Who we are

Sea-Scope is a small independent consultancy that offers expert ecological survey, advice and data acquisition in the coastal, littoral and sublittoral near-shore environments. We have extensive experience of working in the private, public and community sectors. Clients include government agencies, non-governmental organizations, conservation bodies and other environmental consultancies (see below).

The company’s founder and principal consultant, Robert Irving, has over 30 years 2008-jul_ri_the-smallsexperience of working in the field of marine ecology.  When required, we are able to call upon associates and colleagues with whom we have worked with over the years, to form teams tailored for specific tasks.

We are proud to have collaborated with the following clients on a variety of projects:

ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd.

BMT-Cordah Ltd.

Emu Ltd.  (now incorporated into Fugro Emu Ltd.)

Environment Agency (UK)

Environment Agency (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Environment Arabia Consultancy Services (formerly PHE Gulf)

ERT (Scotland) Ltd. (now incorporated into Fugro Emu Ltd.)

Forest Trends (US)

Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (Devon & Severn; Sussex)

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Natural England (formerly English Nature)

Natural History Museum, London

Natural Resources Wales (formerly Countryside Council for Wales)


Marine Conservation Society

Posford Duvivier Environment Ltd. (now incorporated into Royal Haskoning DHV)

Royal Haskoning BV (formerly IWACO (Netherlands))

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Scottish Natural Heritage

Scott Wilson Group (now incorporated into URS Corporation)

UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge UK

University of Plymouth

University of Dundee

University of Greenwich

Wimpey Environmental Ltd.

Worldwide Fund for Nature (UK)

Zoological Society of London