Environmental and Biological Studies
Marine and estuarine environments are facing increasing and significant pressures, which include physical and chemical transformation, habitat destruction and changes in biodiversity. Causes of these changes include construction and land reclamation, pollution, exploitation of marine resources, unmanaged tourism, introduction of alien species and climate change.
Results gained as a result of detailed environmental and biological surveys provide important information to stakeholders and other users of the marine environment to assist with understanding habitats and to determine the effects and likely effects of changes.
iXSurvey has extensive experience in the provision of environmental and biological studies in marine and freshwater environments.
The company carries out a wide variety of data collection surveys, including identification and mapping of habitats, fisheries assessments, and impact surveys on marine benthic communities and food webs. Results from surveys are assimilated and presented using GIS and other software packages.