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Natalie is Head of the Environment team at ABPmer and has over 20 years’ experience in marine planning, policy and research. She has managed and contributed to a wide range of marine Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) in UK waters, including for marine cables, marine aggregates, port and harbour development, flood and coastal defences, habitat creation and offshore renewables. Her projects have included all stages of the project lifecycle, from initial feasibility and the design and assessment phases to the provision of post-consent support and continuous stakeholder engagement. Natalie was lead technical author for guidance on undertaking EIAs for offshore wind, wave and tidal stream renewable energy projects on behalf of the British Standards Institute. She is familiar with the latest developments in the revision of the EIA Directive and has delivered EIA training courses on behalf of UK regulators and developers.