TBC’s marine specialists can provide pragmatic support for marine projects, ensuring consistency and integration with the terrestrial elements and applying the mitigation hierarchy to avoid and minimise challenges.

Sustainable development within the marine realm is increasingly recognised as fundamental to long-term business success. As part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, TBC can help businesses achieve sustainable leadership. Our team includes a small team of highly experienced team of marine specialists whom work closely with within the extractive and renewable energy sectors to help deliver pragmatic solutions to addressing marine development challenges that align with industry best practice. In addition to strictly offshore developments such as windfarms and deep-water gas extraction, we work with a wide range of large-scale extractive projects that have marine components such as ports, refineries and other coastal infrastructure that carry particular marine risks.

We help companies screen for risks early as part of project planning, helping to identify any show-stoppers and to minimise the need for more costly minimisation and offsetting actions. Where impacts cannot be entirely avoided, we work with businesses to develop marine mitigation strategies that deliver positive outcomes and meet global best practices. We believe the marine environment offers businesses with 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 thinking and approaches to marine risk management can be found in our Industry Briefing Note on approaches to marine offsetting. We also recently presented our approaches to addressing marine impacts at the 2019 IAIA conference in Brisbane and at the at the 2016 Sustainable Ocean’s Summit in Rotterdam.