Seabed Characterization - Skills and Services

To provide quality services with reliable results and interpretations, our teams are made up of highly qualified staff: experienced geologists-geophysicists and qualified technicians specializing in taking measurements at sea. These skills in Sedimentology, Geology, Geophysics, etc. help us to tackle studies concerning:

Definition of linear project flow:

Inshore or offshore linear projects (channelling, cables, access channels, docks, etc.) are defined by working from bathymetry constraints (high sea-beds, breaks in slope, isolated obstacles, etc.) and the nature of the substratum (rocks, sand, silt, coral). The choice of movement depends on stability priorities, needs linked to uses and meeting the available budgets.

Marine environment resources:

Knowledge of the underwater sea-beds is a major asset when resolving usage conflicts. Actually, the different socio-economic activities linked to the marine environment (fishing, boating, tourism, aquaculture, extracting aggregate, etc.) plus respecting the natural environment mean that the resources have to be assessed reliably.

Drawing up management strategies:

Sediment management should not be reduced to one-off operations but should be part of a large-scale, overall approach. To do this, detailed mapping allows decision-makers to draw up strategies, taking into account regional and local issues.

Producing regulatory files and drawing up communication plans:

Managing underwater and coastal resources is always a delicate subject to tackle with local populations. The strategies envisaged often require policies for communication, agreement and pedagogic dissemination. Consequently, mapping is a valuable tool to display the geographic distributions of different uses.

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