Coastal and Marine

We are currently working for Natural England mapping changes to saltmarsh habitats on the Ribble Estuary in relation to breeding birds. We are also helping RSPB develop approaches for the mapping of kelp lobster habitats in the South Atlantic (Tristan da Cuhna island complex).

We have provided GIS services in support to the EIA / consenting process on offshore wind, wave and tidal schemes and also have experience GIS input to consenting for French, Polish, Canadian and North American applications. This has included development of GIS software tools inlcuding site suitability models and navigational risk analysis. Andy Murdock has led several national coastal and marine mapping programmes (including coastal vegetated shingle, human impacts on the seafloor), habitat change monitoring (saltmarsh), coastal erosion studies (Defra FutureCoast), Marine archaeology (Lost city of Dunwich). We have also provided bespoke training and advice to The Crown Estate on their use of Coordinate Reference Systems within GIS.