Richard Newell Associates

Marine Ecology

Ecological Surveys

Richard Newell Associates are able to advise on appropriate and cost-effective ecological surveys for projects located in near-shore and estuarine areas. We can bring internationally recognised expertise to assist clients with projects that may have a potential impact on marine ecology.

Internationally Recognised Expertise

Richard Newell Associates provide professional advice by internationally recognised experts in marine ecology.

Dr Richard Newell has acted on behalf of clients on projects that include the heavy chemical industry, the petrochemical industry, offshore wind-farms and ports and harbours worldwide for over 40 years.

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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.