Monitoring the population of sunset cup corals at Lundy (2010)

I was particularly pleased with the way in which the change from using a liveaboard to a day boat was handled at the last minute.  This meant compressing the work into a smaller time period and arranging for more divers to participate but all the work was still completed. …Overall I am very pleased with the way the work was conducted and the quality of the final output.”  Andrew Knights, Project Officer, Natural England (Exeter Office). A summary of this project can be seen here.

Survey of sea caves at Flamborough Head SAC (2010)

The report was thorough and reflected the project specification that was agreed. Overall my expectations were exceeded as the volume of work to be completed was underestimated by Natural England but this did not deter the project team. All caves, which were not previously surveyed, were surveyed to Phase 1 – over 70 caves more than expected. …Natural England request a draft report as part of the project specification; because of this the report received did not need to be improved or modified – we are very happy with the final report.” Leanne Stockdale, Project Officer, Natural England (York Office).

Assessment of seabed habitats as part of EIA, Plymouth Sound (2010)

The report exceeded expectations, was received on time and included a number of excellent photographs which were useful as a reference to the areas being described. …The report followed the same format of previous years, describing each site in detail – however I felt that the layout of the report and the description of each site, including all photos far exceeded that of previous reports we have received. All methodology was fully explained and the report followed a logical progression in providing information. …The report was to an excellent standard and extremely detailed. …Communication throughout the project was good and I felt I was kept up to date with progress throughout. Robert was contactable if I ever needed to confirm anything or ask a question.” Alice Bowles, Project Manager, ABPmer (Southampton).

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