ABPmer has been commissioned to conduct a range of geophysical and ecological monitoring within and around the Kingmere MCZ to assess black bream nesting activity.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly being used to collect high resolution spatial data for a variety of marine and coastal monitoring.
It is recognised that having high quality, up-to-date marine data for a port or harbour area is essential to ensure safe and efficient operations whilst simultaneously improving our knowledge of the condition of the marine environment.
The ABPmer office is located in a fantastic waterfront location on Town Quay in Southampton Water. We have salty water within a few metres of the office but as we all know it’s easy to overlook what’s on your doorstep!
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has commissioned marine specialist ABPmer to provide guidance on physical processes Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) baseline survey and post consent monitoring requirements for major development projects.
Grab sampling is often used for understanding subtidal seabed sediments. It involves collecting samples from a boat with a grab that is lowered to the bed of the waterbody to collect a sample of the sediment present. It can be used to acquire samples for contaminant and particle size analysis and for infaunal biological sampling.
Marine consultancy, ABPmer has announced the appointment of Paul Clement as Oceanographic Survey Manager.
ABPmer regularly undertakes marine ecological survey work to inform both baseline studies and longer term site monitoring. These surveys are often carried out in challenging environments and so require a wide variety of techniques. Recently the team has been using hovercrafts and GoPros to gather data.