Prior to any oceanography campaign, we systematically assess the impact that our activities may have on the environment, set out in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This document, drafted for each individual project, identifies any potential sources of impact and assesses the project’s carbon footprint, with a view to reducing our potential environmental impact as far as possible.
All oceanography expeditions have an impact, however minimal, on the environment. Our aim is to plan and carry out operations to ensure that that impact is as low as possible.
Data acquired during each project will be used to gain a deeper understanding of these environments and thereby improve our impact assessments.