We are marine environment specialists. Our advice is tailored at every stage of the project life-cycle. During concept development we provide early strategic advice on potential environmental risks. During the preliminary stages of a project our environmental appraisals can identify risks to consent. And once the project goes ahead we offer formal environmental impact assessment (EIA) for all or selected EIA topic areas. Our support continues during and after project construction; we can design and manage monitor programmes that ensure projects remain within their agreed environmental footprint.
We’ve used our knowledge of the marine environment to build advanced tools that model the interactions between marine and coastal infrastructure and their surrounding area. These include advanced marine and coastal hydraulic, hydrological, sediment, water quality, sound and ecological modelling tools. When coupled with our expertise and bespoke marine data, we provide the evidence that underpins robust and persuasive marine impact assessments. We can:
- predict changes to flows, waves, sediment transport and scour
- model the dispersion of thermal, saline and other marine discharges and their impact on water quality
- predict how sound is propagated underwater during construction, for instance during piling or dredging works
- model how ecological receptors such as fish and plankton react to marine activities.