Eco Marine was recently commissioned by Royal HaskoningDHV (RHDHV) on behalf of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to conduct a characterisation survey in the vicinity of a proposed access ramp on the foreshore of Weston-super-Mare beach, Somerset.
Eco Marine completed a Phase I and Phase II intertidal survey near to the popular tourist beach along the bordering mudflats of the Weston-Super-Mare foreshore this July. Two lifeboats presently operate from Weston-Super-Mare in the Severn Estuary, with the station having been presented with six awards for gallantry since the current station was established. The Severn Estuary is subject to extreme tidal flows and as such, vessels and coastal users can often find themselves in difficulty and in need of assistance from the RNLI, making quick and safe access to the water essential.
Following the completion of the survey works, Eco Marine delivered a full technical report complete with habitat maps and details of the biotopes present within the area of interest.
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