Richard Newell Associates

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Advice on SEA surveys

Richard Newell Associates is able to advise on the scope and scale of surveys that may be required to support Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) surveys of estuarine and near-shore waters.

Multiply Projects

It is often necessary to carry out a fairly wide-ranging appraisal of environmental resources where there are several projects that may together have an impact on environmental resources.

Such a wide-ranging appraisal helps determine not only the localised impacts of specific infrastructure developments but also identifies areas supporting resources that might require specific conservation measures.

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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.