Posts in Category: Data analysis

Common cord-grass Spartina anglica and its management in estuarine Natura 2000 sites

Client: Natural England

Spartina anglica in Natura 2000 sites

exeGesIS were contracted to undertake a review of Spartina anglica in England’s Natura 2000 Sites. This covered its impacts on designated features, effects on accretion and erosion, distribution and extent, and a review of control techniques. A protocol was developed to monitor S. anglica and help identify any negative impact.

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Understanding the impact of invasive non-native species on protected sites

Client: Natural England

Invasive non-native species on protected sitesexeGesIS were contracted to investigate the distribution of non-native species on protected sites in England, to help develop a programme of work to tackle Invasive Non-Native Species. Large scale data analysis was used to determine which protected site each species occurred within. We also reviewed data flow within Natural England.

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Volumetric analysis using a mini-plane DSM

Client: Natural Resources Wales

Volumetric analysis using a mini-plane DSMexeGesIS undertook an aerial survey of a site and orthorectified and mosaicked the imagery to create a single image. We also generate a digital surface model, which was compared against lidar data to give the change in height. We then determined the volume of additional material within patches identified from the aerial photography.

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Definition and mapping of open mosaic habitats on previously developed land: phase 2 testing methods and developing the habitat inventory

Client: Defra

The hoverfly Xylota sylvarumWe identified the key features and enhanced knowledge of the distribution of UK BAP Open Mosaic Habitats on Previously Developed Land. This involved the development of a survey methodology and a survey of 98 sites to identify OMH habitat, including a survey of invertebrates on 50 - the largest single survey of its kind in the UK.

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Wales Coast Path Condition Survey 2012

Client: Natural Resources Wales / Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru

Wales Coast Path LogoexeGesIS and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) undertook a 1,200 km survey of the Wales Coast Path prior to its opening. This was used to establish a baseline for the condition of the path and provide a resource for those responsible for its management. exeGesIS worked with NRW to establish the methodology for the survey.

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Mobilisation of species distribution and population data to support UK Habitats Directive (Article 17) reporting

Client: Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Mobilisation of Habitats Directive species data

exeGesIS investigated and mobilised the available data on 120 species covered by the Habitats Directive. These data were sought from third-party data holders, determining the data that exists and then working towards mobilising it on the NBN Gateway so that it could be used during preparation of the third Article 17 report.

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