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The UK’s market leader in high-resolution digital aerial offshore wildlife surveys.
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HiDef count Puffin’s in Shetland

HiDef count Puffin’s in Shetland

This month the HiDef team were up in Shetland doing fieldwork! Over four days the team undertook puffin counts at multiple Special Protection Area (SPA) colonies in Shetland to gain up-to-date colony counts, contribute towards the Seabird Monitoring Programme (SMP) and improve quantification of potential impacts from offshore developments. Increased monitoring is particularly important in… 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 count Puffin’s in Shetland

HiDef count Puffin’s in Shetland

This month the HiDef team were up in Shetland doing fieldwork! Over four days the team undertook puffin counts at multiple Special Protection Area (SPA) colonies in Shetland to gain up-to-date colony counts, contribute towards the Seabird Monitoring Programme (SMP) and improve quantification of potential impacts from offshore developments. Increased monitoring is particularly important in… 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

Category Archives: Our People – Project Delivery

Gary Close – Project Manager

Gary Close – Project Manager

Gary joined HiDef in January 2023 as a Project Manager and will be working with the projects team on management of aerial surveys. He will also be working closely with the Operations and Consultancy teams.

He comes from a predominately finance based background, working on large scale regulatory projects as well as having project experience from working within the nuclear industry.

Additionally, he has experience of software implementation as well as risk and controls and has strong I.T. and administration experience.

Ben Cockshull – Project Manager

Ben Cockshull – Project Manager

Ben joined HiDef in February 2023 as a Project Manager. He brings with him a broad scientific understanding, having completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (with study abroad) at the University of Exeter including marine biology, microbial ecology and operations management. Prior to his role at HiDef, Ben worked as a Scientific Consultant at… Continue Reading

Anna Macklin – Project Manager

Anna Macklin – Project Manager

Anna joined HiDef in June 2022 as a Project Manager.  She has a passion for the marine environment with a background in marine biology and ecology, having completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter in 2018.  Her research involved mapping fish lifecycle biogeography amongst seagrass, mangroves and coral reefs. Anna… Continue Reading

David Thain – Project Manager

David Thain – Project Manager

David is responsible for the planning and oversight of a variety of projects. Ensuring all parties are kept up to date and aware of the requirements needed from them. He works closely with the operations team to observe that deliverables are met on time and to scope, whilst administering change controls that effect’s the project… Continue Reading

Catherine Irwin – Head of Projects

Catherine Irwin – Head of Projects

Catherine has a background in geography and spatial analysis, having completed an undergraduate degree in geography at the University of Glasgow in 2013. Catherine is our lead project manager, she is responsible for the delivery of a number of HiDef’s high-profile projects, including those for the renewable and conservation sectors. Since joining HiDef in the… Continue Reading

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