APEM is Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy specialising in freshwater and marine ecology and aerial surveys.
With headquarters in Manchester, we have over 120 staff in eight offices throughout the UK, as well as offices in Germany and the US.
We have been offering our clients high quality scientific support for almost 30 years and our scientists and technical experts are recognised leaders in their fields who cover a diverse range of specialisms. Over 95 per cent of our staff are qualified to degree level or above.
We are the UK’s leading provider of aquatic ecological services, offering consultancy, laboratory services and field surveys for both freshwater and marine environments in the UK and worldwide. Our clients include water companies, power companies, engineering consultancies, regulators, national and local government, angling clubs and individuals.
APEM’s freshwater consultancy covers water monitoring, sampling and data acquisition, resource evaluation and monitoring, fisheries monitoring and consultancy, and water conservation and management.
We specialise in meeting the requirements of the regulatory bodies and offer first rate project management and high quality statistical analysis. We work on environmental impact assessments, habitats regulations assessments and implementation of the Water Framework Directive, amongst other things.
Our marine consultancy covers all aspects of the ecology of the marine environment including the interactions between mammals, fish (migratory, spawning and marine and estuarine), benthic macroinvertebrate ecology, plankton, sediment and water quality.
APEM is also Europe’s leading provider of laboratory biological services for both freshwater and marine environments, with four laboratories around the UK. We are one of the only organisations to possess UKAS accreditation for marine and freshwater phytoplankton analysis. Highly trained staff with individual specialisms work in superbly equipped laboratories to process samples and identify organisms to the highest levels of accuracy.
Our benthic ecology team has completed projects from all over the world. Their expertise is widely recognised as a benchmark standard and our senior scientists have been commissioned to produce several quality assurance and control assessments to quality assure our clients’ data from third party laboratories.
Our experienced field survey team operates worldwide, while our high quality equipment, purpose built survey vessels and dedicated survey vehicles mean we can operate in the most challenging of locations and weather conditions.