Block N EBS, Brunei (2015)

The Block N (Brunei) project used a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) and sidescan on behalf of support of the Petronas Carigali Brunei Limited Block N Exploration Drilling Campaign. The project entailed the use of a dual channel, high resolution, sidescan sonar linked to GPS data feed with setback adjustment, using the speed over ground to…

Block N EBS, Sabah, Malaysia (2015)

This desktop review project was undertaken by MRF on behalf of Chemsain Konsultant Sdn Bhd for the Block N Deepwater Exploration Campaign commissioned by Total Exploration & Production Malaysia. The project was carried out in support of a desktop Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), prior to seismic surveys. MRF was contracted to review, update…

Capacity building in the Solomon Islands to enhance leatherback sea turtle conservation (2014-2015)

Pacific leatherback turtle populations have declined alarmingly over the past 25 years, and for management and recovery efforts to be effective, obtaining accurate estimates of current abundance and distribution of critical habitats is essential. In some locations there are summer nesting turtles which remain unstudied and which are of particular interest to conservationists today, as…

Science-based expansion of the tri-national turtle corridor, Sulu Sulawesi Seascape (2014-2016)

This project entails four inter-linked components to further the understanding of the biology and ecology of sea turtles in the SSME, upon which National policy decisions and the expansion of the Tri-National Network of Protected Areas may be based. Each component addresses critical biological and reproductive traits of turtles that have previously not been studied in the SSME, and together they form a cohesive research programme which complements National projects within the Sulu Sulawesi Tri-National Sea Turtle Corridor initiative

Gorgon Gas Project, Western Australia (2013-present)

Dr. Nicolas Pilcher, Executive Director of MRF, was appointed as an Independent Member of the Expert Panel comprising State and Commonwealth government department, subject matter experts and Chevron Australia representatives to guide the development of the Gorgon Gas Project with respect to the continued protection of endangered sea turtles nesting and foraging within the vicinity…