PROJECTS

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EcoStrategic - 2 Divers
EcoStrategic - Lighthouse
EcoStrategic - Bluefin Tuna
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EcoStrategic - Canoe Captain
EcoStrategic - Cruise Liner 2
EcoStrategic - Cast net canoe
EcoStrategic -  Flaming Rig
EcoStrategic - Humpback
EcoStrategic - Dredge Head
EcoStrategic - Continental Shelf
EcoStrategic - Drill Ship
EcoStrategic - Diver on Surface
EcoStrategic - Oil Platform
EcoStrategic - Fish Mass
EcoStrategic - LNG Terminal
EcoStrategic - PNG
EcoStrategic - Laden Tanker
EcoStrategic - Hill Inlet
EcoStrategic - Jackup
EcoStrategic - Caulerpa
EcoStrategic - Japan ML
EcoStrategic - Humpback_Whale_underwater_shot
EcoStrategic - Kansai
EcoStrategic - IMG_0228
EcoStrategic - Gold Coast
EcoStrategic - Wave
EcoStrategic - LNG Tanker
EcoStrategic - Trevally Train
EcoStrategic - Marina
EcoStrategic - Fan Coral
EcoStrategic - Ocean Current Energy
EcoStrategic - Kids at the beach
EcoStrategic - Oil Boom
EcoStrategic - Mangrove
EcoStrategic - Oil Terminal
EcoStrategic - Mangrove Roots
EcoStrategic - p50084_1
EcoStrategic - Cape Tribulation
EcoStrategic - Drill Ship
EcoStrategic - Orca Killer Whale
EcoStrategic - Queen of the Netherlands dredger 5917005
EcoStrategic - Palau Islands
EcoStrategic - ROV Descent
EcoStrategic - Fish School
EcoStrategic - Trawler
EcoStrategic - Sea Eagle
EcoStrategic - Jetty
EcoStrategic - Sunset
EcoStrategic - X Bow 3
EcoStrategic - Elkhorn Coral

Expertise through experience

EcoStrategic undertakes consultancy projects in all parts of the world, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region, as outlined below. Consultancies undertaken to date cover a wide range of issues, including: environmental impact assessments of major coastal and marine infrastructure developments, responding to shipping and pollution incidents, developing new policies and laws for national governments, designing, developing and evaluating international development assistance programs and many others.

If you are interested to learn more about a specific project please email central@eco-strategic.com.

Project locations are shown on the Projects Map.

Selected images of projects are shown on Image Gallery.


Current Projects

Project:

Independent assessment of impacts from the grounding of the Shen Neng 1 on Douglas Shoal, Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Client:

Thynne & McCartney Lawyers

Project:

Independent assessment of impacts from the grounding of the Nica 1 on Belvedere Reef, Indonesia.

Client:

Thomas Miller Protection & Indemnity

Project:

Environmental assessment of disposal options for derelict vessel M.V. Sattha

Client:

Maritime Safety Queensland


Completed Projects

Project:

July 2015: Indonesian Seas Large Marine Ecosystem - project design

Client:

FAO-GEF & Govts. of Indonesia & East Timor

Project:

Aug 2014: Expert marine biosecurity advice - Gorgon LNG project

Client:

Chevron Australia via Jones Day lawyers

Project:

March 2015: Mid Term Evaluation - Pacific Islands Deep Sea Mining project

Client:

European Union

Project:

Aug 2015: Expert review of South of Embley bauxite mine & port project

Client:

Rio Tinto Alcan

Project:

May 2014: Marine pollution response - Lihir Island, PNG

Client:

Lihir Mine Area Landowners Association (LMALA)

Project:

Feb 2014:Economic assessment of environmental damages at Lihir Island - PNG

Client:

Lihir Mine Area Landowners Association (LMALA)

Project:

Feb to Dec 2913: Environment & social scoping studies, proposed Tibar Bay port, Dili, East Timor

Client:

International Finance Corporation (IFC) & Govt. of East Timor

Project:

July 2012-Oct 2013: 1st National State of the Environment Report, Republic of Seychelles

Client:

UNDP-GEF & Government of Seychelles

Project:

June 2013: Reef damage assessment - grounding of M.V. Kangaroo Explorer, Briggs Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Client:

GBRMPA

Project:

May 2013: Rapid Environmental Assessment - Gold mine impacts - Lihir Island, PNG.

Client:

Lihir Mine Area Landowners Association (LMALA)

Project:

March 2013: Environmental audit - Nawae Construction Ltd, Alotau, PNG

Client:

Nawae Construction Ltd

Project:

Marine envirionment advice to Ok Tedi Mine - PNG

Client:

Ok Tedi Mining Ltd

Project:

Coordination of Clean Coasts Campaign - Port Moresby, PNG

Client:

InterOil Refinery

Project:

Strategic environmental advice re. new coal terminal, Gladstone, Australia

Client:

Cappella Capital Pty Ltd / Lend Lease / QR National

Project:

Sept 2012: Global review of shipboard treatment systems

Client:

HF Scientific & Watts Water Technologies, USA

Project:

New National Oil Spill Equipment Strategy - Papua New Guinea

Client:

PNG National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA)

Project:

New National Marine Spill Contingency Plan - Papua New Guinea

Client:

PNG National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA)

Project:

Climate Change Strategy for Maritime Sector - PNG

Client:

PNG National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA)

Project:

Maritime Risk Assessment & PSSA Proposal - Papua New Guinea

Client:

PNG National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA)

Project:

March 2012: Program desgin support to Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI)

Client:

Tangaroa Blue Foundation (pro bono)

Project:

Feb 2012: Federal Sea Dumping Advisory Panel: 2nd Review of dredging and dumping plans for Port of Newcastle, NSW.

Client:

Australian Department of Environment

Project:

Feb 2012: Presentation on Deep Seabed Mining at Island Arks Symposium, Canberra

Client:

Island Rescue

Project:

jan 2012: Oil Pollution Liability & Compensation Workshop - Port Moresby, PNG

Client:

PNG National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA)

Project:

Nov-Dec 2011: Deep Seabed Mining Workshop - Nadi, Fiji

Client:

N/a

Project:

Dec 2011: Response to grounded vessel - Port Moresby, PNG

Client:

PNG National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA)

Project:

Dec 2011: Review of offshore bunkering in Great Barrier Reef region.

Client:

GBRMPA

Project:

Oct-Dec 2011: Strategic advice on management of ports and shipping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

Client:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)

Project:

Nov 2011: Advice on Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in the Coastal Zone - South Korea

Client:

Korean Marine Environment Protection Corporation (KOEM)

Project:

Oct 2011: Community consultation process for new container terminal, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Client:

Government of Vanuatu

Project:

Aug 2011: Federal Sea Dumping Advisory Panel: Review of dredging and dumping plans for Anketell Port proposal, Western Australia.

Client:

Australian Department of Environment

Project:

Aug 2011: MARPOL Port State Control Workshop - Port Moresby, PNG

Client:

PNG National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA)

Project:

June 2011: Review of Port of Abbot Point Expansion Plans

Client:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)

Project:

July 2011: National Offshore Mining Policy - Papua New Guinea.

Client:

PNG Department of Minerals Policy

Project:

Jan-April 2011: Marine Resource Damage Assessment, Ship-Grounding off East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Client:

Shipowner

Project:

April 2011: Federal Sea Dumping Advisory Panel: Review of dredging and dumping plans at Port of Newcastle.

Client:

Australian Department of Environment

Project:

Dec 2010-April 2011: Marine Resource Damage Assessment, Ship-Grounding off South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Client:

Shipowner

Project:

Sept 2010:Global review of shipboard treatment systems

Client:

Trojan UV Technologies

Project:

April - Sept 2010: Project Design Expert: Implementation of Strategfic Action Programme to address land-based activities in the Western Indian Ocean

Client:

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Project:

July 2010: Federal Sea Dumping Advisory Panel: Review of dredging and dumping plans at Port Dampier for LNG expansion.

Client:

Australian Department of Environment

Project:

Oct 08 - March 09: Development of Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action Programme (ATSEA) - Full Scale Project proposal

Client:

United Nations Development Programme - Global Environment Facility

Project:

March 2010 - Feb 2011: Environmental Impact Assessment for Port Vila container terminal, Vanuatu

Client:

Government of Vanuatu through Soros Associates

Project:

March-May 09: Environmental and scientfic support to South East Queensland oil spill response

Client:

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ)

Project:

Aug - Dec 2009: Technical Coordinator 5th GEF International Waters Conference

Client:

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project:

Oct - Dec 2009: Developing Implementation Plan for IMO Counter-Piracy Programme

Client:

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Project:

Oct 07-Dec 08: New marine pollution laws for Papua New Guinea

Client:

National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) of PNG through Brian White & Associates (BWA)

Project:

May - Nov 2009: Incident Review Team - South East Queensland oil spill

Client:

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

Project:

Nov 08. Training Australian Port State Control inspectors / ship surveyors in international maritime Conventions

Client:

Australian Maritime Safety Authority through Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS)

Project:

Oct 2009: Facilitating design and development of coastal and marine bio-diversity initiatives in NE Asia

Client:

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Project:

Oct 08: Strategic review of shipping in the Great Barrier Reef Region

Client:

Great Barrier Reef Foundation

Project:

Oct 07: Development of Regional Action Plan on ship-bourn aquatic invasive species for Northwest Pacific

Client:

Northwest Pacific Action Plan through South Korean Government

Project:

Jun-Sept 08: EIA Planning, new bulk export port, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Client:

PB Ports through SOROS Ltd

Project:

April-Aug 09: Review of ASEAN Oil Spill Response Action Plan (OSRAP) and development of OSRAP Strategy and Action Programme

Client:

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Project:

Jun 08: Training Pacific region Naval Officers in international maritime Conventions

Client:

Australian Defence College, Canberra, through Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS)

Project:

Nov 06 - Jun 07: Global Review of Sea Dumping Controls

Client:

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Project:

March - Aug 07: Technical review of International Port Environment, Health and Safety Management System plus Training Manuals on oil pollution contingency planning and cost recovery.

Client:

Partnerships for the Environmental Management of the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)

Project:

Non 06 - Jul 07: Global review of the impacts of derelict fishing gear.

Client:

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Project:

Nov 06 - Jun 07: Development of a Regional Action Plan on Marine Debris for the Seas of East Asia

Client:

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Project:

Jul - Dec 06: Marine resource damage assessment - grounding of the MV Zhi Qiang, Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea.

Client:

China P&I Services (Hong Kong) Ltd

Project:

Jun - Dec 06: Final Evaluation - Pacific Islands International Waters Programme.

Client:

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project:

Nov 06: Course presenter - Management of Coastal and Marine Invasive Species - Black & Caspian Seas (Istanbul)

Client:

Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP)

Project:

Jun - Nov 06: Consultant - Cooperative management of the Arafura and Timor Seas.

Client:

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project:

May 06: Marine resource damage assessment - grounding of the MV Ulswater, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.

Client:

Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Ltd

Project:

Feb - Aug 06: Advisor - Development of a ballast water risk assessment Decision Support System for all Canadian coasts.

Client:

Transport Canada, through BMT Fleet Technology

Project:

Nov 05: Course reviewer and presenter - Management of Coastal and Marine Invasive Species - Nairobi Convention (East Africa).

Client:

Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP)

Project:

Feb 06: Advisor - BalticMaster think-tank on Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) designation for the Baltic Sea.

Client:

World Maritime University (WMU)

Project:

2005: Initiation consultant - Project Development Phase: Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species.

Client:

International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

Project:

2005: Consultant - TV documentary film "Invaders from the Sea ".

Client:

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Natural History Unit and International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

Project:

2005: Advisor - Development of a ballast water risk assessment Decision Support System for the Canadian Great Lakes.

Client:

Transport Canada, through BMT Fleet Technology

Project:

2005: Consultant - Development of a Regional Strategy for the Management of Shipping-Related Introduced Marine Pests in the Pacific Islands.

Client:

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Project:

2005: Advisor - Australian Government policy on assisting neighbouring countries to address introduced marine pests; and the development of an international biofouling regime.

Client:

Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), through Centre for Maritime Policy (CMP), University of Wollongong

Project:

1997: Expert reviewer - Great Barrier Reef Shipping Study.

Client:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)

Project:

1997/98: Expert witness - Resource Consent Hearing for proposed Coal Export Terminal, West Port, New Zealand.

Client:

Tranz Rail New Zealand

Project:

1996: Expert reviewer - Crib Point Terminal Oil Spill Plan.

Client:

Australian Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH)

Project:

1994: Expert witness - Natural resource damage assessment - grounding of ship "Caraka Jaya" on Great Barrier Reef.

Client:

Jardine Salvage


Previous Positions

(Steve Raaymakers)

March 2004 - December 2004:
Chief Technical Adviser,
GEF/UNDP/IMO GloBallast Programme, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO), London

March 1998 - February 2000:
Marine Adviser,
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Samoa

March 2000 - February 2004:
Technical Adviser,
GEF/UNDP/IMO GloBallast Programme, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO), London

November 1993 - Jul 1996:
Environment & Communication Manager
Ports Corporation of Queensland (PCQ), Brisbane

August 1996 - February 1998:
Environment Manager
Ports Corporation of Queensland (PCQ), Brisbane

October 1989 - October 1993:
Project Officer, Research & Monitoring,
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), Townsville

1993:
Environmental Superviser,
Townsville Port Development, Queensland Environment Protection Agency (QEPA).