Powerful technologies are now available for creating baselines and monitoring of ocean biodiversity

Biodiversity and baseline monitoring are brought into the 21st Century with DNA-based methods, fit for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. We can now achieve large-scale surveys and work towards assessing restoration efforts and tracking our impact on the natural world.
We are working with offshore energy companies to see the value of integrating DNA based monitoring into both regulated monitoring and innovation towards a Net Positive Impact strategy.

 

Getting started with a complete biodiversity audit has never been simpler.

Unlock biodiversity data with NatureMetrics’ eDNA kits. Our kits are easy-to-use, validated and contain all you need to start sampling right away.

You will benefit from complete eDNA analysis, combined with our expert interpretation of the biodiversity present and advice on any mitigation that is required.

NatureMetrics translates your samples into an easy-to-read report that empowers you to make the best decisions for your project. 

A decisive role in any projects’ success is proactive biodiversity management, allowing for the avoidance of costly redesigns and project delays, meeting stakeholder expectations, and maintaining operative licenses. The offshore environment is probably the world’s most inaccessible and remote place for environmental monitoring, and often presents risks in capturing biodiversity data in the field. 

Understand Your Environmental Impact; because that which is measured can be improved.

You can leverage the power and pace of environmental DNA surveys to perform non-invasive, complete biodiversity audits. Reducing risk to both the species present and to those conducting the sampling efforts.

We combine our custom-designed DNA services with surveying tools that we’ve developed to improve your monitoring experience, including a NatureMetrics FieldMate App and an online portal for tracking your samples. We combine our services with extensive and multi-disciplinary expertise to deliver DNA-based monitoring that meets your project needs.

Analysing Environmental Impacts

Access the technologies that will enable you to detect, monitor and manage marine biodiversity with NatureMetrics’ eDNA and sediment sampling kits. Our kits are optimised for use by non-experts so reduce the need for specialists in the field, and come with a range of different options depending on the survey of interest. Our services are highly validated across user groups and sectors, and contain everything you need to start sampling right away.

Should your surveys identify the presence of species protected by UK, European or international laws, such as marine mammals, we can work with you to interpret your data and make the most of your results for further reporting and decision-making.

Samples you can send to our labs for analysis:

Soil and Sediment

Water

    You will benefit from complete eDNA analysis, combined with our expert interpretation of the biodiversity present and advice on any mitigation that is required. 

    NatureMetrics translates your samples into an easy-to-read report that empowers you to make the best decisions for environmentally sustainable planning and construction.

    Interested in finding out more?

    NatureMetrics: Behind the Science

    Collaboration is key to unlocking effective environmental management.
    Our own Dr Kat Bruce is leading the drafting of a European Standard for water sampling for eDNA analysis and managing the development of a working group on field and lab samples in the EU COST Action Project, DNAqua-net.

    Planning for Environmental Monitoring and Management

    We can support you in designing an environmental management plan that fits the timelines and requirements of your long-term project, and that can adapt over time in line with new data and developments in the project lifecycle.

    As well as supplying your eDNA kits and analysis for long-term monitoring, you can leverage our expertise in the areas of:

     

    • Environmental Project Tender Support
    • Training

    You can access the expertise of our scientists and advisors to assess and develop the considerations made to biodiversity in your bid strategy and plan.

    We can help you define the measures you will take in safeguarding and growing biodiversity using eDNA tools that are at the height of innovation.

    We have delivered successful training programs all over the globe. We will work with you to understand your needs and assess the unique challenges you may face.

    Your custom training solution will deliver business teams and groups the essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions on managing risks to biodiversity and help implement effective strategies, aligned with best biodiversity management practice.