Our scientific divers are skilled in the survey and identification early detection of invasive marine invasive pests species occurring in southern Australian temperate environments. Our personnel can conduct appropriate underwater surveys and reporting that fulfil biosecurity protocols and enable clients to adhere to Australia’s National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions.
Our scientific divers have a minimum ADAS Part 1 certification and our key personnel all having minimum ADAS Level 2 certification. As well as diving inspections, Southern Divers can utilise a range of remote sensing inspection equipment including ROVs and remote video inspections. Invasive marine species survey applications include.
- In Water Survey (IWS).
Inspection and clearance certification for vessels that require permits for local and international ship movements.
- Monitoring and survey of marine pest incursions.
Including the current presence of invasive marine species within wharf infrastructure or embayment habitats.
- Marine Pest clearance.
Including marine pest control plans, risk assessments, and conduct field inspections. Southern Divers can also monitor the efficiency of marine pest control procedures.
This accelerated approach increases the likelihood of detecting harmful plant pests and diseases before they have an opportunity to cause significant damage to agricultural commodities and natural resources.
Southern Divers have an extensive database to assist with a range of desktop studies including:
- Marine pest taxonomy.
- Risk assessments.
- Development of marine pest control plans and regular monitoring sites programs.
- Development of procedures to prevent pest translocation.