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Our experience covers a wide range of ecological surveys in temperate, tropical and sub-tropical climates, with a particular emphasis on United Kingdom waters and coastlines.


Consultancy, Marine Policy & Biodiversity Action Planning Case Studies


Marine Ecological Solutions can provide expert advice on marine policy, such as mitigation advice for construction at sea, advise and aid in formulation of EIAs, as well as general advise on special areas of conservation and other marine hotspot areas. Specific areas of interest include services to meet biodiversity action plan criteria, such as monitoring BAP species and habitats and providing mitigation advise on BAP species in areas of development.

Our experience includes mitigation advice for various constructions at sea, environmental impact studies for offshore developments ICZM Policy advice, developing Biodiversity Action Plan resource packs for volunteers, as well as aiding in the creation of Marine protected areas around the world.

2013: Defining Annex 1 biogenic horse mussel (Modiolus modiolus) reefs an inter agency report

2013: A process for implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management in Wales: A literature review for Natural Resources Wales

2013: Advice to a local council on a Pier refurbishment.

2011: Management of a subtidal seagrass bed at Porth Dinllaen. Initial investigation into the use of alternative mooring systems.

2010: Intertidal Phase 1 habitat mapping to identify Sabellaria Honeycomb Reef.

2009-10: Drop down / towed video survey and analysis of horse mussel, Modiolus modiolus, reef.

2009: Development of Biodiversity Action plan resource packs.

2009: Mitigation Advice regarding BAP and EA for pipe lay in the Irish sea.

2007 : Diving contractor, scientific supervisor, and divers for in situ native oyster sample.

2007-2012: Co-ordination of an across Wales voluntary marine monitoring pilot programme investigating seagrass beds.

2006: Marine biodiversity liaison work (Biodiversity action plan)

2006-2009: ICZM Policy advise and support. CCW