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The University of Southampton
Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Coastal Seminar Series Seminar

5 March 2014
University of Southampton Highfield Campus Building 32, room 3077

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Barend Van Maanen at .

Event details

THIS SEMINAR HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED - Susanne Armstrong & Phoebe Lomax: “Assessing the impacts of marine and coastal projects and plans”

These seminars illustrate the breadth of coastal studies at the University of Southampton. Traditionally, this seminar series is held at Highfield, hosted by the faculty of Engineering and the Environment and will aim to showcase areas of research within the coastal research theme at Ocean and Earth Science.

Susanne and Phoebe both work in the Environment Team at ABPmer. A core part of their work is undertaking environmental impact assessments (EIAs), as well as other related assessments, for marine and coastal projects and plans. Susanne and Phoebe will provide a background on the processes involved in such assessments (EIAs, cumulative assessments, habitats regulations assessments (HRAs), water framework directive assessments), drawing on case examples such as managed realignment sites, marine aggregate licence renewals and marine renewables.

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Speaker information

Dr Susanne Armstrong (BA (equiv.), MA, PhD) – Senior Consultant, ABPmer. Dr Susanne Armstrong (BA (equiv.), MA, PhD) – Senior Consultant Susanne Armstrong joined ABPmer’s Environment team in 2007 after undertaking a studentship at the University of Southampton (on managed realignment) and working as a Research Assistant at the Universities of Southampton and Plymouth. Since joining ABPmer, she has worked on numerous intertidal habitat creation and environmental impact assessment projects. She is project manager for ABPmer’s (continued) input into the RSPB’s flagship Wallasea Island Wild Coast coastal habitat creation project and the Environment Agency’s high-profile Medmerry Managed Realignment scheme. Susanne has also contributed to many marine planning and marine industry projects such as marine aggregates impact assessments and marine protected area studies.

Phoebe Lomax (BSc, EMSc) - Consultant, ABPmer. Phoebe joined ABPmer in August 2011 as a researcher in the Environmental Team. She graduated from Plymouth University BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Oceanography and went on to graduate with distinction (equiv) in Marine Environment and Resources, a European Masters degree based at the University of Southampton and the University of the Basque Country, Spain. During her masters she worked on the impact of future anthropogenic development and climate change on the marine environment and presented her findings at the Challenger Conference for Marine Science. Whilst studying in Europe Phoebe has developed a good working knowledge of European Environmental Policy. Since joining ABPmer Phoebe has worked on Environmental Statements, Guidance documents and HRAs for various projects with an emphasis on marine renewables around the UK and is currently working on an HRA for the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

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