Environmental and Technical Surveys

We can provide:

  • Bathymetry and seabed surveys
  • Hydrography and resource characterisation
  • Protected habitats and species surveys
  • European Seabirds At Sea (ESAS) bird surveys and marine mammal observations
  • Wrecks and submerged archaeology surveys
  • Seascape, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (SLVIA)
  • Sea user activity / vessel traffic (AIS/VMS) analysis


  • Environmental Impact Assessment, Habitats Risk Assessment and consenting process for BTAL's proposed 200 MW tidal array development in the Pentland Firth, Brims Tidal Array Ltd
  • EIA for the Hexicon Dounreay Tri Offshore Wind Farm demonstration floating wind project, Hexicon Ltd
  • Screening (under EIA regulations) for a novel wave/wind power plant.  Aquatera will also complete Scoping and EIA reports as the project develops, FPP Ltd and DP Energy Ltd
  • Preparation of consent documents for Sustainable Marine Energy's and Tocardo's tidal turbine developments at the European Marine Energy Centre, EMEC
  • Screening, Scoping, EIA and Navigational Risk Assessment (NRA) reports for Farr Point Wave Energy Array EIA (10 MW) in Sutherland, Pelamis Wave Power Ltd

Key Clients