Gardline has over 30 years experience in marine environmental surveys worldwide, from shallow water estuaries to the deep sea continental margins and abyssal plains. Our extensive services include habitat classification and biotope mapping, environmental characterisation, baseline, monitoring and decommissioning surveys, cold water coral mapping, and geochemical surveys.
Gardline’s environmental services range from desk top studies, to project planning, field data collection, analysis and reporting, to the production of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports. Our services are employed by the oil and gas, ports and harbours, and renewable sectors worldwide, in addition to government agencies (including Defra and Cefas) and academic institutes.
We offer a unique survey capability that combines the acquisition of physical, chemical and biological data in one survey. This capability draws on the Gardline Group’s considerable experience in marine geophysics, geotechnics, hydrography, marine biology and oceanography, combined with our fleet of fully equipped survey vessels, to provide an integrated survey and report that truly describes the marine environment. Alternatively, stand alone environmental surveys can be performed on both our fleet and third party vessels.
Habitat Assessments and Environmental Baseline Surveys
Gardline conduct in excess of 80 habitat assessments and 50 environmental baseline surveys annually, producing detailed reports to meet our clients’ specifications. The surveys are designed around key legislation, prevailing environmental conditions and client requirements, utilising Gardline’s extensive pool of survey equipment and highly trained field scientists and report writers.
Deep Sea Surveys
We pride ourselves in our ability to collect and analyse environmental samples from the harshest environments. Cold water coral surveys off the Norwegian coast are routinely conducted inline with Norwegian guidelines, specifically targeting the presence of Norwegian Red List species and habitats. Such investigations include capturing seabed imagery and video still images using ROVs and drop down camera systems, the later rated to over 6,000m, with high resolution and high definition cameras.
Gardline has extensive experience in sediment sampling, water profiling and sampling and seabed imagery in water depths up to 3,000m. This includes surveys within the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, and South Atlantic Ocean.
Sediment and Water Sample Analysis
We have extensive experience in the analysis of marine sediment and seawater samples for a wide range of physical, chemical and biological parameters. Analysis is conducted in line with laboratory accreditation (UKAS, USEA, GLP, NMBAQC) and national and international standards.
Quality Assurance and Health & Safety.Our primary aim is to ensure the acquisition of high quality survey data and its subsequent analysis, interpretation and reporting, whilst ensuring zero harm to people and the environment. Our quality, environmental and health and safety management systems are accredited by DNV to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007.
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