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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

Category Archives: Our People – ID Team Leader

Simon Pinder – Team Leader

Simon Pinder – Team Leader

Simon is an Approved JNCC ESAS (European Seabirds at Sea) trainer since April 2010 with over 1000 hours of marine mammal surveys for research projects offshore wind farms, tidal and wave arrays. Adding to his ‘old seadog’ tag, beginning in January 2004 he has completed over 8000 hours (over 1000 days) of European Seabird at Sea (ESAS) surveys, the majority (over 7000 hours) following the COWRIE methodology for survey seabirds for twenty-three offshore wind farms, tidal and wave arrays, those planned, proposed, in-construction and constructed. Before becoming an ecological consultant, Simon spent 10 years working in nature conservation, including six summers as a seabird warden/researcher. Four of these on the Irish Sea InterReg Roseate Tern Project. Simon has undertaken East Canadian Seabird at Sea surveys off the east coast of North America and marine mammal surveys in Antarctica. He has been working as part of the HiDef ID team since 2019.

Paul French – Team Leader

Paul French – Team Leader

Paul’s role within HiDef is senior ornithologist, undertaking bird and marine mammal identification, QA and adjudication. He has extensive experience of all marine and wetland species encountered around the north-east Atlantic and the Baltic, and also helps train the ID Team. Paul has identified over 500,000 bird and marine mammal images for HiDef and BioConsult.… Continue Reading

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