Epibenthic surveys, using video and stills photography as a tool to identify species and habitat types (biotopes), is becoming widely used by both governmental and commercial organisations.
This technique allows assessment of the seabed without taking a physical sample to keep disturbance of the environment to a minimum.
Since its first use, our taxonomists have provided a service in the analysis of video and stills both onboard vessels and back at our laboratory facility.
What we do
We have a dedicated team of analysts who use the most up-to-date technology, which ensures we can conduct the analysis as efficiently as possible. We use the appropriate software to ensure the data we collect is both meaningful, valid and meets the requirements of regulatory bodies.
Our survey team have completed video and stills analysis from UK and European waters which has allowed us to build up an extensive reference collection of biotopes and individual taxa to aid in analysis.
To talk to our team of experts about how we can help you with your project, please get in touch today.