Natural capital and ecosystem service mapping
Combining data from ground-based surveys by our field team with data gathered by our remote sensing teams from satellite and digital aerial surveys, we can produce detailed maps and images that help clients to visualise natural capital and ecosystem services. These tools are also a powerful way to engage with stakeholders and the results can be used for marketing purposes.
Water resource and quality assessments
APEM undertake ecosystem service assessments and evaluations ranging from setting baselines and carrying out impact assessments through to delivering options appraisals and detailed designs. These can be used for water resource management plans, water quality assessments or water cycle studies. They help our clients to create and protect the natural environment and increase resilience to future changes and growth.
Catchment investigations and management
Using our integrated catchment management approach, we identify pressures and opportunities for natural capital projects at the river catchment level including water quality, habitat restoration and water resource management schemes.
APEM’s multi-benefit approach helps habitat restoration schemes achieve greater results for the environment and local stakeholders. Our pressure and opportunity maps help identify projects for our clients, as well as providing ecosystem service assessments and evaluations that feed into cost-benefit analyses.
Guided by the needs of our clients, our field scientists and remote sensing experts design and implement short-term or long-term monitoring programmes for natural capital. APEM’s field team undertake monitoring programmes at sites throughout the UK and Ireland, while our remote sensing expertise provides a cost-effective way to look at whole river catchments by using high resolution imagery from satellites and survey aircraft.