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

13/09/2017

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

12/09/2017

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

11/09/2017

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

Have you checked your bollards?

06/09/2017

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

30/08/2017

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

23/08/2017

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

21/08/2017

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

15/08/2017

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.

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