Monitoring is a crucial aspect to improve the understanding of the natural water environment and related processes. Availability of sufficient high quality data sets is a key element to solve our client’s questions. Therefore, IMDC offers versatile monitoring services and consultancy, assisting clients with any of their water-related monitoring needs.
To evaluate effects of marine works or infrastructure on the hydrodynamic or morphologic system IMDC has an extensive range of instruments available for spatial and temporal mapping of effects associated with sediments, water temperature and salinity. Measurement campaigns could aim for:
The environmental impact by dredging works due to sediment plumes is monitored by IMDC by means specific measurement protocols and specialised measurement equipment (i.e. ADCP and SiltProfiler). This leads to effective mitigation measures and provides tools for environmental follow-up during ongoing dredging activities.