Human pressures due to rapid development and over-exploitation of natural resources now pose a great threat to the marine environment. Identification of potential ecological impacts on marine ecosystems and the formulation of strategies to minimize or prevent such impacts require the gathering and synthesis of information across many disciplines.

Baseline and data gathering processes such as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies require highly qualified personnel utilizing progressive and contemporary techniques and sampling approaches for surveying, mapping and monitoring. Results provide essential information that allow decision-makers to better manage and protect coastal resources.

Oceanway Corporation Ltd. (HKOCL) is an environmental / engineering company based in Hong Kong which provides expert marine ecological research, quality training and consultancy services that can be specially tailored to suit your needs:

Baseline studies:

- Impact monitoring

- Sensitive development planning of near shore coastal areas

- Rehabilitation and restoration of coral communities

- Conservation planning and marine resource management

Applications include:

- Baseline marine studies and mapping using broad scale semi-quantitative and quantitative Survey techniques, such as video transect techniques

- Impact monitoring involving the tagging of condition using photographic records

- Mooring buoy and marker buoy deployment planning, installation and maintenance