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Environmental Surveys

ECOFACT routinely undertake environmental surveys throughout Ireland and the UK. Such sampling is undertaken as part of environmental impact assessment studies, monitoring of construction sites or industrial facilities, as well as for research applications.

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  • Our company has over 20 years of experience in the area of environmental surveys, and are the leading independent environmental surveys company in Ireland.
  • We are experts in the provisions and requirements of the Water Framework, Dangerous Substances and Priority Substances Directives.
  • Environmental surveys we undertake include the areas of water quality, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology and sediment quality

These services compliment the extensive ecological surveys that we provide.

Our integrated approach to water quality assessments, combine physical, chemical, biological and toxicological assessments. Our staff have the expertise and capability to sample waters, sediments and biota (fish, macroinvertebrates) for subsequent analysis. We are well equipped with a range of boats and sampling gear (water and sediment grabs, corers etc.) suitable for undertaking environmental surveys on freshwater, transitional and inshore-marine water bodies.

Further details of environmental services provided by ECOFACT are provided at the following links:

If you are interested in further information on ECOFACT or you would like a consultant to contact you, please let us know your requirements by emailing us directly at

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