During the hundreds of hours they spent surveying watercourses throughout the UK every year APEM’s field scientists have become accustomed to seeing the litter that blights our countryside and coasts.
Twenty-eight migratory trout have so far been caught on camera as they scale the fish pass at Llyn Cwellyn dam in North Wales, as a part of a project to assess fish pass performance.
WestBridge Capital has backed the management buyout of APEM Limited, Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy specialising in the aquatic environment and remote sensing.
APEM has announced record revenue for 2018, passing the £10 million mark for the first time in the company’s 32 year history.
EDF Renewables UK has received consent from the Scottish government for an improved design for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm.
Ever wonder what happens to the eight million Christmas trees bought in the UK every year?
A ground-breaking new system for mapping natural capital in marine and coastal environments is being developed by APEM and Viridian Logic for Natural England.
For the ninth year running APEM’s specialist phytoplankton laboratory has passed its annual audit by independent assessor UKAS.
It has been a busy year for APEM associate consultant, Dr Les Ruse, who has contributed to two recently published papers.
Innovative research into how kittiwakes and auks behave in and around offshore wind farms has been shortlisted for a Scottish Green Energy Award, run by Scottish Renewables.
Detailed monthly surveys of offshore wildlife in the proposed Empire Wind offshore wind farm area off the coast of New York state have passed the half-way point.
Fisheries experts predict that the number of salmon in a Scottish fishery could increase by as much as 1,500 per year after water started flowing regularly in the River Garry for the first time in 60 years, following a landmark project supported by APEM.
Earlier this month, a massive, floating ‘plastic scooper’ left port in California for trials in the North Pacific Gyre, otherwise known as the Great Pacific garbage patch.
APEM’s digital aerial surveys have finished gathering detailed data on marine wildlife for a major wind farm off the coast of Scotland.
Nicola Teague, divisional director and head of fisheries, looks back at her career at APEM and how much of an impact her first ever project has had on her and the company.
APEM has completed offshore wildlife surveys for the proposed East Anglia ONE North and TWO wind farms, photographing a combined area of over 1,000 square kilometres.
For APEM’s water quality scientists the crack of the starter’s pistol at the European Championships in Glasgow tomorrow will signal not a start but an end to their hard work.
Hi-tech seabird and marine mammal surveys have been completed for offshore wind farm developer Vattenfall off the coast of Norfolk by digital aerial survey specialists, APEM.
A newly identified species of marine worm has been named after the director of APEM’s laboratories, David Hall, making him the second of the company’s taxonomists to be honoured with having a species named after him.
Europe’s most northerly chalk stream is being brought back to life as the centrepiece of a new town-centre park in Bridlington, Yorkshire, supported by APEM.
APEM has begun high-resolution aerial wildlife surveys at Orsted’s Race Bank offshore wind farm, which officially opened earlier this month.
A study carried out by APEM has been named data project of the year in the Water Industry Achievement Awards 2018.
Two APEM staff are celebrating career milestones after successfully gaining chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management.
APEM’s range of river restoration and hydrology services has been expanded and strengthened with the addition of three recent recruits who bring additional skills, experience and capacity.
The world’s largest and most detailed digital aerial survey of offshore marine and bird life has reached the halfway milestone, having already captured more than two million ultra-high resolution images.
After 32 years at the helm, APEM’s founder and managing director, Dr Keith Hendry, is stepping back from the day-to-day running of the company to take on a more strategic role as company chairman.
Strong growth at APEM saw turnover reach a record high of £9.53 million in 2017, the company has announced.
Can you tell the difference between the plastic microbead and the fish eggs in this picture?
APEM specialise in high quality digital aerial surveys for the water and offshore renewables industries.
As part of Invasive Species Week, we’re retelling the story of how Scottish Water cleared invasive signal crayfish from an entire reservoir, with help from APEM.
To mark the start of Invasive Species Week today, we’re traveling back six years to when APEM scientist Grant Ridley first confirmed that the so-called demon shrimp had arrived in the UK.
Changing the system of farming subsidies would help us to break the cycle of pollution and treatment that affects our rivers and waterways, says APEM's founder, Dr Keith Hendry.
With the recent public outcry over plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways, it’s good to know that APEM has been doing its bit for decades.
Remote sensing scientist, Mark Jowett, discusses his 15-years at APEM and how his fascination with maps has shaped his career.
An innovative new technique for measuring the height of birds in flight, developed by scientists at APEM, is set to ease concerns about the potential dangers of wind turbines for birds and lead to improved outcomes for developers of offshore wind farms.
Research recently released by scientists at APEM suggests that four times fewer Northern gannets collide with wind turbines than previously thought, in research gathered during aerial surveys using a world leading survey camera.
A scientist from APEM has identified a species of Mediterranean grass in a new location near Bristol while working on a river restoration project for Network Rail.
For the second year in a row one of APEM’s survey images has been selected for the prestigious Hexagon Geosystems calendar, which showcases superb images from around the world captured with cameras from renowned manufacturer, Leica.
The manager of our marine laboratory in Hertfordshire, Nic Pennisi, tells us why he's enjoying his job so much.
APEM associate director, Nicola Teague (second from left in picture), has been reappointed as chair of the Wales branch of the Institute of Fisheries Management.
Staff at our freshwater, phytoplankton and marine laboratories around the UK analysed over 3,500 samples in 2017, covering all aquatic habitats from mountain streams, canals and rivers, to open ocean and deep sea habitats in both UK waters and overseas.
For the last five years APEM has been carrying out annual aerial surveys on a tiny Hawaiian island for researchers at the US Navy.
Our field team is the largest of its kind in Europe and this year our field scientists again travelled tens of thousands of miles working on 228 projects in every corner of the UK, from the south coast to the highlands of Scotland.
After three decades as the UK’s leading aquatic science consultancy this year we passed a major milestone, working for all 11 water and wastewater companies in England, Scotland and Wales.
Five members of staff from APEM's aviation division recently headed to the local swimming pool armed with survival suits, life jackets and a six-person life raft.
The Mersey Gateway Bridge is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK outside London and its recent opening brought back proud memories for staff at APEM.
Scientists are looking forward to an unprecedented insight into offshore wildlife as advanced aerial surveys capture almost a million highly detailed photographs of a huge area off the coast of North and South Carolina.
Pete tells us about his 15 year career at APEM and how he rose to become an associate director and the head of our field teams, the largest of their kind in the UK.
Thousands of high resolution aerial images of the onshore cable route for Orsted's (formerly DONG Energy) proposed Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm development – the largest in the world – have been captured by APEM.
APEM is celebrating after winning an award for our rapid growth in overseas business over the past five years.
APEM has achieved a perfect 100 per cent on its annual audit for the Achilles procurement qualification, beating even last year’s very high score.
One of APEM’s most experienced field scientists, Joe Allaby, has reached the west coast of America as he enjoys a six-month long sabbatical from work.
New research published in the journal River Research and Applications will help scientists to recommend more effective ways to mitigate the impacts of water abstraction and fine sediments on wildlife in rivers and streams, say researchers led by APEM.
Scientists from APEM’s field team arriving in Scotland to carry out a fish survey recently represented a distinctly multinational face of the company.
Major projects both in the UK and internationally during 2017 brought the number of aerial surveys we have successfully completed to over 1,500 in less than ten years.
APEM’s aviation team recently helped the CBBC programme, Marrying Mum and Dad, to deliver the perfect wedding day for their latest ‘victims’, courtesy of “IndiAmelia Airways.”
APEM has completed the first of three years of aerial surveys of birds and marine mammals on behalf of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
An invasive non-native species of crustacean, the Japanese brush-clawed crab, has been present in the UK for years longer than previously thought and in far greater numbers, according to new research by APEM’s Dr Chris Ashelby.
It's summer and some of Britain’s most beautiful coastline is being photographed by APEM's specialist survey aircraft and high resolution camera system.
With the summer sporting season in full swing, APEM has been carrying out regular water quality monitoring at one of the UK’s top triathlon venues, Trifarm.
APEM has completed detailed aerial surveys of over 350 km of water supply pipes across two networks belonging to Scottish Water.
Scientists from APEM have been using last year’s Christmas trees to gather fish eggs from Salford Quays, as part of measures to ensure that a range of fish species continue to thrive in the cleaned up docks.
APEM has won an award for one of five posters we created for the world’s largest offshore wind power conference, Offshore Wind Europe, in London.
Dr Stuart Clough reflects on a winning pitch to a real life Dragons’ Den at the Institute of Water's recent innovation event in Middlesbrough.
Four of APEM’s senior managers have reached major milestones in their careers, marking a combined total of 75 years’ service with the company.
APEM scientists Dr Kevin Jones and Damien Hicks recently ran an entomological and botanical workshop at Edinburgh Zoo for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the Field Studies Council.
A type of fish leech, Piscicola siddalli, has been identified in water samples from Wales for the first time, say experts from APEM.
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water has praised APEM’s role in the largest programme of scientific coastal investigation work ever undertaken in Wales, naming us among the capital delivery alliance’s Team of the Month.
APEM has completed new high-resolution aerial surveys of birds and marine mammals in Carmarthen Bay special protection area on behalf of Natural Resources Wales.
APEM has added to its expertise in offshore bird and marine mammal surveys by offering innovative new ways to map onshore cable corridors.
APEM has been flying monthly aerial surveys of Vattenfall’s proposed Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm area since August 2016, gathering ultra-high resolution data on birds and marine mammals.
After three decades as the UK’s leading aquatic science consultancy, APEM recently passed the milestone of working for all 11 water and wastewater companies in England, Scotland and Wales.
Marine mammals were the focus of a recent workshop for government regulators, wind farm developers and wildlife bodies, hosted by APEM at our Manchester head office.
With the New Year comes new calendars and for aerial survey experts one of the most eagerly awaited is produced by Leica, the famous camera and sensor maker.
Over 2,000 fish have been relocated from Scotland’s historic Union Canal by experts from APEM’s field team, on behalf of Scottish Canals.
To keep athletes safe from waterborne pathogens at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, APEM and our partners turned to innovative techniques.
January 2017 marks 30 years since the founding of APEM as a campus start-up company in Manchester University. In those early first days, camped in an academic’s office with only occasional access to a telephone, it was unimaginable to see the company as it is today – 140 staff across nine locatio...
APEM will provide hydro-ecological consultancy for South Staffs Water and Cambridge Water after securing a framework contract alongside partner company ESI.
Our marine and freshwater laboratories enjoyed a year of success working on projects the length and breadth of the UK and around the world, including for the prestigious NE Atlantic Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control scheme.
The world’s largest and most detailed digital aerial surveys of offshore wildlife have begun off the coast of New York state and have already captured remarkable images of birds, whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and fish.
From the largest ever programme of coastal surveys in Wales, to ecological monitoring in East Anglia and lagoon surveys in Scotland, 2016 was a busy year for APEM's field teams, aquatic consultants and laboratory experts.
In 2016 we started the world’s largest ever offshore digital aerial survey for birds, marine mammals, turtles and fish off the East coast of the US, covering an area twice the size of Wales on a quarterly basis.
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Invasive non-native species are one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the UK.
Staff from APEM and the National Museum of Scotland have surveyed almost 100 lagoons and potential lagoons in Scotland’s Western Isles, on behalf of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
APEM has passed its annual audit for the Achilles procurement qualification system with flying colours, achieving a near perfect score over the two elements.
Sean Sweeney of our ornithology team is based at our office at Hawarden airport, near Chester. So not the obvious place for a spot of bird watching, you might think. But you’d be wrong – Sean has spotted over one hundred bird species near the office.
Experts in marine taxonomy from around the UK and internationally met this month at a workshop organised by APEM, on the Isle of Cumbrae, as part of the NE Atlantic Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control scheme.
APEM’s laboratories have recently secured a number of prestigious contract wins for environmental regulators throughout the UK.
Fisheries experts from APEM have helped to update important environmental guidance covering the monitoring of spined loach on conservation areas.
Work to install fish passes and remove barriers to fish migration on the River Worfe catchment has won second prize in the poster competition at this year’s annual conference of the Institute of Fisheries Management.
ScottishPower Renewables has appointed aerial survey specialists APEM to carry out ultra-high resolution bird and marine mammal surveys of its proposed East Anglia ONE North area.
APEM is exhibiting its ultra-high resolution aerial survey services for the offshore and onshore wind industries at the world’s largest wind energy conference, WindEnergy, being held in Hamburg.
Innovative new techniques developed by APEM are being used to tackle fine sediment pollution in rivers, says the company’s head of hydro-ecology.
Record turnover in 2015 reached £8.4 million on growth of 16 per cent, APEM has announced.
Representatives from across the UK water industry met recently to discuss some of the challenges currently facing the sector, at an event organised by ESI Ltd and supported by APEM.
APEM has contributed to new research that confirms the value of ultra-high resolution aerial surveys for counting seabirds and mapping their distribution.
APEM will carry out an initial first year of post-construction aerial surveys at the world’s second largest offshore wind farm, off the coast of North Wales.
This summer volunteers from food processing company, Cargill, will join staff from APEM aboard the Irwell Pride litter boat to help clean up the River Irwell.
Construction is set to begin next year on the £2.6 billion Beatrice offshore windfarm in Scotland’s Moray Firth, for which APEM provided extensive marine benthic surveys.
Three fish passes have been installed and two weirs removed on the River Worfe in Shropshire, as part of efforts to make it easier for fish and other species to move throughout the catchment.
Vattenfall has contracted aerial survey specialists APEM to provide ultra-high resolution bird and marine mammal surveys for its Norfolk Vanguard West site, using its new state-of-the-art camera system.
Work on this year’s NE Atlantic Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control Scheme has been completed on time, to a new more rigorous schedule, two years after APEM took over running components of the prestigious scheme.
APEM has joined with ESI Consulting and Hydrologic Services to secure a leading role in delivering Severn Trent Water's commitments to water resource management.
APEM is leading detailed environmental surveys of the Welsh coast as part of the largest programme of scientific coastal investigation work ever undertaken by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW).
Anglian Water has commissioned APEM to undertake a two-year programme of ecological monitoring, river flow gauging and water quality sampling at almost 100 sites across Eastern England, as part of their Water Resources National Environment Programme.
Aerial survey specialist APEM will complete a final survey over Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard East site this month, as part of an eight month project to gather data on birds and marine mammals in the area.
The winter of 2015 saw northern parts of Britain battered by storms that unleashed record breaking rainfall...