Ecological services

Center (CES) provides services in the development of science-based, environmentally friendly solutions for construction projects in the land and water of the coastal strip. The principle of minimizing the negative impacts is the basis of designing and calculations of nature protection sections of the projects for preserve marine biological resources and their habitats. All efforts are directed on rational use of natural resources and on the realistic forecast of consequences of building and operation of hydrotechnical objects and technologies which can affect environment.

The goals, primarily, are reached by performance of engineering-ecological researches on a site of prospective hydraulic constructions. The conditions of coastal ecosystems are analyzed on the basis of the data collection and measurements of hydrological and hydrobiological parameters on concrete site. The final report of the engineering-ecological researches presents the materials of hydrometeorological conditions, measurements of hydrological and hydrochemical parameters, of sanitary-hygienic quality coastal waters and sewage, of state of hydrobionts and communities, of levels of pollution and anthropogenous loading. All results are analyzed with use of the methods of descriptive and multivariate statistics during laboratory work. The Engineering-ecological researches on sites of prospective construction and wildlife management are the basis for the development of project documentation for the following environmental topics:

“Environmental impact assessment” (EIA),

“Environmental protection”,

“Biological resource damage assessment” (Natural Resource Damage Assessment-NRDA),

“Ways to reduce anthropogenic load” (WRAL),

“Maximum permissible discharge” (MPD)

“The ecological monitoring”

The Centre has many years of experience in projects of construction of shore facilities,  of hydrotechnical facilities of different level complexity, of  piling and strengthening beaches, of dredging of harbour areas,of the development of underwater quarries, of dumping of bottom ground, of laying of submarine pipelines for water intake and water discharge, of the use of desalination plants. The ecological monitoring of coastal ecosystems is carried out for the purpose of an estimation of real influence on environment with the subsequent correction of size of a damage to natural resources during building of hydrotechnical objects and their maintenance. All works of the Center (CES) is based on the standards ISO 14000 – the management system for environmental protection.