Guidance on Best Practice for Marine and Coastal Physical Processes Baseline Survey and Monitoring Requirements to inform EIA of Major Development Projects.
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The purpose of this report is to provide guidance on marine, coastal and estuarine physical processes Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) baseline survey and monitoring requirements for major development projects, namely: • Port and harbour developments; • Aggregate extraction; • Power stations (including nuclear); • Offshore wind; • Other renewable energy developments including: tidal range tidal stream wave • Sub-sea cables (especially where they make landfall). This has been achieved through a review of existing published guidance relevant to physical processes EIA studies, consideration of project examples (including both planned and operational developments) and from the experience gained by the authors during work on large scale marine developments. For the major developments identified above, pathways for change and potential impacts have been identified for each of the development stages (i.e. construction, operation and decommissioning). An attempt has been made t.....
PublisherNatural Resources Wales
Series;NrNatural Resources Wales;Report 243
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
CitationBrooks, A,J., Whitehead, P,A. and Lambkin, D,O. (2018) Guidance on Best Practice for Marine and Coastal Physical Processes Baseline Survey and Monitoring Requirements to inform EIA of Major Development Projects. Cardiff, Wales, Natural Resources Wales, 119pp. (NRW Report No: 243) DOI: