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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

Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

HiDef are proud to have recently undertaken the marine ornithological impact assessment for both the original consent for the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm, and this subsequent variation. For this variation, HiDef undertook technical modelling and preparation of ornithology technical sections for the overall variation submission report. We are delighted to have played a significant… 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

Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

HiDef are proud to have recently undertaken the marine ornithological impact assessment for both the original consent for the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm, and this subsequent variation. For this variation, HiDef undertook technical modelling and preparation of ornithology technical sections for the overall variation submission report. We are delighted to have played a significant… Continue Reading

Category Archives: Our People – Board

Julie Sibbald – PA / Board Secretary

Julie Sibbald – PA / Board Secretary

Julie has worked for several years as an Executive Assistant within the Aquaculture Sector.  Julie joined HiDef Surveying in March 2022 as Board Secretary/PA and is enjoying the challenge of organising the Directors.  More recently Julie worked at Scottish Salmon Company as a Facilities and Estates Controller arranging various improvement projects for the sites throughout Scotland.

Dr Kelly Macleod – Associate Director (Science)

Dr Kelly Macleod – Associate Director (Science)

Dr Kelly Macleod joined HiDef in May 2021 and is a marine mammal scientist with more than 20 years’ experience.  Kelly provides scientific oversight to all our projects and has direct responsibility for the delivery of technical reports, ensuring analytical approaches are appropriate and quality standards and deadlines are met. Kelly’s previous roles, at JNCC… Continue Reading

Florian Lecorps – Biotope Head of Marine Renewable Energy

Florian Lecorps – Biotope Head of Marine Renewable Energy

Florian is acting as Head of the Marine Renewable Energy Department at Biotope since 2020 and as Non-executive Director at HiDef Aerial Surveying since 2022. As an environmental consultant, Florian has worked other the last 15 years on several fields of expertise : nature reserve and Natura 2000 sites conservation plans, renewable energy (onshore and… Continue Reading

Dr. Georg Nehls – BioConsult SH Managing Director

Dr. Georg Nehls – BioConsult SH Managing Director

Georg is owner of HiDef and BioConsult SH’s Managing Director, bringing over 30 years of marine environmental research expertise to the team. He obtained his PhD studying eider ducks and mussel populations. In 1998, Georg founded BioConsult SH and since then the company has grown to become one of the leading providers of marine environmental… Continue Reading

‎‏‏Martin Scott – Managing Director

‎‏‏Martin Scott – Managing Director

Martin brings his strong ornithology background to the role of Managing Director. With HiDef since 2016, Martin has lead many HiDef projects, liaising with clients to ensure smooth project delivery to budget and time deadlines. Martin has acted as expert witness on windfarm and wider infrastructure projects and worked as an ornithological consultant relating to… Continue Reading

Nicholas Tompkins – Chief Executive Officer

Nicholas Tompkins – Chief Executive Officer

Nick joined HiDef in January this year as Chief Executive and after almost 30 years in the marine and offshore industry.  Across offshore businesses involved in renewables, autonomy, marine survey, seabed intervention, construction support, decommissioning and product installation with roles in engineering, project management, operations, business development and most recently senior corporate management, Nick brings… Continue Reading

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