Pragmatic support for marine projects, ensuring application of the mitigation hierarchy, and consistency and integration with terrestrial ecological considerations

There is an increasing drive towards development in the marine realm, in particular exploitation of seabed mineral resources, but also including projects with coastal and nearshore components. Sustainable development is therefore a fundamental requirement for long-term business success.

In parallel with the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), TBC can help businesses achieve leading practice in ecologically sustainable development. In addition to  offshore developments such as wind farms and deep-water gas extraction, TBC works with a wide range of large-scale extractive projects that have marine components including ports, refineries and other coastal infrastructure that carry particular risks for marine biodiversity.

Our small in-house team of highly experienced marine specialists work across these sectors to help clients address the challenges of marine development and deliver pragmatic solutions that align with industry best practice. We help companies carry out early risk screening as part of project planning, helping to identify any red flags and obstacles to progress, optimise opportunities for avoidance and minimisation, and reduce the requirement for more costly restoration and offsetting actions.

We believe the marine environment offers businesses unique opportunities to demonstrate leading practice through new and innovative mitigation approaches that address impacts and contribute to national and global sustainability goals. Further insights into our approach to marine risk management can be found in our Industry Briefing Note on marine offsetting.