Our clients include:
Using our proprietary flood information system, FlowrouteTM, Ambiental have provided high detail, building level urban flood risk maps and associated information to Norwich Union, one of the UK’s largest insurers. This information is being used by Norwich Union to improve the understanding of urban flood risk in the UK.
Ambiental’s expertise in Geographical Information Systems is being employed by IRMG (the independent risk consulting arm of Aon, a world leader in risk management, insurance broking and reinsurance) and the European Space Agency to help develop and integrate advanced Earth Observation (i.e. satellite-based) technology to better manage global forest resources. The project involves working with international forestry companies, and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to identify, design and implement new types of satellite information based products and services to improve the sustainable management of global forest resources.
Ambiental is an authorized European Space Agency (ESA) Service Provider. We are currently working with the ESA, and other consultants including Aon, on a project to develop new technologies for sustainable forest management (see above). These technologies will enable, for example, improved identification of illegal logging activities, better detection of invasive species and improved ground maps to be generated thereby improving sustainable forest resource management.
To help determine potential flood risks to a jet fuel storage and distribution terminal, Ambiental's expertise in computational flood modelling was called upon by BP Air to map and model detailed flood risks using high-resolution LiDAR data and hydrodynamic modelling techniques.
Ambiental produced a digital terrain model (DTM) and hydrological model as part of a Phase I site assessment which resulted in a considerable cost saving for the client. We were also involved in the review and modification of an environmental impact assessment document to include information relating to physical site characteristics prior to the development of a new refinery. This involved the analysis of the likely impacts of coastal re-engineering, construction and climate change upon flooding risk and site inundation.
Ambiental staff were contracted to carry out an environmental and social evaluation of a multi-million dollar road improvement scheme in Costa Rica. This contract involved: environmental and social impact assessment; public consultation; health & safety; EMS; GIS and analysis of the Conservación Vial Participativa - a new methodology for involving local communities in the maintenance of road surfaces and drainage.
Ambiental was contracted by ERM Mexico to co-ordinate a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) study for one of its multinational clients. Via detailed analysis and interpretation of derived GPR data, we reported on the location and depth of buried objects and utilities as part of a large scale Phase III site remediation.
ERM have also been contracted by ERM UK to conduct GIS training courses.
Ambiental's consultants were employed on an EC-funded environmental project to report on floodplain biodiversity and restoration in three EC countries (UK, Sweden, and France). We carried out preliminary site assessments using surveying, aerial photography and terrain modelling techniques as part of an analysis of biodiversity and flooding risk.
Ambiental provides environmental and risk management services to Currie & Brown - an international consultancy which provides advice relating to the construction, maintenance and repair of the built environment.
Ambiental have been commissioned by Phlorum, an environmental consultancy, to provide flood risk assessment expertise on a number of projects in the UK. To date, project work has involved carrying out Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) work for commercial and residential developments, and in some cases, to provide input to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.
Ambiental were commissioned by HSG to carry out a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) as part of a planning application to develop a new mobile home site. This involved computational flood modelling to analyse detailed flood risks at the site. Result: Environment Agency objections to the development were withdrawn following submission of the FRA report.
To support a planning application for a new swimming pool development, Ambiental were commissioned to carry out a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA). Result: Environment Agency objections to the development were withdrawn following submission of the FRA report.
As part of a planned industrial/warehouse expansion, Ambiental was commissioned by WF Manufacturing to construct a computational flood model of sections of the River Ebbw in Wales so as to provide a check on the standard of river defences in the area and to ascertain design levels for the re-development. Result: Environment Agency requirements for flood modelling were satisfied following submission of the FRA report.