Marine Impact Assessment

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) seeks to ensure that the environmental effects of major projects and developments are fully investigated, understood and taken into account before decisions are made on whether they should proceed.

The team of marine consultants here at Thomson environmental consultants have over 20 years’ experience advising licensing authorities on the outcomes of EIAs and the quality of Environmental Statements (ES). We understand what regulators are looking for and can apply this knowledge to your EIA.

Our services include

  • Screening and scoping of any marine proposal
  • Coordinating and undertaking all or part of the EIA
  • Writing, producing and coordinating part or all of the ES
  • Advising on monitoring and mitigation
  • Advising and assisting with survey and sampling design.

Our in-house benthic laboratory has over thirty years’ experience processing benthic and PSA samples to NMBAQC standards for a variety of offshore activities.

We have in-house experts in marine biology, benthic fauna & fish taxonomy, marine designated sites, protected habitats and species, water and sediment quality, and environmental impact assessment.

Our experienced marine consultants can coordinate your surveying and reporting needs to ensure a high quality report is produced to meet the regulator’s requirements.

To talk to our team of experts about how we can help you with your project, please get in touch today.

Further reading and related articles

Thomson’s ecology handbook

This online version of the Thomson’s ecology handbook provides a general overview of current wildlife legislation* and is aimed at helping project managers understand and plan for ecology from the start.

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