Playing a vital role informing complex consenting requirements and condition assessments, habitat sampling identifies and assesses habitats, species, and sediment makeup in detail.
ABPmer’s experienced surveyors use specialist equipment and bespoke sampling techniques, including core and grab sampling for detailed faunal and sediment analysis, and the capture of high-resolution drop-down video (DDV) stills for seabed visualisation.
Our ecologists undertake Phase II (quadrat and core sampling) surveys across a range of intertidal habitats and benthic sampling across multiple subtidal environments.
Our subtidal survey capabilities include:
- Grab sampling (Day, Hamon and Van Veen)
- Drop-down video camera and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) surveys
- Sediment sampling (PSA, contaminant analysis)