Marine ecology surveys are a key service provided by ECOFACT and we undertake a number of marine ecology surveys each year. Our marine ecology surveys are undertaken for a number of purposes, including informing the Environmental Impact Assessments of proposed developments affecting the marine environment, and also to monitor the impact of industrial and municipal discharges and aquaculture installations. Our services in the marine environment encompass habitat and biotope surveys of the coastal zone, the intertidal zone and the subtidal zone.
During October 2015 we undertook a survey of Dingle Harbour, Co Kerry. The surveys included intertidal surveys and sub-tidal surveys involving core sampling, grab sampling and diving surveys. Some photos from this recent marine ecology survey are provided below. Clink on any of the photographs below to activate this marine ecology survey gallery.
Many coastal areas are now designated within the Natura 2000 network of European protection sites (SACs & SPAs); these may include estuarine, intertidal, subtidal and offshore habitats listed on Annex I of the Habitats Directive. We provide a number of services for monitoring the conservation status of marine Natura 2000 sites. All our marine ecology surveys and impact assessment methodologies are according to current Irish and international protocol. All sampling, fauna identifications and statistical analyses are all carried out in-house by ECOFACT ecologists.
For further information on our marine ecology surveys please see these links below:-
We provide a wide range of marine ecological assessments for estuarine, intertidal, subtidal and offshore habitats. If you are interested in finding out more about our marine ecology consultancy services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +353 61 419477.