Aquatic Ecological Surveys and Monitoring
Many species of aquatic plants and animals receive special protection under The Conservation (Northern Ireland) Regulations and The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order. Unlawful disturbance or destruction of aquatic species can result in financial penalties and delays to your project. Aquatic ecological surveys may be required as a result of completing the NI Biodiversity Checklist.It is therefore important that appropriate and timely surveys take place to ensure your project stays within the law and on schedule.
Our ecological consultants are experienced in all aspects of surveying and monitoring methods of aquatic ecosystems to ensure compliance with planning requirements, to meet research needs, and to inform impact assessments, and conservation management.
We specialise in the ecology of rivers and lakes, and provide a range of aquatic ecological surveys and monitoring services following the methods prescribed by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Our services include benthic invertebrate surveys, fish surveys, river corridor surveys, BMWP / Q-value scoring and hydrological and hydro-chemical sampling, monitoring, and modelling.
All our surveys and monitoring activities are conducted in accordance with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)Guidelines and Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) specific survey requirements.
Follow the links below to find out more about other surveying and monitoring services that we provide.