Conservation of biodiversity, seagrass ecosystems and their services – safeguarding food security and resilience in vulnerable coastal communities in a changing climate (2019 to present)

Seagrass meadows of the Indo-Pacific, where up to one billion people are supported by inshore fisheries, are declining as a result of coastal development, deforestation, unsustainable resource use, and environmental degradation. Globally seagrasses occupy around 600,000km2 and account for 12% of total carbon stored in ocean sediments. However, seagrass losses result in a reduced capacity…

Environmental Monitoring – Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company

The Kebabangan Field development involves installation of facilities to process gas and crude. Undersea pipelines transport gas / condensate from the Kebabangan platform to the Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal (SOGT) for subsequent processing. The effectiveness of the environmental management plan during the development and operational phases are assessed through and environmental monitoring, that provides…

CMS – UNEP Dugong Secretariat (2010 to present)

Dr. Nicolas Pilcher, Executive Director of MRF, was appointed a Technical Advisor to the CMS-UNEP Dugong MoU Secretariat to assist with issues relating to bycatch of dugongs, overlaps with fishery pressures, and implementing global yet locally-scaled conservation and management projects. Since that time Dr. Pilcher has assisted with the development, funding and implementation of the…

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for D28 Field Development Plan (2018)

Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd plans to install a Light Weight Structure platform (D28D-A) and a 8 km pipeline at D28 Field, located 90km NW of Bintulu, offshore Sarawak, in a water depth of 35m (115 ft) and are in the midst of preparing a field development plan. Preliminary hydrographic surveys indicated there may be coral…