ANALYSIS

 

Laboratory facilities and equipment available enable:-

  • Analysis of water quality in coastal and riverine waters

  • Benthic and epibenthic analysis from grab and beam trawl samples

  • Heavy metal and particle size analysis of sediment samples.

  • Acoustic data from C-Pod used for marine mammal detection

  • Fish size, species, abundance and biomass from BRUV (Baited Remote Underwater Video) footage

SERVICES 

MONITORING

 

AER has experience in monitoring:- 

  • Cetacean and pinniped presence habitat use, behaviour, specifically static acoustic monitoring including survey design, implementation and data analysis using C-PODs

  • Site suitability for mariculture

  • Turtle nesting and migration monitoring using satellite tags in Chagos and Caribbean

  • Monitoring of demersal fish and epibenthos in

  • Monitoring temporal and spatial changes in seagrass meadows adjacent to Ports and impacts of dredging activity in Australia

  • Monitoring and analysis of pathogens in bathing waters of UK and Spain

SURVEY DESIGN

 

Expertise of environmental surveys within AER allows us to tailor techniques to the clients' needs, examples include:-

  • Marine mammal surveys using visual and acoustic methods: for aerial, boat or land surveys

  • Sediment analysis linked to estuarine processes and benthic invertebrate ecology

  • Use of BRUV to assess fish species, diversity and size class in different habitats

  • Beach surveys and biotelemetry to assess turtle presence and behaviour

  • Methods to allow for long-term monitoring of seagrass meadows and impacts of moorings

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