Azura specializes in preparing comprehensive assessments of marine resources in any part of the world. These assessments provide data and information on the status, distribution, and abundance of marine resources in a particular region.
The specific marine resources assessed depend on the area and the needs of the client and may include marine mammals, sea turtles, seabirds, fish, fisheries, habitats, marine protected areas, commercial shipping lanes, recreational areas, and more.
These baseline data and information are used to identify the resources that may be impacted by operations, data gaps, and other critical information needed for environmental planning purposes. These assessments also provide critical background information that can be included in environmental compliance documents.
Our environmental planning expertise includes preparation of the following:
- Marine resources assessments
- Desktop studies and literature reviews
- Feasibility studies
- Baseline studies
- Impact assessments supporting NEPA and other planning requirements
- Marine spatial planning
- Permit applications
- Agency consultations
- Project planning and management
- Quality assurance/quality control plans