Environmental Impact Assessment in Practice



Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) are undertaken to ensure the potential environmental impacts of new developments have been sufficiently considered in the decision-making process, and mitigation and compensation measures are implemented where necessary.

Perhaps you are already familiar with the EIA process, but have little understanding of how it is applies to the marine environment?

Or you are not clear on the EIA process, and a grounding in it would be useful to your role?

Whatever the reason, our EIA in Practice course will provide you with insight and understanding of what is required and how it is achieved. 

To provide context to the subject matter, the EIA process is set within the framework of obtaining a Marine Licence, with applicability to wider planning regimes also highlighted. 

Course overview

Our EIA course develops knowledge of the project-level EIA process from screening and scoping through to submission of a Marine Licence application, including data and information needed to inform the assessment, as well as mitigation measures and consulting obligations.

Delivered by ABPmer’s highly experienced planning and consents specialists, our one-day course covers:

  • An overview of the UK marine planning regime and regulatory framework
  • An in-depth review of the EIA process
  • Approach to impact prediction
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • EIA and decision-making
  • Post consent requirements

The course uses a variety of training styles, including exercises, discussion and group work to maximise learning.

Participants will work with real case studies which can be tailored to sectors of interest, giving practical experience in applying the knowledge gained.

Who should attend?

  • Developers and contractors operating in the marine and coastal zone
  • Terrestrial planning or environmental professionals who work on coastal developments
  • Regulatory staff, statutory consultees and other stakeholders

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Be able to explain the underlying principles and concepts of EIA
  • Know and understand the stages of the EIA process
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of developers, key regulators and wider stakeholders

What people say

“Very easy to follow; I learnt a lot about the EIA process. Loved the interactive tasks that allowed me to hold in more information and put the theory we learnt into practice.

“I found it really useful – I understand the process a lot more. I thought it was delivered clearly and had a good level of engagement.”

“A really useful course and was delivered in a way that was relevant to all. There was also some healthy debate and discussion which was good to see.”

“I was coming to this as a beginner, and it was a really useful overview of the process, and really interesting to hear ABPmer's experiences."   

“It was very well run, combining a good mix of presentation, case study and discussion with real life examples to consider.”

Far better than other EIA training I’ve done. It was a well delivered and interesting course; very relevant to the work we do.”

Course dates

Scheduled to your timescale.

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