Serpulidae Identification and Non-native Serpulidae in Europe Training Course

15th May 2016

MESL are running a Serpulidae Identification and Non-native Serpulidae in Europe Training Course with Dr Elena Kupriyanova in Bath this July. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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Berwickshire & North Northumberland Coast

15th May 2016

Marine Ecological Surveys Limited (MESL) was commissioned by Natural England to conduct an intertidal monitoring survey of the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast SAC. The full study was designed to facilitate a preliminary assessment of the site’s qualifying features condition using historic datasets, whilst providing data to help inform the management measures required to meet the conservation objectives of the site.

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Chichester Harbour Samples

15th May 2016

Natural England recently commissioned MESL to analyse 106 samples collected from the Chichester Harbour area earlier this year. The project proved to be a fascinating one full of diverse forms of life.

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Environmental Components Critical to Ecosystem Service Generation

15th May 2016

MESL recently completed a project on ‘Defining the Components of Marine Ecosystems Critical to Ecosystem Service Generation’, commissioned by the JNCC. The project aimed to define the marine ecosystem components that influence or generate ecosystem service delivery, identify which components are deemed critical in the delivery process, gather spatial data regarding ecosystem components, and map the potential for delivery of selected ecosystem services in the UK marine environment.

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Flamborough Head Sea Caves

15th May 2016

MESL was recently commissioned by Natural England to conduct a survey of the intertidal sea caves within the Flamborough Head Special Area of Conservation (SAC). In addition to being an SAC, the coastal cliffs of Flamborough Head (Yorkshire) belong to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA). The report was recently submitted to Natural England and will be made publically available in the near future.

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Goodwin Sands

15th May 2016

Marine Ecological Surveys Limited was commissioned by Royal HaskoningDHV to conduct a marine environmental characterisation study at Goodwin Sands, off the coast of Kent. The primary objective of the survey was to characterise the benthic, epibenthic and sediment characteristics of an interest area being investigated for potential aggregate extraction. 

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