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Thomson’s top tips for a successful WFD assessment

1st July 2016 - At Thomson Ecology we have specialist marine and freshwater consultants who have experience in carrying out Water Framework Directive (WFD) assessments. These are their top tips for a smooth, successful WFD assessment. Read more

Marine planning and regulation outside the EU – what will change?

3rd July 2016 - There seems to be a consensus among experts in marine planning and regulation that it is impossible to know at this stage what will change once the UK leaves the EU. However, we don’t expect immediate changes. Read more

Temperatures are rising – how to keep your water assets healthy

3rd July 2016 - If you manage water assets such as lakes, rivers, canals and ponds, you will know that warm summer weather can pose particular problems for aquatic life. Temperature changes can cause stress and even death to creatures living within them. Read more

Microplastics – too little too late?

1st July 2016 - Scientists and conservationists have long been concerned about the increasing amount of plastic in our oceans. Millions of tons of plastics enter the oceans every year as litter discarded by humans, and have been found in seabirds, fish, whales and turtles. Read more

Hampstead Heath Ponds Project – fishing for the unexpected

29th June 2016 - The fisheries team have undertaken a fish rescue at Hampstead Heath for their Ponds Project, where they relocated over 1,400 fish from the model boating pond, but also uncovered some unexpected findings. Read more

New method to remove dioxins from water and contaminated sediment

29th June 2016 - A new method to clean dioxins and other hazardous materials from water has been recently developed in Syria - using the stones of dates, a by-product of the fruit-packing industry, to absorb dioxins from aqueous solutions. Read more

Brexit and wildlife legislation

24th June 2016 - Nothing has changed in the law or policy protecting wildlife following the outcome of the EU referendum. All the protection for wildlife that existed prior to the referendum is still in place and there is every indication that it will be retained for the foreseeable future. Read more

Dr Arnaud Duranel to speak at Hydrogeology of Peat meeting

20th June 2016 - Dr Arnaud Duranel, Senior Ecologist at Thomson Ecology will be speaking at the National Meeting organised by the Geological Society and the British Hydrological Society, on the Hydrogeology of Peat, at the University of Birmingham on 7th July. Read more

Team immersed in marine surveys

10th June 2016 - Our marine team have been out around the coast of the UK doing various surveys for a number of clients, including an intertidal survey on the South Coast, and a pre-dredge disposal survey 10 miles offshore. Read more

Is decommissioning offshore oil and gas platforms the best approach?

2nd June 2016 - Daniel Bastreri, Thomson Unicomarine’s senior marine consultant has spoken to Adjacent Oil and Gas magazine about how the benefits of leaving disused offshore installations in the North Sea should be re-examined. Read more

New 5-point plan to save our salmon

20th May 2016 - The Environment Agency and partner organisations have committed to a 5-point approach to restore the abundance, diversity and resilience of salmon stocks. Read more