Richard Newell Associates

Environmental Liability

Assessment of Claims

Richard Newell Associates specialise in assessment of claims for environmental damage may be made by Third Parties and can advise clients on the scientific validity and likely remedial actions that may be required.

Alleged Damage

In spite of completing a full Environmental Impact Assessment, there remains a possibility that claims for environmental damage might be made against clients by Third Parties.

Such claims can may relate to alleged damage to fish and shellfish resources of economic significance, to resources of conservation significance or to recreational amenities where a project is sited close to centres of population.

Richard Newell Associates in such case can provide specialist assessment of the claims.

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Latest news

Falmouth Port Development

Richard is currently Chairman of an Independent Science Advisory Panel appointed by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to advise on issues related to experimental relocation of maerl habitat to offset the potential impacts of dredging of the approach channel to Falmouth Port.

Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange Programme

Richard has recently completed an appointment as external reviewer of proposals submitted to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange Programme.

Publication of Latest Book on Aggregate Dredging (See Publications page)

This book summarises current industry practice and the results of research commissioned through the Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF) and other sources.

Newell,R.C. & Woodcock, T.A. (eds). 2013. Aggregate Dredging and the Marine Environment: An Overview of recent research and current industry practice. The Crown Estate, 165 pp. ISBN: 978-1-906410-41-4.

Major Marine Phosphate Dredging Project off the Pacific Coast of Mexico

Richard was appointed as Chief Scientist in 2013 by Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc and Exploraciones Oceanicas to advise on the environmental impact assessment of a major marine phosphate sands dredging project off the west coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico.