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ABPmer supports all marine sectors. From small advice notes to multi-disciplinary investigations, we help clients everywhere achieve their goals.

Supporting Marine Spatial Planning in Indonesia

Delivering a review and improvement recommendations for implementing MSP

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Metocean criteria for Scottish offshore wind farms

Using SEASTATES to characterise marine conditions for a proposed offshore wind farm

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Metocean data for long vessel transits

Using SEASTATES to plan for a new long transit route for large vessels from Denmark to Taiwan

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Identifying a new dredge disposal site

Evaluating the potential for a new deposit ground for the Port of Boston

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Estuarine hydrodynamic and coastal process impact assessment

Providing evidence for an EIA and marine licence application for the Cruise Hull Project

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Managing port assets using 3D visuals

Helping ABP communicate the redevelopment potential of its port estate

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Marine invasive non-native species pathways assessment

Producing heatmaps of introduction pathway activities to help focus management efforts

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Advice on locations where coastal adaptation measures may affect access

Investigating which footpaths in Wales may be affected if coastal defences are no longer maintained

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Climate change impact review for BlueFish project

Preparing a report for the Marine Institute on climate change impacts on marine ecosystem services

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Designated Person for the Port of Rye

ABPmer's appointment as DP helps the Port of Rye comply with the PMSC

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Review of carbon storage in Welsh marine habitats

GIS spatial analysis of marine habitats maps and literature review to support blue carbon project

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Supporting the development of Welsh National Marine Plan indicators

Developing recommended headline indicators covering the breadth of marine plan policies and SEA monitoring indicators

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PMSC audit for Cowes Harbour Commission

ABPmer's Port Marine Safety Code audit supported Cowes Harbour Commission

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At-sea ornithological survey guidance

Informing assessments for marine licensing though the design and implementation of robust ornithology surveys

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ABP property lease digitisation and SAP/GIS solution

Installing development and production GIS systems to provide data and web solutions for estate management

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Designated Person for Lymington Harbour Commissioners

ABPmer's appointment as Designated Person helps Lymington Harbour Commissioners comply with the PMSC

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Initial Environmental Evaluation of new Somalian port

IEE and scoping report development for a proposed new port development in Somalia

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Designated Person for Port of London Authority

ABPmer's appointment as Designated Person helps Port of London Authority comply with the PMSC

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Caribbean cyclone assessment for marine infrastructure

Providing data on tropical cyclones to support feasibility assessment and preliminary engineering design

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West Cumbria power station consenting

ABPmer's specialist input supported the application for a proposed NuGen power station in West Cumbria.

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Sediment and navigation studies for Douglas Harbour

Supporting the Master Planning process for deep-water berthing facilities at Douglas Harbour.

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Offshore Wind Round 4 Navigational Risk Assessment

Delivering constraints analysis to support the development of six Round 4 Areas

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NRA for proposed Ilfracombe watersports centre

Risk mitigation support for the Ilfracombe Harbour watersports centre project

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LLWR coastal monitoring for ESC compliance

Coastline inspection of Low Level Waste Repository site to fulfill Environmental Safety Case requirements

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Marine data collection for Welsh Sustainable Management project

Gap analysis and data collection to support marine environmental protection and sustainable use of resources,

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Metocean design criteria for Bay of Fundy

Building and validation of current and wave models to address cable route spatial variability

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Southampton waterbird monitoring

Coastal waterbird monitoring in Southampton Water for baseline characterisation

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Eyemouth Harbour deepening licence support

Dredge management plan preparation to support licence re-application

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Dredging impact measurement

Survey and monitoring to helped ensure aggregate producers could continue dredging the Kingmere MCZ

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Risk management software solution for Broads Authority

Helping the Broads Authority reduce risk as low as reasonably practicable

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Strategic review for Solent Beneficial Use project

Addressing the challenges of ‘beneficial use’ of dredged sediment

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Metocean information for Channel Islands cable project

Supporting the design and installation planning of circa 100km of undersea cables

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Evaluation of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities

Determining whether change was needed to the way IFCAs operate and identifying best practice

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Enhancing marine ecosystems options review

Exploring options for the implementation of the ‘enhancement’ aspect of Welsh National Marine Plan Policy ENV01

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Design criteria for Outline Business Cases

wave and coastal process studies for the economic justification of new coastal defences around the Welsh coast

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Arklow Offshore Wind Farm Site Condition Assessment

ABPmer's metocean information service supported the development of Ireland's Arklow Bank Offshore Wind Farm

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Networked, Group-wide port risk management software

Port Assessment Toolkit for efficient marine safety management across the Associated British Ports Group

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Shetland Islands PMSC health check

ABPmer's health check helped Shetland Islands Council confirm PMSC compliance for its many ports and harbours.

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PMSC Designated Person for Harwich Haven Harbour Authority

Providing independent assurance that the MSMS is working effectively and is compliant with the PMSC

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Scottish Offshore Wind Plan support

Supporting the development and appraisal of Scotland’s 2020 Offshore Wind Plan

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Risk workshop for ship pilot review

ABPmer's risk assessment workshop helped a major UK port review the need for two pilots operating a 400m LOA ULCS

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Detailed design for Dawlish Marine Parade

Wave modelling and multivariate analysis for Network Rail, as part of the Exeter to Newton Abbot Resilience project.

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Assessing options for non-lethal seal deterrents

Improving understanding of non-lethal deterrents from fishing vessels

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Dredging survey support for Port of Mostyn

ABPmer's detailed ecological surveys help the Port of Mostyn retain consent for dredging works and development proposals.

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Application support for dredging licence

Enabling two aggregate producers to conduct cross-border dredging in the Severn Estuary

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Coastal squeeze evidence and monitoring requirement review

Developing a range of potential monitoring options to inform understanding of coastal squeeze losses in Wales

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Spatial data and evidence projects for Irish Marine Planning Framework

Supporting the development of the National Marine Planning Framework - Ireland’s first national marine plan

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Economic link review for fishing vessels

Supporting Defra with a review of the economic link conditions for fishing vessel licences

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Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Marine Licence Support

Supporting E.ON to ensure the successful Marine Licence application for Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

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Marine Protected Area designation and management

Leading studies to support the designation and management of MPAs and the protection of PMFs

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Assessing sensitivity of Welsh marine SAC and SPA Features to unregulated activities

Identifying the sensitivity of habitats of Welsh MPAs to unregulated and partially regulated activities

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MPA condition assessment: approaches and evidence sources

Improving understanding of marine evidence in Welsh waters to support condition assessment of MPAs

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Metocean data and statistics for Petrofac

Wave and current data and statistics to inform engineering analysis

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Coastal defence design for Southsea

Metocean and coastal analysis for Portsmouth City Council, supporting the creation of new coastal defences at Southsea

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Advising North Wales tidal energy lagoon

Environmental and planning advice for a proposed tidal lagoon in the outer Dee Estuary

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Skinflats managed realignment

Feasibility study, technical design, consents support and community engagement

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Biosecurity planning guidance for BMAPA

Supporting biosecurity plans for BMAPA members applying for the Culver Sands Licence

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Fisheries climate change review

Helping the Environmental Defense Fund engage with the EU on the future of fisheries governance in response to climate change

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Brexit fish trade agreements assessment

Assessing the options and implications for fish trade agreements post-EU exit

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Coastal strategies and scientific advice for Network Rail

Supporting critical infrastructure management and developing Asset Management Plans

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Master Plan options appraisal for Port of Waterford

Supporting the assessment of options for development and improving operational efficiency

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Environmental Assessment for Rochester Wharf

Assessments in support of a marine licence application to dredge the berth

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Displacement of fishing effort from Marine Protected Areas

Informing the understanding of fisheries displacement impacts and improving consideration and assessment of displacement impacts

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Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm Seabed Mobility Assessment

Helping Ørsted address the challenges of designing and constructing the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm in Norfolk

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Front End Engineering Design for Mamba

Supporting dredging, trenching and material disposal works for the Mamba Straddling Resources project in Mozambique

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Operations review for CnES Harbour Authority

Appraisal of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's current arrangements for discharging its duties as a Statutory Harbour Authority

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Fishery research centre feasibility study

Supporting Plymouth University with a feasibility assessment for a proposed aquaculture & fisheries research & development centre.

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Site selection for power station cooler

Supporting the installation of a water cooling system for the Grangemouth Renewable Energy Plant

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Environmental Impact Statement for recycling plant development

Supporting Phase 2 of the Central Effluent Treatment and Recycling Plant project within the Sohar Industrial Port Area

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Marine licence application support for Bristol Channel aggregate dredging

EIA, HRA and WFDA delivery for the Area 526 licence application

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Marine licence application support for Isle of Wight aggregate dredging

Environmental Impact Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment for Area 522

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Hafan y Môr Phase 1 intertidal habitat survey

Inform the design and environmental assessment of a proposed breakwater and beach recharge project

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Welwick Compensation Scheme Support

Ensuring the Welwick and Chowder Ness managed realignment schemes meet their annual EMMP objectives

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Impact Statement delivery for FPSO decom

Supporting the decommissioning of a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility off the coast of Mauritania.

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FPSO decommissioning and net benefit analysis

EIS for the decommissioning of a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading facility off the coast of Mauritania

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Power station risk assessments

ABPmer is the marine environmental advisor for EDF Energy's nuclear interests.

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Study into future trends in Celtic Seas

Exploring economic growth scenarios and the resulting impacts on environmental, social and economic conditions

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Emergency Response Plan for wastewater treatment plant

Identifying emergency scenarios and associated management proposals for a CETRP

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Supporting MPI Offshore decision-making

ABPmer's Weather Downtime Express helps MPI Offshore with decision-making and operational planning.

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WDTX supports Fred. Olsen decision-making

ABPmer's Weather Downtime Express helps Fred. Olsen Windcarrier make fast weather-dependent decisions.

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Vessel salvage in the Pacific Ocean

Weather Downtime Express ran scenarios to gain an understanding of the downtime expected throughout the salvage

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Cable route study for Burbo Bank OWF

Design and installation support for an export cable route and inter-array cables at Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm

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Cable route design support for Burbo Bank

ABPmer's SEASTATES data supported the design and installation of an export cable route at Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm.

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Coastal defence evaluation for Bahia

Evaluating a proposed coastal defence scheme for a section of coast along Brazil's Bahia state

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Route corridor study for Moorside Nuclear

Supporting the Moorside Nuclear Power Station project, providing advice on marine options for export cables

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Continuous underwater noise mapping

Learn how ABPmer's underwater noise maps supported marine planning the Marine Management Organisation.

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Supporting MPA fishery assessments

ABPmer supported the UK Government in improving assessments of fisheries in marine protected areas.

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Shellfish farming sustainability review

Helping SARF ensure a consistent approach to sustainable development in shellfish farming

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Potting impacts on designated features

Helping Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities ensure fishing activity complies with the Habitats Directive.

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Site selection for marine aquaculture

Supporting the development of the Welsh National Marine Plan, identifying potential aquaculture sites in Welsh waters.

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Coastal defence options for Colwyn Bay

Supporting decision-making for Colwyn Bay western coastal defences as part of the wider Colwyn Bay Waterfront Development Project.

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Mariculture impact: groundbreaking study

Does mariculture provide a means of decreasing the impact of food and energy production? A groundbreaking study funded by WWF-UK & SARF.

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Seabed mobility study for Hornsea Project

Supporting the Hornsea Project One construction project with a seabed mobility study to inform key planning decisions.

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Supporting safe access for RNLI upgrades

Wave modelling and hindcast calculations supporting the installation of wave calming structures at Douglas Lifeboat Station

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ISLES II Sustainability Appraisal

Assessing the impacts of the ISLES Spatial Plan on the environment, communities and other users of the sea

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Superyaught mooring assessment

ABPmer's mooring assessment service supported the design of berthing/quay caissons for a new marina in Gibraltar

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Dredging solution for Forth Ports

ABPmer helped Forth Ports reduce the financial and environmental costs of their sediment dredging operations.

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Risk Assessment support for Oban Pier

ABPmer's Marine Hazard Observation workshops supported the development of a navigational risk assessment for Oban Bay

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MAIB investigation support

SEASTATES data is helping prevent marine accidents

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Developing spatial marine plan policies using core fishing grounds

Supporting the MMO, investigating a core fishing grounds approach to develop spatial marine plan policies.

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ABP estate review flood resilience checks

Supporting Associated British Ports in a flood resilience review of its port estate.

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Advice for the integration of ICM into MSP

Delivering technical papers on incorporating Integrated Coastal Management into Marine Spatial Planning

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Identifying shipping spatial trends

ABPmer's vessel movement/density maps helped inform marine plan policies for the Marine Management Organisation.

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AIS data processing and analysis for MMO

AIS data processing and analysis to support transit monitoring for the Marine Management Organisation.

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Cooling water assessment for Sizewell C

Supporting the construction of the Sizewell C Power Station by evaluating the cooling water discharge on the receiving waters.

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Dee waterbird pontoon monitoring

Coastal waterbird disturbance monitoring for a maintenance pontoon facility at the Port of Mostyn

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Weather downtime assessments for Seajacks

ABPmer's SEASTATES data helps Seajacks optimise operation planning, mitigate risk and offer best-priced contracts.

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EIA scoping study for Guernsey cable

Helping Guernsey Electricity Ltd secure the required permits to install a submarine power cable between Guernsey and Jersey.

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Customised port assessment toolkit

ABPmer's MarNIS Toolkit was customised to provide New Zealand's Port Taranaki with a proactive approach to port risk management.

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Medmerry managed realignment design

Designing the scheme at Medmerry, one of the largest UK managed realignment projects.

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Marine plan area co-existence assessment

Supporting the MMO to identify impacts in marine plan areas associated with human and marine life co-existence.

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Offshore wind, wave and tidal energy HRA

Supporting the development of Marine Scotland's 'Plan for Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy'

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Investigating coastal changes for EAOW

Supporting East Anglia Offshore Wind with a coastal change investigation ahead of cable landfall for a proposed wind farm.

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Coastal management strategy for Morecambe

Supporting Lancaster City Council with a coastal management strategy for the Morecambe Town Frontage.

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Scoping Study for Humber MAREA

Supporting the Marine Aggregate Regional Environmental Assessment for the Humber and Greater Wash Area.

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Cumulative impact assessment evaluation

Helping Natural England and developers identify the scope of cumulative impact assessments affecting marine protected areas.

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Beatrice Wind Farm engineering support

ABPmer's metocean design and operational criteria supported the design and engineering requirements for the Beatrice offshore wind farm.

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Swansea Tidal Lagoon feasibility study

ABPmer's feasibility studies and EIA contributions supported the Swansea Tidal Lagoon project.

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NRA development for Port of Rothesay

ABPmer's Navigational Risk Asssessment service helped the Port of Rothesay comply with the Port Marine Safety Code.

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Northern Ireland Marine Plan SA and HRA

Supporting the preparation of a Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment for the Marine Plan for Northern Ireland Marine Plan

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Interactive port decision support tool

Our port decision support tool enables Associated British Ports to holistically understand their port’s operations and impacts.

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Sinclair's Bay cable landfall assessment

Supported a proposal to install five subsea cables in Sinclair's Bay, northern Scotland

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Marine aggregate licence extension

Supporting the Resource Management Association in their application to remove an existing licence condition in the Bristol Channel.

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Navigational Assessment for Shetland Space Centre

Supporting Shetland Space Centre's marine licence application ahead of a planned launch site build

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Sediment study for Wessex coast

Our study of sediment properties informed the management of coastal defences between Sharpness and Porlock Bay

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Anglican Marine licencing support

Supporting licence renewals for marine aggregate extraction in the Anglican Marine Aggregate region for Hanson Aggregates.

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Assessing power station flood risk

Learn how ABPmer supported Électricité de France with an evaluation of coastal erosion and flooding risk for their power stations.

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Pentland Firth wave and tidal model

Helping The Crown Estate evaluate whether additional wave and tidal projects could be leased in Pentland Firth waters.

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Coastal defence scheme delivery for Rhyl

Supporting training and harbour wall upgrades and stepped revetment installation for Rhyl Coast.

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Port of Hull offshore wind EIA support

ABPmer supported the Port of Hull in the development of a manufacturing facility for offshore wind turbines.

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Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal Plan

Support the development and appraisal of Scotland’s draft plan for offshore wind, wave and tidal development

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Biomass effluent dispersion modelling

Supporting the planning phase of a proposed biomass plant within Southampton Water.

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Stena Line Group Port Marine Safety Management System

Managing MSMS risk assessments using MarNIS software

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Proposed bridge and road for LNG Plant

High level assessment to understand the nature and scale of any bridge effect on the water and shoreline environments

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Sediment change study for pipe exposure

Developing a conceptual understanding of the physical process changes

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MSMS development for Stena Line Ports

ABPmer helped ensure PMSC compliance for three key Stena Line Ports, including the creation of a Group Marine Safety Management System.

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Weymouth tidal mapping for Team GBR

ABPmer's specialist metocean predictions helped the British Sailing Team secure seven medals across the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics

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Marine Protected Areas datalayers

ABPmer's data services helped identify and designate a national network of Marine Conservation Zones in UK waters.

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HVDC cable route impact study for SSE

Supporting a proposed HVDC cable installation for Scottish and Southern Energy between Scotland and the Shetland Islands

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Severn tidal scheme environmental study

ABPmer's Strategic Environmental Assessment supported DECC in their investigation into a potential tidal power scheme in the Severn.

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Options appraisals for Farlington Marshes

ABPmer's options appraisals supported the long term maintenance of Farlington Marshes, a recognised site of high environmental value.

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EIA support for Wightlink ferry upgrade

ABPmer's EIA development helped Wightlink introduce custom-designed ships on its Lymington and Yarmouth route.

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Wallasea Wild Coast project support

ABPmer's specialist advice supported the the most ambitious and visionary managed realignment scheme in the UK

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EIA support for Southampton port review

Helping the Port of Southampton improve port access by deepening and widening the channel

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Environment, Social and Health Assessment for Repsol

Supporting the submission of CEC applications for a proposed drilling programme

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Portsmouth Main Channel Dredge

Geomorphological desk assessment and numerical plume modelling to inform dredge EIA

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Allfleet's Marsh managed realignment

Supporting the Allfleet's Marsh project, one of largest completed realignment schemes in Europe.

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Developing the Greater Thames CHaMP

ABPmer produced the Greater Thames Coastal Management Plan, delivering a greater focus on the ecological implications of predicted changes.

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Development wells EIA delivery

Hydrodynamic modelling in support of plan for an oil pipeline in West Trinidad

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Developing the Severn Estuary CHaMP

Producing the Severn Estuary Coastal Management Plan, delivering a phased approach to best inform the assessments of habitat change

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Marine advice for Trinidad and Tobago EMA

Supporting the Trinidad and Tobago Environment Management Authority with oil and gas application review services

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Atlas of UK marine renewables resources

Learn about the development of the UK Renewables Atlas, the most recognised source of publicly available data of waves, tides and winds for UK waters.

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