Survey and Monitoring

Survey data is used to inform decisions throughout a project’s lifecycle. Prior to implementation or construction, it can help determine if an activity is feasible, understand its impact on the environment and inform design.

During and post construction, surveys and monitoring are often requested as part of condition on consent or for integrity assessment purposes.

ABPmer’s fully mobile survey team regularly provide support at all stages of a project’s development, offering the full complement of ecological, environmental, hydrographic, metocean and topographic survey capability.

Whether you need an intensive short-term baseline or a long-term post-consent monitoring campaign, we offer a complete service including comprehensive planning, management, data acquisition, analysis and reporting.

As well as our extensive range of instrumentation for data collection, we operate a fully equipped sediment analysis laboratory (participating in the NMBAQCS Quality Control Scheme for particle size analysis), and provide related facilities for data analysis, processing and presentation.

Team members include inshore hydrographic surveyors, ecologists, environmental scientists, geomorphologists, lab technicians and marine mammal observers.

To learn more about our survey and monitoring capability, contact Paul Clement on +44 (0)23 8071 1886.



  • Bathymetry (single and multi-beam)
  • Benthic sampling
  • Metocean survey (currents, waves, tides, water levels)
  • Sediment and benthic sampling


  • Bathymetry (single and multi-beam)
  • Beach and shoreline monitoring
  • Coastal bird surveys
  • Intertidal and subtidal benthic and epibenthic sampling
  • Intertidal Phase 1 habitat mapping
  • Marine mammal surveys
  • Metocean survey (currents, waves, tides, water levels)
  • Saltmarsh habitat surveys using the National Vegetation Classification (NVC)
  • Seabed ecology surveys using video/imaging
  • Sediment sampling
  • Water sampling

Laboratory Analysis

  • Chemical analysis
  • Sediment mineralogy
  • Sediment particle size analysis (participant member of NMBAQCS Quality Control Scheme for PSA)
  • Sediment salinity
  • Total organic carbon
  • Total suspended solids


Paul Clement

Business Development


+44 (0)23 8071 1886


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