Carcinus was commissioned to design and implement a multidisciplinary marine ecological survey of the approach channel and turning basin of Victoria Harbour, Hartlepool. The purpose of the study was to inform an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), with respect to predicted impacts of the proposed dredging and construction operations associated with scheme.
Carcinus Limited was commissioned to provide specialist marine ecology survey and reporting services in support of a new vessel lay-by berth within the entrance to the River Medina, East Cowes for the purposes of informing a marine licence application for dredge spoil disposal and an ecological impact assessment. The potential environmental effects originating from the proposed development were identified and screened. The need for a comprehensive sediment sampling programme was identified and delivered, to fully characterise the subtidal benthic ecology and sediment chemistry within and surrounding the proposed development.
Carcinus alongside MSDS Marine recently undertook a two-day public participation intertidal survey on the Sandwich Flats, Kent. The survey focused on four wreck sites and their surrounding environments within the bay. The study aimed to investigate the relationship between the social and economic value of the wrecks and their archaeological heritage and ecological importance.
Carcinus Ltd is delighted to be working alongside MSDS Marine Ltd in support of a Historic England project researching how the heritage sector may engage with the ecosystems services approach and natural capital assessments.
Carcinus Ltd was commissioned to undertake a benthic ecology survey in support of maintenance dredge operations within the navigation channel of Emsworth Yacht Harbour. Under the terms of its dredging license from Chichester Harbour Conservancy (CHC), and in accordance with the Chichester Harbour Baseline Document Dredging Protocol, Emsworth Yacht Harbour Ltd required a survey to be undertaken to assess the benthic ecology and substrate composition of Treloar Hole, located within the entrance of Chichester Harbour.