MESL Selected for Regional Seabed Monitoring

MESL were identified as the preferred consultancy to collect, process and identify samples from three of five regional projects; The Humber, Thames and Anglian regions.

The samples will be collected in order to obtain a baseline dataset that will be used to deliver monitoring conditions for marine licences via the new Regional Seabed Monitoring Plan developed by CEFAS through a project funded by Defra, the Marine Management Organisation, The Crown Estate and the marine aggregate industry.

The Humber area presents the largest sampling array of all five of the projects, involving the acquisition and analysis of over 1,000 samples. The awarding of these contracts builds on MESL’s experience of major regional projects including the East Anglian Offshore Wind Farm Benthic Characterisation, one of the largest benthic surveys carried out in UK waters, and the Humber Regional Environmental Characterisation Survey (MALSF).

The consistent delivery of regional scale projects identifies MESL as the marine ecological survey company of choice for large scale projects.

MESL’s team will obtain sediment samples using an in-house 0.1m2 hamon grab. The samples will then be sieved in-situ and preserved ready for analysis back at the MESL offices in Bath.

MESL will analyse the samples in our fully comprehensive benthic laboratory equipped with high quality instruments including Zeiss stereo microscopes and Zeiss and Leitz compound microscopes, Ohaus analytical balances and a Pax-cam microscope camera.

Press Release, August 22, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee:

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