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Cost benefit analysis of using dredged sediment to restore and create intertidal habitat


In November 2016 we hosted a national conference that considered the beneficial use of dredged sediment for habitat restoration or creation. 

The value of point cloud data


Since the Environment Agency’s (EA) decision to make all LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) point clouds publicly available, they have become a commonly used data source allowing better informed decisions to be made at lower cost.

ABPmer awarded Cyber Essentials certification


We are delighted to announce that our IT and internet management systems have been awarded Cyber Essentials certification.

Have you checked your bollards?


As ever larger ships use our ports, the risk of bollard failure grows. The increase in tension exerted on the mooring bollards by larger vessels can lead to them being pulled out of the quayside with significant force. Bollard failure and vessel breakaway has the potential to cause significant injuries and damage to property.

CIEEM’s Biodiversity Net Gain Principles a welcome step


Notwithstanding strong regulation of development in the marine environment and some notable successes in managing the impacts of marine activities, the UK still remains some way from achieving its vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas.

Latest Port Marine Safety Code Health Check Trends


The latest Health Check Trends for the Port Marine Safety Code report has been published. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) publish this report on an annual basis to highlight areas found to require improvement as well as offering examples of good practice.

RSPB Skinflats managed realignment


We have been commissioned by RSPB Scotland to provide the technical design and prepare the associated Environmental Statement for their proposed managed realignment at their Skinflats Reserve on the Firth of Forth.

Vessel salvage in the Pacific Ocean uses SEASTATES WDTX


Following the recent grounding of the Kea Trader container ship on the Durand Reef, 50 miles southeast of New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean, Ardent Oceania Salvage asked us to support their recovery operation with our SEASTATES Weather Downtime Express (WDTX) service.


Rupert Malins


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