Environmental data that makes sense, and is accurate and reliable, is essential to understanding your biophysical environment and the potential interactions you’re having with it. The need for environmental data that you can trust is essential for all stages of project development, whether it’s to guide the appropriate design of your project, provide a baseline, allow prediction and/or assessment of impacts, validate your mitigation and management procedures, or demonstrate compliance.
Communities, regulators and investors use this information to make informed decisions about your project, and they often want it sooner than you can provide it. The challenge is to collect credible information, when you require it, without expending unnecessary time and expense collecting data you don’t need or that will not answer the important questions for your project.
Meeting your needs with a tailored, cost-effective approach
We provide specialist technical baseline assessment and monitoring services, tailored to meet the needs of your project. Our credibility with regulators means we’ll work with you and them to set practical scopes for your baseline investigations. Wherever possible, we’ll keep costs down, using local services, practical solutions or a phased approach. No matter how remote or hostile the environment, our experienced team will find a way to collect the data you need – and then present it visually so stakeholders can easily grasp its implications.
We work where you do
Our environmental specialists come from a wide range of disciplines and include specialist sub-consultants with project, issue or site specific knowledge. Our team routinely conduct environmental baseline assessments and monitoring in some of the world’s most challenging locations. We’ve successfully carried out soil sampling in the oil fields of Iraq, baseline ecological surveys in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and water quality monitoring in the highlands and deep ocean of Papua New Guinea. Wherever your project, we can build a team to service it.
Terrestrial monitoring and baselines
- acid sulphate soils
- contamination assessments
- resource use
Water monitoring and baselines (fresh and marine)
- aquatic biota
- chemical oceanography
- deep-ocean sediments and sedimentation
- marine ecology
- physical oceanography
- resource use
- riparian ecology
- stream bed sediment
- surface water