MVI Announces new Protected Species Program Manager

STUART, Fla. SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 — Marine Ventures International, Inc. (MVI) is pleased to announce and welcome Ms. Brittiny Bennett as the Protected Species Program Manager, effective September 3, 2018. This position was recently created in response to greater demand for protected species services for offshore geophysical and geotechnical surveys and coastal construction projects.

“Brittiny brings a wealth of field experience and a strong comprehension of the current BOEM and National Marine Fisheries policies that guide offshore wind projects,” said Bruce Pudney, General Manager of MVI. “We are truly pleased to have her join the team and help us continue to grow our protected species services.”

Ms. Bennett has extensive training and holds critical industry certifications; she has worked offshore for over 10 years as a protected species observer (PSO) performing visual, acoustic (PAM), and aerial surveys; and has an in-depth understanding of the various federal requirements for monitoring and mitigation during offshore surveys and operations.

Having served as Lead PSO on numerous projects, Ms. Bennett was responsible for giving pre-survey presentations on the permit and lease requirements; providing oversight, training, and guidance for other PSOs; and ensuring timely high-quality data submissions. She has conducted extensive data review and compilation and authored many technical and compliance reports for industry and government clients.

MVI’s investment in hiring new employees is just one way the company is working hard to expand the Protected Species Program. MVI is looking for additional, qualified PSOs/PAM Operators and Subject Matter Experts.

About Marine Ventures International, Inc.

Marine Ventures International, Inc. (MVI) was formed in 2009 in Stuart, Florida. MVI is a multifaceted solutions provider working with a wide variety of industries and government agencies with project needs in the fields of ocean observing systems engineering and development, subsea communications, ROV operations and training, environmental consulting, protected species observation, offshore field operations and sampling, and the provision of subject matter experts to address marine environmental issues for clients in these industries. For more information about MVI, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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