Environmental Consulting

At the BDRI we have been providing scientific consulting services related to marine mammals since its creation in 2005. The BDRI makes available the knowledge and expertise of Dr. Bruno Díaz López and his team of researchers, usually on a contractual basis, for projects relating to his skills, experience, and interest. Dr. Díaz López is a scientist in the field of marine mammal conservation biology, and he has published many scientific articles and books and is globally recognized by his peers as an expert on marine mammals and their interaction with human activities (e.g. fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism).


The BDRI provides services for the creation and supervision of research projects, collection and interpretation of relevant scientific data, advice, capacity building, and recommendations to project proponents, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and interested stakeholders. BDRI members seek to contribute to the understanding and conservation of marine mammals and marine birds, expand the public's knowledge and concern for our marine environment, and add to the scientific knowledge through the publication of scientific articles from our own field data.

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Such projects include (but are not limited to):


• Field research on marine mammals ecology and behaviour
• Marine mammal research project management
• Environmental Impact Assessments relating to marine mammals
• Public lectures and training experiences on marine mammal research techniques
• Development of mitigation measures for marine mammals
• Workshop development and coordination


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One of the aims of the BDRI is to train future marine mammal scientists by offering a wide range of programs and opportunities for students at all stages of their career. In addition to the marine research activities, we have rigorous educational programs providing work experience opportunities: internship positions, volunteering, training courses, and university project placements for bachelor and master students throughout the year.


Our educational programs aim to prepare students for a professional career in marine mammals and marine birds research, and conservation of the marine environment. So, if you want to be a part of this unique experience and are a person who is interested in going abroad and obtaining hands-on experience in scientific research, boat-based field work, intensive training while having fun and meeting people from all over the world, then these are the programs for you.


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