MarineSpace staff are your staff, and pride themselves on working hard to achieve your project goals.

First and foremost, we seek to understand our clients’ needs and provide expertise and services so that their goals are realised.  Our staff members are highly experienced marine scientists and development consultants with a wealth of experience of marine development, from planning, assessment, operations and regulatory perspectives.

Stuart Lowe, Director

Stuart LoweFollowing his early academic training and post-grad research, for the past 18 years Stuart has worked offshore for geophysical survey companies, and onshore for marine developers and environmental consultancies.  His wide range of experience and specific technical skills provide him with a detailed understanding of the numerous factors that can have a bearing on development planning and management of marine projects.  Stuart provides input to EIA studies, manages large scale marine monitoring programmes and has a general project director remit.  After finally accepting that he is now too old to go climbing, Stuart has recently re-discovered cycling.

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 Jonny Lewis, Director

10-IMG_0773_3_0Jonny has a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and a MSc in Applied Hydrobiology, both from the University of Wales.  He has over 15 years professional experience as a Marine Environmental Consultant, specialising in EIA and consenting for offshore sectors including marine aggregates, ports and harbours, oil and gas and offshore renewables.  Jonny has particular expertise and experience of the offshore renewables sector and previously held the position of Offshore Renewable Manager at RPS Energy.  Jonny has provided support to numerous Round 1, 2 and 3 offshore wind farm projects in UK waters and is currently acting as lead environmental and consents advisor to Tidal Energy Limited, who are deploying a tidal energy device off Pembrokeshire in Summer 2014.

Away from work, Jonny is a big sports fan, electronic music afficionado, licensed net fishermen, keen runner and one-man Pembrokeshire Tourist Board adviser.

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Dafydd Lloyd Jones, Director

Dafydd Lloyd JonesDaf attained his PhD on Temporal Controls on Estuarine Sediment Transport from Nottingham Trent University, in 2002.  Daf’s academic qualifications combined with his extensive professional experience working in industry, academic institutions and market leading marine environmental consultancies, allow him to provide clients with technically robust, detailed and pragmatic guidance.  Specialising in interpretation and reporting of sedimentological and geological data; environmental impact assessment; and cumulative/in-combination impacts, much of Daf’s work provides the foundation to the multifaceted studies the company undertakes. Daf is a keen cyclist and is currently contemplating buying bicycle n+1.

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Rob Langman, Director

Rob LangmanRob graduated from the University of Southampton with an MSc in Environmental Coastal Engineering in 2003 which built on his undergraduate degree in Geology.  His degrees have allowed him to develop an intricate understanding of the marine environment and development within it.  Following graduation he spent 7 years working at Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd, allowing him to develop an in-depth knowledge of marine resource management.  At MarineSpace Rob performs a wide range of functions whilst offering clients technical assistance in respect of geophysical survey design, data processing and interpretation, completion of EIA and compliance reporting.  Away from work, Rob has finally finished building his family home in Hampshire and enjoys spending time with his family there.

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Ian Reach, Principal Marine Ecologist

Ian ReachIan is one of the UKs leading authorities on marine development in the context of nature conservation.  He has worked for more than 17 years in the field of marine nature conservation including wardening, surveying, monitoring and management advice.  This has included stints in exile on Lundy Island, extensive periods spent in the inter-tidal zone on his hands and knees and most recently as a senior marine ecologist for Natural England.  Ian brings a wealth of experience of the legislative drivers that influence planning and development in the marine environment, along with a pragmatic approach to balancing the sensitivities of the marine environment with socio-economic need.  When he isn’t working he can sometimes be found immersed in sci-fi literature and on prop-building fora.

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Gareth Johnson, Principal Environmental Scientist

gareth_websiteGareth is an experienced marine ecologist with a diverse background in academia, industry, and as a senior Government adviser. He attained his PhD from Bangor University on Facilitation and Biodiversity in the Marine Benthos in 2010, which built on his Applied Marine Science MSc. He is principally interested in effects of pressures on marine systems, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, survey design and applied statistics, and marine policy.  Gareth previously worked as a senior scientific adviser and project manager at JNCC where he led on marine survey design, mapping of marine pressures, sensitivity assessments of marine receptors, and levels of evidence required for decision‑making. During this time, he developed an excellent understanding of the EC Habitats Directive, the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive, and the UK Marine and Coastal Access Act and Marine (Scotland) Act.  At MarineSpace, Gareth is a project manager who leads on biodiversity and conservation research and provides clients with technical support in respect of environmental survey design, sample processing and data analysis, and compliance reporting.

When Gareth isn’t working or renovating his house, he is an enthusiastic distance runner and cyclist.

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Ed Salter, Principal Marine Archaeologist

Ed SalterEd is a marine archaeologist with a broad range of terrestrial and marine archaeological experience and training. Ed graduated from University College London with a Masters’ degree in 2006, and soon after joined Kent County Council to work in their Heritage Conservation team. During this time Ed gained key experience in a wide variety of areas including heritage data management, terrestrial development management, outreach activities and project management. In 2009 the opportunity arose to join English Heritage as a Maritime Archaeologist providing specialist, technical advice and guidance to marine developers and government regulators. Through this position Ed worked closely with the marine aggregates sector, as well as a variety of other marine developers and stakeholders. These experiences have given Ed unique insight into archaeological and regulatory requirements for marine development and consenting of EIA, as well as particular specialist knowledge in marine archaeology of all periods. Ed is therefore well placed to provide a wide variety of specialist heritage services and advice to our clients.

Away from the office, Ed can be found spending time with his wife and son, hitting the road on his bike, or playing tennis and golf.

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Iain Warner, Marine Consultant

Iain WarnerSince graduating from Bournemouth University with an MSc in Coastal Zone Management, Iain has worked with one of the UKs leading marine aggregate producers and also in the marine team of Hampshire County Council.  His work for MarineSpace includes providing GIS services and input to EIA studies.  Whilst technically adept in a number of areas, Iain has a very broad understanding of a range of marine industries which provides him with the ability to produce properly informed and well balanced reports.  Iain ran the New York marathon in 2011 and amazingly his enthusiasm for exercise seems undiminished.

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Claire Griffiths, Marine Consultant

Claire GriffithsClaire graduated from the University of Plymouth with an MSc in Applied Marine Science in 2009 which allowed her to focus skills gained in her undergraduate degree in Physical Geography to the marine environment. Following graduation Claire worked as an Oceanographic Surveyor for Titan Environmental Surveys where she developed a background in fieldwork, data processing and technical reporting. At MarineSpace Claire assists with the completion of EIA and monitoring programmes as well as offering technical knowledge of physical processes and water quality. Outside of work Claire tries to get to the beach as often as possible and enjoys sailing when the sun shines.

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Laura Humphries, Marine Consultant

Laura HumphriesLaura joined MarineSpace in 2013 having developed a significant portfolio of skills developing and populating GIS databases and applications. She has worked at the British Oceanographic Data Centre and Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd in the past where her skills have been honed and developed. Laura trained at the University of Liverpool where she studied Oceans, Climate and Physical Geography before going on to study Environmental Pollution Control at the University of Southampton. Laura provides data analysis, charting and figure production for many of MarineSpace’s diverse projects, as well as providing clients with a outsourcing option for the development and population of their databases. Outside of work, Laura is often found racing rubber ducks, working on craft projects or cycling.

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Rachel Crabtree, Ecological Consultant

Rachel CrabtreeRachel graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2008 with a degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology and from Plymouth University in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Marine Biology. In between studying for her degrees, Rachel has worked as an Education Officer in marine environmental education programmes in both the UK and the USA. She has also volunteered as a Research Assistant on a sea turtle conservation project in Costa Rica. Rachel has joined MarineSpace Ltd as a Consultant Marine Ecologist and will be working on Environmental Statements and EIAs. During her spare time Rachel can often be found playing her guitar.

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Frances Burrows – Marine Ecologist

2016_f_burrows2Frances joined MarineSpace in 2016 from Eastern IFCA, where she gained valuable experience of habitat regulation assessment, environmental permitting/licensing, marine conservation, stakeholder engagement and inshore fisheries regulation. She also has experience in marine licensing and planning from the MMO, has analysed and undertaken classification of benthic faunal samples in addition to conducting a range of environmental survey work in the UK and overseas.

Her work experience together with academic training in MSc International Marine Environmental Consultancy, means that Frances can provide input to a range of MarineSpace projects, including; EIA, HRA, MCZ assessment, survey design, video analysis for Annex I habitat, and seabed habitat mapping.

Outside of work, Frances enjoys hiking and scuba diving in the UK and world-wide.

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Bev Forrow, Office Administrator

Bev joins MarineSpace from Fugro EMUBevwebphoto_small_2 where she was employed as Project Delivery Manager to the Consultancy Department. Her role involved working with Project Managers in the delivery of outputs, developing systems to support their work, and scheduling and completing editorial review of all deliverables to ensure consistently high standards were maintained. Bev is a BSi trained ISO 9001 internal auditor. She has an MSc. from Southampton University.

At MarineSpace Bev will be administering systems and managing finance and QC activities.

Away from work Bev enjoys cycling, the cinema and travel.

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