SLR offers comprehensive project support for marine environmental projects across a broad range of sectors and service areas.

The SLR Marine Science team provides high quality, tailored yet cost effective marine environmental scientific consulting and advisory solutions.

How can we help?

Whether it be temperate offshore waters, tropical seas, or coastal estuaries, our staff have the necessary expertise in scientific design, impact assessment, regulatory requirements, stakeholder engagement, monitoring, and management to offer our clients quality service from project inception through to the final report. 

Our approach to delivery is designed to ensure project success by mitigating the significant risks inherent with working in the marine environment. Most importantly, we work with our clients and genuinely believe effective relationships are the cornerstone of successful projects.

SLR’s Marine Science team offers a broad range of services:

  • Environmental and Regulatory Advice
  • Environmental and Social Impact
  • Assessments
  • Ecological Risk Assessments
  • Oceanographic Monitoring
  • Underwater Noise Modelling and Monitoring
  • Baseline Marine Ecological Data Collection
  • Benthic Habitat Surveys and Mapping
  • Water and sediment Quality Monitoring
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • Offshore Environmental Plans (EPs)
  • Oil Spill Response Planning
  • Marine Fauna Surveys
  • Dredging and Dredged Material Management Plans
  • Approval / Consent Facilitation
  • Stakeholder engagement

Our industries:

  • Oil and Gas (exploration, production and decommissioning)
  • Ports and Harbours
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Government (policy and regulatory)
  • Renewable Energy (offshore wind)
  • Pipeline and seabed cable operators

Our team

  • Dan Govier Technical Discipline Manager
    Dan Govier

    Over the last few years, Dan has specialised in the offshore marine environment, specifically regarding the oil and gas industry. He has extensive knowledge and understanding of the EEZ Act, Resource Management Act, Maritime Transport Act, Marine Protection Rules, Department of Conservations Code of Conduct for Minimising Acoustic Disturbance of Marine Animals, Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act (OPGGS Act) 2006 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, where he is considered one of the most experienced and respected consultants within New Zealand.

  • Andrew Costen Principal Consultant
    Andrew Costen

    Andrew is SLR’s Marine Science technical lead in Australia. He has over 25 years’ experience working for specialist science and engineering consultancies and state and commonwealth Government environmental management agencies.

  • Reid Forrest Marine Ecologist
    Reid Forrest

    Reid is a Marine Ecologist specialising in the planning, organising and completion of environmental surveys in both inshore and offshore environments. Reid has many years’ experience in environmental consulting, marine ecological surveys, offshore oil and gas exploration, production consenting and monitoring, consent condition monitoring, assessment of new sites for aquaculture installations and assessment of marine outfalls/discharges.

  • Dr Lachlan Barnes Principal Consultant
    Dr Lachlan Barnes

    Lachlan is a Principal consultant with extensive experience in the design, implementation and realization of numerous research projects. He has managed complex multidisciplinary projects, delivering technical reports, data analysis and leading scientific field sampling teams in both temperate and tropical regions throughout Australia.