David is a marine environmental scientist with over 25 years’ experience. He is an expert in coastal zone management (CZM), tropical marine ecology, marine mammals, environmental and strategic impact assessment (EIA/SEA) and marine spatial planning (MSP), offshore industry oil and gas), renewable energy, particularly integrating the sustainable use and management of marine and coastal resources with the social and economic needs of local communities. He was an associate director at Halcrow Group from 2003 to 2011 and a technical director at RSK for most of 2012.
David has considerable experience working in an advisory capacity for government departments and agencies as well as in community-based management programmes. He is experienced with project managing multi-disciplinary teams in CZM, marine protected areas, tourism development and fisheries projects.
In addition to experience within the UK, David has worked extensively overseas including the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, the Mediterranean, Latin America and the Caribbean. He has also worked with and/or for organisations such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), European Union (EU) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
He is currently a visiting lecturer at several British universities including York, Newcastle and Millport Marine Laboratory (London/Glasgow).
David has specialist skills in the following areas:
Teaching MSc module Environmental Impact Assessment