Socio-Economic Assessment

Increasing levels of human activity in the marine environment can give rise to significant interactions between different activities which, in turn, can lead to negative social and economic impacts. Sustainable development demands that we consider economical social and environmental factors in decision-making. Socio-economic assessments can help regulators to understand the implications to human welfare of consenting a development or implementing a plan.

ABPmer has extensive expertise in understanding and quantifying impacts on and interactions between marine activities both to inform environmental impact assessments and as part of cost benefit analyses for regulatory impact assessments.

Human activity pressures in the marine area can also affect the provision of marine ecosystem services on which many economic and social benefits depend. We undertake leading edge research to develop and apply ecosystem services frameworks in the marine environment to better understand how ecosystem services provision changes in response to human activity pressures.

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Fisheries and aquaculture
Marine conservation
Policy and planning
Marine renewables

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Contact

Steve Hull

Business Development

(Policy and Planning)

+44 (0) 2380 711 849

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MEET US AT

  • Coastal Futures, London
    23/01/2019 - 24/01/2019


  • Scottish Renewables, Glasgow
    28/01/2019 - 29/01/2019


  • 4th European Dredging Summit, Rotterdam
    06/03/2019 - 07/03/2019


  • UKHMA Spring Seminar, Edinburgh
    03/04/2019


WORK FOR US

Current Positions:

Senior Marine Environmental Consultant

CONTACT US

ABPmer
Quayside Suite
Medina Chambers
Town Quay
Southampton
SO14 2AQ

Phone: +44 (0) 23 8071 1840
Email: enquiries@abpmer.co.uk