Nick completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology in 2008, split between the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Following this he completed a Master’s program in applied marine and fisheries ecology at the University of Aberdeen, receiving his M.Sc. degree in 2009. Nicks master’s thesis project was focused on using an acoustic signal as a proxy for prey capture events to determine if the foraging success of bottlenose dolphins was related to group size.
In 2013, Mr. Riddoch completed BioWaves’ Passive Acoustic Technology (PAT) training course. In 2017, he began working for Bio-Waves as a field bio-acoustician on a research project off of Nova Scotia, Canada. Nick also has extensive experience as a marine mammal observer as well as with marine environmental sampling techniques. Mr. Riddoch has participated in over 30 mitigation projects worldwide for the seismic industry where he mostly has worked as a passive acoustics technician in the field and as an onshore equipment technician providing remote troubleshooting assistance for passive acoustic equipment. Nick has participated in a number of marine mammal acoustic research and conservation projects including the Robson Bight warden program (with Cetus conservation), and the Behavioral Response of Australian Humpbacks to Seismic Sound (BRAHSS) project with the University of Queensland.