Zoe has spent her career working in the marine environment. She started work in the oil and gas industry, then moved to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, a statutory consultee for all marine developments including oil and gas exploration, production and decommissioning, renewable energy, shipping and aggregate extraction. After building a team of advisors at the JNCC, Zoe moved to developing offshore renewable energy projects including the 4GW Hornsea offshore wind farm zone on the East Coast of England, the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project in the Firth of Forth and projects to demonstrate floating foundations. She joined Arup in November 2014 to develop a marine environmental team and has been working on projects including harbour expansions, marine water intakes and electricity interconnectors. Zoe is a specialist in marine EIA and SEA and has a particular interest in the environmental impacts of underwater noise on fish and marine mammals.
Managing and Mitigating the Environmental Impacts of Coastal Civil Engineering
Zoe will describe some of the common, and the more unusual, potential environmental impacts which need to be managed, mitigated and monitored during marine civil engineering projects. She will provide advice on lessons learned pre, during and post consenting and consider how future developments in marine industries and environmental legislation may influence the design and execution of future projects.