Richard Newell Associates


Richard Newell Associates

Richard Newell Associates specialise in the provision of expert advice on the monitoring and mitigation of potential environmental impacts associated with infrastructure projects in coastal waters. This is based on over 35 years experience with major projects both in the UK and overseas, including wind-farms, discharges from the chemical industry and the marine aggregates industry.

We are specialists in environmental impact assessment for major infrastructure projects in the marine environment including impacts of dredging, port construction, fisheries and the off-shore renewable sector.

Professional Expertise

Our main speciality is advice on Environmental Impact Assessment of biological resources in coastal waters and near-shore environments.

This includes assessment of living resources of conservation and economic significance, advice on compensation and mitigation, and provision of management options. We are able to provide advice on seabed resources, shellfish and near-shore fisheries and estuarine habitat restoration.

Business Ethic

Richard Newell Associates is committed to provision of independent advice and information of the highest scientific quality as a necessary part of our own work and in the best interests of our clients.


  • Richard C. Newell B.Sc (Hons), Ph.D., D.Sc. (Lond.)

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.