Rebecca Watson: an environmental advocate
From working on offshore wind projects to monitoring little penguins, Rebecca has extensive experience working with clients to assess and minimise the impacts of their projects on the marine env...
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The survey areas are in Commonwealth waters more than 100 kilometres offshore and the program required detailed planning to complete the surveys safely and efficiently. RPS applied its well-established procedures for safe work in offshore environments to deliver the baseline survey projects without incident or downtime.
Our consultants managed all spatial data and produced maps of the distribution of fish assemblages, pearl oysters and marine habitats, while collecting water, sediment and infauna samples for analysis by appropriately certified laboratories.
Designing, conducting, and reporting on technical field surveys of fish assemblages in conjunction with a local university.
Collecting water column profile data and analysing water and sediment quality samples.
Completing surveys of silver-lipped pearl oysters and pearl oyster habitat to support assessment of likely exposure to underwater noise.
Working with CSIRO to design and complete benthic habitat surveys and validate their habitat model.
Using existing MetOcean survey data to complement surveys. Assisting in the interpretation of the baseline data for the purpose of environmental impact assessment (EIA)
Acoustic logger recoveries.
Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) contractor scoping and management.