Our consultancy services cover a wide spectrum of expertise, advice and action.
With our diverse backgrounds, we focus on avoidance and management of impacts where humans and wildlife interact.
In addition to project consultancy, we also undertake film, photography and journalism commissions.
Lou’s CV available here
Colins CV available here
Recent Wave Action consultancy projects include:
Independent environmental expert (Biodiversity) for the PNG LNG project (Papua New Guinea).
Project management of a pre-feasibility stage biodiversity assessment of tropical forest and villages in an area designated for future iron ore mining development (Congo Brazzaville).
Chair of the Assurance Working Group for the Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme (BBOP), including the development of assurance mechanisms to progress towards a future standard on biodiversity offsets.
Commissioned production of a short film for Scottish Natural Heritage documenting the history and conservation aspects of the basking shark in Scottish waters.
Technical editing of offshore renewable energy industry guidelines, to inform policy and practices for minimising and managing environmental aspects.
Review of five current oil development EIAs, to assess progress made in raising standards and capacity within the impact assessment process, including recommendations and areas for further improvement (Uganda).
Writing and production of a 5-module, slide-based, interactive training DVD, aimed to build capacity in oil operations, EIA, impacts and mitigation associated with oil development, and stakeholder consultation. Featuring full commentary, a reference library and links to websites.
Research report for Scottish Natural Heritage, titled "Basking Shark Hotspots on the West Coast of Scotland; Key sites, threats and implications for conservation" published Oct 2009 - available from SNH (click here)
Development, provision and facilitation of several EIA training courses (including field-visits to operational oil drilling sites) for local government environmental and planning officials involved in EIA, with special emphasis on monitoring and auditing (Uganda).
Creation and provision of capacity building training courses for EIA Practitioners, focussing on operational impacts and mitigations associated with oil development (Uganda).
Development and facilitation of multi-stakeholder workshops on scoping oil-related Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), and civil society engagement in the EIA process (Uganda).
Development of a mechanism to assess, document, and monitor how environmental impacts from oil and mining development are managed, and how civil society is engaged in the process. Included development of a current baseline assessment (Norway, Uganda and Madagascar).
Development of a field-based evaluation questionnaire tool to ensure the continuing quality of WiSe Scheme accredited marine eco-tourism operator trips (UK).
Facilitation of a multi-stakeholder dialogue process to develop a Marine Advisory Chart, to identify sensitivities and mitigation options related to the potential impacts from a new yacht marina (UK).
Organization and facilitation of a multi-stakeholder workshop to develop priorities for a Sensitivity Atlas for oil development and spill response (Uganda).
Research and development of a suite of partnership development opportunities to optimize the management of environmental aspects in the commercial and leisure marine sector (UK).
Natural England Research Report “The Basking Shark in West Cornwall – key sites, anthropogenic threats and their implications for conservation of the species”.
Initial exploration of how biodiversity offsets could be used for wildlife conservation gain in vulnerable areas undergoing oil exploration (Uganda).
Developing and providing class and field-based training to staff from Government departments & agencies, NGO’s and oil companies on environmental impact assessment, specifically focusing on impacts and mitigation associated with oil development (UK and Uganda).
Performing a review of oil exploration EIAs, leading a Government agency capacity building fieldtrip, and undertaking drilling site audit visits to identify implementation of mitigation actions (Uganda).
Identifying the status (legal, technical, financial) of the potential for Carbon Dioxide storage in offshore geological reservoirs (north-east Atlantic).
Review of several annual Offshore Energy Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) during consultation for oil licensing (UK and Ireland).
Writing and presenting papers to the OSPAR Convention, and official Observer to OSPAR’s Offshore Industry Committee (north-east Atlantic).
Representation on several National SEA Steering Groups for Offshore Energy (UK) and Offshore Oil & Gas (Ireland).
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