She holds degrees in Applied Marine Science (MSc) and Marine Biology (BSc with Honours), both from University of Plymouth, UK (www.plymouth.ac.uk).
Ms Warley was involved with peer-reviewed research publications, and is an author of the ‘Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook’ (Todd et al., 2014). The Handbook aims to educate all stakeholders on both theory and practical elements of both Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) and Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) roles, with the intention of raising standards worldwide. For more information, see www.marinemammalobserverhandbook.co.uk.
Field experience includes lead (field position) for visual and acoustic surveys of marine mammals worldwide for scientific and commercial contracts. Ms Warley is a trained MMO and PAM Operator (www.nztrainedobserver.co.nz) under the Department Of Conservation’s (DOC) ‘2013 code of conduct for minimising acoustic disturbance to marine mammals from seismic survey operations’, the Seismic Code (www.codeofconductseismicnewzealand.co.nz), and has experience working in waters around New Zealand. Ms Warley contributed to advice provided by OSC during development of the Seismic Code, and she was a course instructor for OSC’s DOC-recognised MMO and PAM course (www.osc-nz.co.nz/training).
Research interests include echolocation, bioacoustics generally and the effects of noise on marine life. Her experience includes field equipment installation and technical support, measurement, literature reviews, report writing, composition of advice documents, and preparation of conference stands.