging activities on marine mammals. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72(2), 328?340. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu187.
Todd V.L.G. (2013) Rigs ? to decommission or not to decommission? Marine Scientist, 43, 22-25
Ruffert M., Todd I.B., Todd V.L.G. & Gardiner J. (2012) Diel analysis methodology for offshore porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) echolocation using inter click intervals from PAM data. In: Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (ECUA) (eds. by Popper A & Hawkins A). Institute of Acoustics, 2-6 July 2012, Edinburgh.
Todd, V. L. G., and Grove, J. S. (2011): New fish records in the Galápagos islands, pp. SPRING 2011: Global Marine Environment, Journal of the Marine Biological Association.
Todd V.L.G. (2011) Rigs as reefs in the North Sea. In: International Journal of Ocean Systems, p. 4. November/December issue.
Todd, V. L. G., and White, P. R. (2010): Proximate measurements of acoustic emissions associated with the installation and operation of an exploration jack-up drilling-rig in the North Sea. In A. Popper, and T. Hawkins (Eds): 2nd International Conference on the effects of noise on aquatic marine life on 15-20th August, Springer, Cork.
Todd, V. L. G., and Grove, J. S. (2010): First records of golden trevally (Gnathodon speciosus, Carangidae), sharp-tail mola (Masturus lanceolatus, Molidae) and evidence for white shark (Carcharodon carcharias, Lamnidae) in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Marine Biodiversity Records 3, doi:10.1017/S1755267210000771; Vol. 3; e104; 2010 Published online.
Todd, V. L. G. (2009): Porpoises and rigs: an unforeseen dependency? Mammal News 155, 18-19.
Todd, V. L. G., Todd, I. B., Lepper, P. A., and Tregenza, N. C. (2009): Echolocation activity of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) around an offshore gas production platform-drilling rig complex. Fifth International Conference on Bio-Acoustics, 31 March - 2 April 2009, pp. 8.
Todd, V. L. G., Pearse, W. D., Tregenza, N. C., Lepper, P. A. and Todd, I. B. 2009. Diel echolocation activity of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) around North Sea offshore gas installations. ICES Journal of Marine Science Advance Access published March 4, 2009: 1-12.doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsp035
Gordon, J., Thompson, D., Gillespie, D., Lonergan, M., Calderan, S., Jaffey, B., and Todd, V. (2008): ABSTRACT: Acute risks to marine mammals from pile driving: an assessment of mitigation procedures, knowledge gaps and research requirements. International Scientific Meeting on Marine Renewable Energy and the Environment, London, June 1998. Todd, V.L.G. & D.A. Waters. 2007. Strategy switching in the trawling bat. Journal of Zoology 273, 106-113. Todd, V.L.G., Lepper, P.A. & Todd, I.B. Do porpoises target offshore installations as feeding stations? 60 pp. in: Improving Environmental Performance: A Challenge for the Oil Industry. Proceedings of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 3-4th 2007. Todd, V.L.G. 2007. Tales from the Bush ? 'Northern delights', BBC Wildlife magazine 25, 106. Gordon, J., Thompson, D., Gillespie, D., Lonergan, M., Calderan, S., Jaffey, B., and Todd, V. (2007): Assessment of the potential for acoustic deterrents to mitigate the impact on marine mammals of underwater noise arising from the construction of offshore wind farms (FINAL DRAFT, July 2007), pp. 68: A report commissioned by COWRIE Ltd., SMRU Ltd, 7 Woodburn Place, KY16 8LA, St Andrews, Fife, UK. Todd, V.L.G. 2006. Galapagos gains, New Scientist 2581: 25. Lepper, P.A., Turner, V.L.G. A.D. Goodson & K.D. Black. 2004. Source levels and spectra emitted by three commercial aquaculture anti-predation devices. Paper presented to the Proceedings of the Seventh European conference on Underwater Acoustics, ECUA, Delft, The Netherlands, 5-8th July, 2004. Turner, V.L.G., S.M. Lynch, L. Paterson, J.L. León-Cortés & J.P. Thorpe. 2003. Aggression as a function of genetic relatedness in the sea anemone Actinia equina (Anthozoa: Actiniaria). Marine Ecology Progress Series 247, 85-92. Turner, V.L.G. 2001. Killer whale facts. Mammalaction News 94, 5-6. Turner, V.L.G. 2001. Sexual segregation and differential habitat use by Daubenton's bats (Myotis daubentonii) in Wharfedale. National Trust Nature Conservation Newsletter 6 (1), 7-8. Turner, V.L.G. 1998. Tales from the Bush ?

Created: 2009-01-07 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 by Victoria TODD