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ABPmer's E-zine Issue 17
NEW! North West Europe tide and surge hindcast available
We are delighted to announce that our recently created NW Europe tide and surge model and database are now being used in all our SEASTATES services. We have developed the 37 year hindcast database of tidal and surge conditions to provide water level and flow parameters generated by both astronomic (tidal) and meteorological forces across the North West European Continental Shelf and North Sea... read more
World’s largest waves captured by ABPmer’s SEASTATES

Tidal lagoons; time to launch a new industry

The publication of the Hendry Review in January 2017 was a significant milestone for renewable energy in the UK; maybe even for the world but that depends on what our government does next.

It is now recognised that tidal range power can play a cost effective part in our energy mix, create jobs and new supply chain opportunities... more

Decommissioning of oil and gas structures: call for review?

The BBC recently highlighted an article in the Times calling for a review of decommissioning rules.

Work we have done on the costs and benefits of oil and gas decommissioning shows that there can be significant environmental benefits from leaving some structures in situ, particularly when taking account of greenhouse gas emissions associated with decommissioning activity...  more
ABPmer at EA Flood and Coast Conference 2017 - Stand B59

25 years of marine habitat creation in the UK

Did you know it is now more than 25 years since the first managed realignment was carried out in the UK; the Northey Island project on the Blackwater Estuary in 1991?

Since then, at least 74 different intertidal habitat creation projects have taken place around our coasts. Of these projects, 50 have involved managed realignment (i.e. with the breaching or removal of seawalls), the rest are regulated tidal exchange (RTE) schemes using a variety of different culvert and sluice designs. read on
Download white paper: UK Marine Habitat Creation Schemes - A summary of completed managed realignment and regulated exchange projects

Will you need a Seabed Survey Licence?

As of January 2017, all commercial survey works affecting the seabed owned by The Crown Estate within 12 nautical miles of the coastline require a Seabed Survey Licence (SSL).

This new licence is essentially a rebranded, streamlined version of the old small works consent. The main difference between the two is... read on

Crystal clear or just as murky: new guidance for WFD assessments

In December 2016, the Environment Agency released new guidance on how to assess the impact of any activity in transitional and coastal waters, aptly referred to as “Clearing the Waters for All”.

We believe it will improve the quality and value of WFD assessments in the UK... more
ABPmer reviews Western Isles’ harbour authority operations

10 things you might not know about the UK Port Marine Safety Code

The Port Marine Safety Code sets a national standard for all aspects of port marine safety.

Its aim is to enhance safety for everyone who uses or works in the UK port marine environment. New guidance has recently been released by DfT and MCA to promote good practice... continue

USV Survey of the Lower Otter Estuary

The ABPmer Survey Team recently used a specialist unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to collect bathymetric data in the Otter Estuary.

The survey was done as part of our work with CH2M, the Environment Agency and Clinton Devon Estates for the Lower Otter Restoration Project (LORP)... continue
Outstanding year for ABPmer Client Satisfaction in 2016

Regulatory Round Up

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Conferences & Events

Our technical specialists regularly attend and speak at industry events.
Where will you see us? Click to find out

2017 Training and Courses

Coastal and Marine GIS
Marine Accident and Incident Training

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