Initial assessments are required prior to development or for planning purposes. This could involve examining the quality of water or working out energy efficiencies possible. We also work with specialists to conduct environmental impact assessment (EIA) pertaining to land or marine sites.  This involves a process of assessing the likely environmental impacts of a proposal and identifying options to minimise environmental damage. Apart from this being a critical element for decision making,  EIA also helps identify key issues and stakeholders in the early stages of a proposal. This presents opportunities for potentially adverse impacts to be addressed before final approval decisions are made.