eDNA-based monitoring is designed to provide biodiversity data at scale on species ranging from bacteria to blue whales. It can support project-based finance by establishing a biodiversity baseline to inform investment and financing decisions and provide ongoing performance assessment.
We have conducted analyses across the globe in a range of environments – from deserts and savannas to wetlands and forests and to coastal and deepwater offshore marine environments. Our sector expertise includes infrastructure, energy and extractives as well as experience in terrestrial, inshore and offshore applications.
Support adherence to the mitigation hierarchy – a tool which is used to avoid and minimize any impacts on biodiversity, particularly protected species, as well as to monitor any restoration activity required.
Reduce the likelihood of costly design changes by being used as part of initial screening/baselining so it can inform project design.
Reduce the risk that protected species are missed due to Environmental Impact Assessments being designed around out-of-date local information on their presence.
Provide supplementary analyses in support of Due Diligence – where existing EIAs are seen to be incomplete or inadequate, we can provide further assessment with a rapid turnaround.
Reduce losses arising from environmental liability and associated reputation risks by screening for protected species in and around proposed developments.
Reduce costs by enabling water, soil and sediment samples to be taken by any onsite contractor. This reduces the need to engage different taxonomic experts on site over lengthy periods.
Reduce health and safety costs because there is no need to get into the water to take samples.
Supports disclosure/reporting on commitments and pledges including IFC Performance Standard 6, ESS6, PRI, PRB, Sustainable Development Goals (15/16).
Enable independent monitoring by local stakeholders which can enhance community relations and third-party auditing.
Learn more about eDNA-based monitoring