Down to Business

Moving into 2014, MESL has a busy year ahead. Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd has commissioned MESL to conduct the post-dredge benthic and epibenthic survey and reporting at Licence Areas 202 and 401 in the Anglian Region. We have also been commissioned to prepare a Substantive Review for aggregate extraction Area 481.
MESL has successfully delivered a Five Year Substantive Review of Area 254, known as Cross Sand, reflecting on the second five year dredging period.

A Look Through the Microscope

Laboratory Supervisor, Josh Hatton, has recently published a paper in the Marine Biological Association of the UK’s journal Marine Biodiversity Records.

Aggregates Book Launch

In December, the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) and The Crown Estate, held a seminar and late afternoon reception for the Marine Aggregate Industry Best Practice Launch at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London.
The event was held to celebrate the launch of a major aggregates publication ‘Aggregate Dredging and the Marine Environment: an overview of recent research and current industry practice’, which culminates from nine years’ of research under the Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF).

MESL at Westminster

Daniel Brutto attended a Parliamentary and Scientific Committee event at Westminster on December 10th, giving a presentation on the impacts of deep sea mining projects on the marine environment to an audience of MPs, peers and other interested parties. The opportunity to speak within this prestigious forum allowed MESL to further develop their interests and network of contacts in this space, whilst also allowing us to contribute to the development of knowledge of this topic within the UK.

A New Wave: Art and Conservation Science

Fine Artist, Alice White, visited MESL to take a look at marine life under the microscope. Her blog entitled  ‘A New Wave: Art and Conservation Science’ shows some fascinating close up images of marine animals and provides some insightful information on the functions of different organism features. Click here to visit her blog


MESL attend Subsea Expo 2014

MESL are being supported by UKTI to attend and exhibit within the New to Exporting zone at Subsea Expo 2014. Subsea Expo is Europe’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference and will run from the 5th to 7th Februray 2014. MESL is one of just a small number of companies selected by UKTI for an award under their New to Exporting Award and are proud that we will be one of this year's 170 exhibitors!

MESL are included in the Consultant & Contractor File

MESL are pleased to announce their inclusion in the Consultant & Contractor File for the forthcoming period.

The edition is now available on line - click here to view


Fundraising Fun

Since the last newsletter, the team at MESL have been busy getting involved in an assortment of charitable fund-raising activities:

MESL out and about

In July, Daniel Brutto and Dr Lindsay Jane Seiderer presented a paper at the Deep Sea Mining Summit in London.

New Arrivals

MESL are delighted to announce a number of  new additions to our growing team.
Firstly, Antony Lockyer joined the MESL team in August as an Assistant Marine Consultant. Antony will assist in the delivery of a number of intertidal and subtidal projects.
In September, we will be welcoming Aimee Colcombe back to our laboratory team, where she will help us to work through our ever growing analytical workload.

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