Measuring the pulse of our aquatic ecosystems is vital to ensuring their long-term health and integrity. Cawthron's expertise in monitoring ecosystem health in estuaries and coastal waters includes the development and application of:
- Estuary Monitoring Protocol (EMP), including broad-scale habitat mapping and fine-scale monitoring of benthic communities; Cawthron has carried out the EMP on over 40 estuaries
- Indicator-based approaches for assessing environmental change; Cawthron has lead Meridian Energy's physical and biological monitoring in Doubtful Sound for the past six years
- Monitoring tools and programmes for assessing environmental effects from shellfish and fin-fish aquaculture farms
For more information, contact Chris Cornelisen.