We offer monitoring and measurement of various in-situ physical and chemical oceanographic parameters in coastal, estuarine and the deep-sea environments. Our met-ocean services include the measurement of conductivity/salinity, currents and waves, temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH and turbidity.
The Saldanha State of the Bay monitoring programme is designed to provide an annual assessment of the state of Saldanha Bay, Langebaan Bay and surrounding ecosystems. A detailed State of the Bay report is produced every year that summarises all available data and information on activities and discharges affecting the health of the Bay (residential and industrial development, dredging, coastal erosion, shipping, and sewage and other wastewaters, and fish effort), water quality in the Bay itself (temperature, oxygen, salinity, nutrients, and pH), sediment quality (particle size, trace metal and hydrocarbon contaminants, TOC and nitrogen). Annual surveys are conducted by Anchor Environmental each year (since 2008) to collect data on water quality and sediment quality (48 stations).
Development of a user-friendly State of Ecosystem Information System (SEIS) for the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region of Angola, Namibia and South Africa.
Environmental impact assessment and baseline assessments for four Marine Aquaculture Development Zones (MADZs) in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Assessment of currents and invertebrate and fish fauna in the Berg Estuary and recommendations for disposal of dredge water.
Anchor conducts the monitoring of various biological and physico-chemical variables (such as salinity) to establish an appropriate baseline against which any potential future changes in and impacts on Langebaan Lagoon can be benchmarked. The project is part of the precautionary approach undertaken by the Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining (Pty) Ltd in association with the Saldanha Bay Water Quality Forum Trust (SBWQFT).