Surveying & Monitoring Case
As part of a development, EIA or planning
application you may be required to
undertake a biotope or habitat classification of what lives on the
seabed, or simply look for a habitat or species of conservation
concern (for example UK Marine BAP habitats and species) at your
From a conservation point of view, you may need to monitor the site
you wish to develop, a marine protected area or specific habitat or
species over time. If this is the case, we can also assist with
planning or field monitoring work, again either through providing a
full team, individual personnel, mitigation advice or general
Intertidal Case Studies
2013: Cockle and intertidal bivalve survey in the Scottish Solway
Firth, contributing to the managment of a cockle fishery.
2010-2013: JNCC approved phase 1 intertidal
survey and mapping of St Tudwal's Island, North Wales.
2011: Intertidal surveys of rocky shores, contributing to an
of invertebrate and algae species at Sullom Voe,
Intertidal Phase 1 habitat mapping and JNCC biotoping around area of
proposed coastal sea defence
Survey of saltmarsh for proposed bridge development. Gwynedd
Investigating the use of
Recreational Sea Angling to monitor changes in fish stocks.
Diving Case Studies
2013: Phase 2 subtidal survey and mapping towards an appropriate
assesment for a private development in the Menai Strait, Wales.
2012 & 2013: JNCC approved MNCR phase 2 subtidal survey and mapping of the
St Tudwal's Island, North Wales.
provision of supervisors and ecological survey divers to set up and
undertake fixed quadrat surveys around a power station cooling water
2012: Investigating the effects of temporal moorings on seagrass (Zostera
marina) shoot density and the resident
benthic community within Porth Dinllaen harbour, North Wales.
2010-2012: Diving contractor,
supervisors and diving ecologists to inform EIA of nuclear power
station. Included fish census and MNCR phase 2 style surveys and biotoping.
2009 & 2011: Diving contractor and divers to undertake MNCR phase 2
style survey of RNLI slipways, proposed for upgrading works and
situated in marine Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) in North
2008-2010: Pilot eradication method of invasive non-native species
the carpet sea squirt, Didemnum vexillum.
Across Wales diving surveys (benthic and fish) to monitor Welsh Special Areas of Conservation and around UK Coast,
Co-ordination of an across Wales voluntary marine
monitoring pilot programme.
2007 : Diving contractor, scientific supervisor, and divers for in
situ native oyster samples.
Monitoring surveys of the Red
Sea coral reefs in Sudan with African Parks conservation.
Skomer marine reserve. CCW
1999, 2001 - 2003:
Assistance in the creation of marine protected
area in the Philippines.
Video Analysis Case Studies
Video analysis of deep sea towed video footage from the Wyville
Thompson Ridge and Faroe-Shetland Channel.
Video analysis of Scottish offshore towed video footage from three
Marine Scotland video surveys.
Drop down video analysis and Marine Recorder
data entry using MNCR phase 2 methods around
2011 & 2012: Diver hand held
video, and analysis of footage, from Annex 1 reef in area surrounding a
power station cooling water outflow.
Drop down / towed video survey and analysis of horse
mussel, Modiolus modiolus, reef.