Consultancy & Data Processing
FjordStrong provides a full-service marine consultancy, prioritising zero-impact, sustainable approaches, and future-focused optimisation. Our versatile team include expertise from data management and ecological modelling to stakeholder engagement and intuitive data visualisation. With a proven track record, we deliver results that align with our core values to bridge the gap between industry and conservation interests, ensuring effective management, sustainable practices and blue growth.
Transforming complex multi-dimensional environmental data into easily understandable visuals is a key aspect of effective communication and stakeholder involvement. Our expert team crafts visual narratives that simplify complex information, making it accessible to diverse audiences. With FjordStrong, you can be confident that your environmental data will be presented with clarity and impact, enhancing your ability to convey important insights and drive positive change.
Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping is a powerful tool for visualising and analysing spatial data in marine environments. Our expert team leverages our experience, technical expertise, and domain knowledge to create customised maps tailored to your specific needs, facilitating a deeper understanding of spatial relationships and supporting informed environmental management strategies. Get in touch to see how FjordStrong can combine biodiversity data and geospatial information to provide precise GIS mapping solutions that elevate the effectiveness of your marine projects.
In addition to generating our own data through zero-impact methods, FjordStrong extends our technical expertise and domain knowledge to provide comprehensive assessments of third-party datasets. Our team employs advanced analytical techniques to distil complex data into clear, actionable reports that uncover valuable patterns, trends, and insights. Get in touch to see how we can help your project navigate the challenges with biodiversity data to make informed decisions that contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of marine ecosystems.
Reliable data is the cornerstone of effective environmental assessments and decision making. FjordStrong specialises in Data Quality Assurance and Cleaning, employing rigorous processes to ensure the accuracy and integrity of your environmental data. Leveraging cutting-edge methods, including machine learning, we address data concerns such as missing values and hidden biases, ensuring datasets are balanced and suitable for the questions at hand. Get in touch to see how our expert team can help you achieve high-quality, trustworthy information for informed decision-making.
Building strong relationships with stakeholders is essential for successful environmental projects. FjordStrong understands the significance of Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach, offering tailored strategies to find and connect with diverse stakeholders, from local communities to regulatory bodies. Our team fosters collaboration, ensuring that projects align with community values and regulatory expectations. At FjordStrong, we have a track record of setting up working groups and a strong network of stakeholders, fostering lasting relationships that contribute to the success of environmental initiatives.
Selecting the right site for marine projects is a critical step in minimising environmental impact. FjordStrong offers horough assessments to identify locations that balance project needs with ecological sensitivity. Our expert team employs zero-impact methodologies, ensuring that chosen sites align with regulatory requirements and contribute positively to marine environments. Beyond traditional assessments, we offer cost-effective tools for mapping areas in terms of bathymetry, substrate, and associated biodiversity. This versatility is relevant for the placement of wind farms, MPAs, cable corridors, dredging, and habitat restoration efforts, providing a comprehensive understanding of site suitability factors.
Mapping the distribution of marine species is fundamental to informed decision-making in conservation and management strategies. FjordStrong offers Species Distribution Modelling, utilising advanced techniques with specific attention to Bayesian and integrative approaches to analyse ecological factors and predict the presence of a species. Our team delivers accurate predictions, guiding effective conservation measures and supporting the sustainable use of marine resources.
Understanding the intricate relationship between marine habitats and species at all life stages is crucial for effective conservation and management. FjordStrong specialises in Habitat Suitability Modelling, employing sophisticated methodologies with specific attention to Bayesian and integrative approaches to analyse environmental variables and predict optimal habitats for various species. Our expertise ensures precise assessments, allowing for informed decision-making in habitat conservation and restoration efforts.
FjordStrong’s experienced team excels in delivering comprehensive solutions that harmonise the interests of both industry and conservation for effective Fisheries Management. Proficient in analysing fisheries data, conducting stock assessments, and advising on resource management, our team focuses on collaborative solutions. FjordStrong offers zero-impact tools that not only complement current methods but also aim to replace more destructive approaches, thereby enhancing the sustainability of fisheries.
FjordStrong is deeply committed to Elasmobranch Conservation, employing advanced techniques to study and safeguard these vital components of the oceanic web. Drawing on the expertise of the QUB Marine Lab, Regional Flapper Skate Working Group and Elasmobranch Strategy Group, our team comprises specialists in elasmobranch fisheries interactions, bycatch reduction and monitoring, distribution modelling, and acoustic tagging and biotelemetry. Our commitment extends beyond assessment to proactive strategies, ensuring sustainable practices that protect elasmobranch populations and enhance our understanding of these sentinel species and their crucial role in our oceans.