5th February 2020
We’ve started the New Year by welcoming two experienced marine ecologists to our consultancy department. The new additions bring a wealth of experience from backgrounds in consultancy and research and will be working closely with our survey and laboratory personnel to deliver our consultancy outputs. This will include compiling technical reports, feeding into EIAs, developing seabed habitat maps and providing marine ecological advice to our growing marine renewables client base. Ross Griffin, Technical Director, explains how the management team is “very excited to welcome further high calibre additions to the team who bring a wide variety of experience spanning licencing, consenting and applied marine research – areas where we’re seeing sustained growth’.
Read more about the new team members below.
Dominic is an experienced environmental consultant with a wealth of knowledge in the licensing and consenting of marine infrastructure projects, including the coordination of environmental impact assessments. He has supported a number of large scale projects including a Plan-level Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) for the offshore wind Extensions Round, on behalf of The Crown Estate, and most recently played a key role in the consenting process of a trans-Atlantic subsea telecommunications cable. With an academic background in marine biology, Dominic is also experienced in the field, completing numerous offshore grab, camera and beam trawl surveys, along with being deployed as a marine mammal observer (MMO) during the construction of offshore wind farms.
spanning licencing, consenting and applied marine research – areas where we’re seeing sustained growth"
Dr Elena Lo Giudice Cappelli
Elena is a marine environmental scientist with expertise in biogeochemistry, carbon cycling and marine micropalaeontology gained through her time working for several international research institutions across Europe. In these roles Elena has been responsible for conducting intertidal (salt marshes and mudflats), coastal (Scottish sea lochs) and offshore (Baltic Sea, Adriatic Sea, Makassar Strait) surveys including grab sampling, multi-cores, push cores and piston cores, tow nets and seawater sampling. Elena is proficient in the analysis and interpretation of environmental data and has a strong research publication record with a focus on climate change and its impact on marine systems and carbon cycling in the coastal ocean.