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HiDef & BioConsult SH
The UK’s market leader in high-resolution digital aerial offshore wildlife surveys.
The UK’s market leader in high-resolution digital aerial offshore wildlife surveys.
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HiDef & BioConsult SH
The UK’s market leader in high-resolution digital aerial offshore wildlife surveys.
The UK’s market leader in high-resolution digital aerial offshore wildlife surveys.

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All Energy Glasgow 2024

All Energy Glasgow 2024

HiDef attended the All Energy conference this week. It’s been great chatting with so many of you, discussing future projects and our services. We hope to see you all again next year!   Continue Reading

HiDef attend Wind Energy conference in Dublin

HiDef attend Wind Energy conference in Dublin

HiDef’s Principal Consultants Catriona Gall and Caroline Carter are looking forward to attending the Wind Energy Ireland, Offshore Wind 2024 Conference in Dublin this week. If you are looking for ornithology and/or marine mammal environmental services, please do get in touch!         Continue Reading

HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef have been busy at the European Cetacean Society conference this week 10th-12th April. Jaz Harker talked about the winter distributions of common dolphin in the Irish and Celtic Seas and implications for assessment of anthropogenic impacts. A poster by Ruth Peters-Grundy assesses diving information for cetaceans with a view to correcting abundance estimates for… Continue Reading

All Energy Glasgow 2024

All Energy Glasgow 2024

HiDef attended the All Energy conference this week. It’s been great chatting with so many of you, discussing future projects and our services. We hope to see you all again next year!   Continue Reading

HiDef attend Wind Energy conference in Dublin

HiDef attend Wind Energy conference in Dublin

HiDef’s Principal Consultants Catriona Gall and Caroline Carter are looking forward to attending the Wind Energy Ireland, Offshore Wind 2024 Conference in Dublin this week. If you are looking for ornithology and/or marine mammal environmental services, please do get in touch!         Continue Reading

HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef have been busy at the European Cetacean Society conference this week 10th-12th April. Jaz Harker talked about the winter distributions of common dolphin in the Irish and Celtic Seas and implications for assessment of anthropogenic impacts. A poster by Ruth Peters-Grundy assesses diving information for cetaceans with a view to correcting abundance estimates for… Continue Reading

Welcome,

HiDef, part of the BioConsult SH family, are innovative, solutions-driven, aerial survey and environmental consultancy providers. HiDef are the UK’s market leader in high-resolution digital aerial offshore wildlife surveys.

HiDef was founded in 2007 and we successfully delivered our first commercial survey in 2009. HiDef became part of the BioConsult SH family of companies in 2016. BioConsult SH are a company based in Germany that has been working in environmental consultancy since 1998. By joining the BioConsult SH family, we are part of a large, multi-disciplinary consultancy of Europe’s leading environmental scientists, marine mammal biologists and ornithologists. We specialise in environmental consultancy, conducting environmental assessment and ecological research, by onshore and offshore aerial survey, to evaluate the impact of a project across the terrestrial, coastal and marine environments. We then use the ecological statistics generated to provide companies with a solution-based report.

The work we do here at HiDef is to an industry leading standard. Many of today’s bird survey and analyses guidelines and methods are derived from work undertaken by HiDef staff.

Our team and expertise have grown considerably since 2007. This includes staff members not only at our base in Cumbria, but all over the country. This level of expertise allows us to provide environmental consultancy nationwide and overseas, supplying high quality data reports to companies, balancing the demands of sustainable development, such as wind farms, with consideration and conservation of the natural environment, both on land and at sea.

Over the years we have worked with many companies who have (like us) considered the impact of their work on our environment. We’re proud to have received fantastic feedback from our customers and know this, alongside our accreditation, will give other companies confidence in the high standard of work we do. You can read our feedback here.

We are accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001, have achieved CyberEssential Plus certification and are also Achilles UVDB Verify accredited (Category C).

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ADDRESS:

The Observatory,

Dobies Business Park,

Lillyhall, Workington,

Cumbria, CA14 4HX

Tel: 01946 814463

Registered in England and Wales No. 5587044

Registered Office: The Observatory, Dobies Business Park, Lillyhall, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4HX

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