In this edition we explore the key issues to address for implementing marine net gain, and look at the future of offshore wind in Scottish waters.
Why am I receiving this email? You are subscribed to the ABPmer E-zine for all our latest news. If you signed up by accident, or no longer wish to receive the E-zine, simply unsubscribe at the bottom of this email.
White Paper: Delivering Net Gain - more than just a metric is needed
‘Net gain’ aims to leave the environment in a better state following development and to secure wider benefits for people and the environment. While progress has been made with developing an intertidal biodiversity metric, significant challenges remain if the metric is to be operationalised to deliver intertidal Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG).
Our latest White Paper explores key strategic issues that still need addressing if we are to successfully implement marine net gain. Learn more
Planning for offshore wind in Scottish waters
Marine Scotland published its Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy at the end of October, the first to include options for floating offshore wind.Learn more
ABPmer study highlights the importance and value of blue carbon in Welsh seas
Recent research on the role of marine habitats in storing carbon has been published. Learn more
3D visuals: communicating estate redevelopment potential
Using 3D visualisation can enhance communication, as our project for ABP demonstrates.Learn more
Marine ecological survey calendar
ABPmer’s marine ecological survey calendar shows the appropriate time to conduct a range surveys including coastal habitats, fish, invertebrates, marine mammals, seabirds and waterbirds.Learn more
The website represents a turning point for ABPmer, where increasingly their survey capability is being contracted as a standalone service. Learn more
Making landfall: the view from the shore
Exploring how data, analysis and insight inform landfall assessment to solve pipeline FEED and installation questions.Learn more
Regional metocean considerations for offshore wind farms
In a previous post we explained what regional characterisations are, and why they are important. Here we compare the characteristics of seven offshore wind farm development areas. Learn more
IEMA again commends ABPmer’s EIA excellence
ABPmer has successfully maintained its registration under IEMA’s EIA Quality Mark scheme. Learn more
"Wheely" great results for ABPmer this Cycle September
ABPmer staff cycled 1,784 miles as part of the Cycle September challenge, earning 3,828 points and placing 1st national and 2nd internationally for our size of consultancy business, and 1st locally for our company size across all industries. Learn more
Merry Christmas from ABPmer
With the holiday season fast approaching, we want to wish everyone we know in our working lives a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. Our offices will close from 19 December, opening again on 4 January 2021.