Our oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface and contain vital ecosystems that support biodiversity and fisheries systems. However, coastal areas often combine high population density with significant economic activity. Since our inception, fisheries and aquatic ecology have been at the core of our environmental services and we’ve been monitoring the coast of British Columbia for over 40 years. Hatfield’s portfolio of expertise and services supports government, industry, non-governmental organizations, and communities in pursuit of sustainable marine and coastal development projects.
Hatfield is at the forefront of marine science, with expertise in the key issues that face the marine environment and can hamstring project development, including underwater noise, habitat enhancement and restoration, green shores, ecosystem health, the effects of climate change, and the application of emerging technologies. We collaborate across Hatfield and with academia, Indigenous nations and other groups to provide complete solutions to complex environmental issues.
Our experience includes environmental assessments, permitting, habitat offsetting, and monitoring of both construction and operations. Our international offices also include marine scientists who are leading research and assessments to manage and protect fragile marine ecosystems while allowing infrastructure and fisheries to develop.
Hatfield combines leading biological assessment, data collection and analysis with a deep knowledge of marine infrastructure and regulation. Hatfield’s collaborative approach towards our environmental services ensures the best talent is available to deliver your marine or coastal project. Taking a science-first, multi-disciplinary approach, our teams apply best-of-class solutions to marine and coastal environmental challenges. Our specialists work in partnership with Indigenous groups and local stakeholders to promote conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal resources for the benefit of coastal communities and the wider economy.