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Operation of Ports and Harbours

This activity category includes the following:

Typical impacts as identified in Natural England's Advice on Operations could include the following:

Drones and Asset Management

The use of drones as a surveying tool of coastal assets is inreasing in popularity. Associated British Ports (ABP), has announced it has successfully embedded drone technology into its asset management practices and policies, following an 18 month trial program. Analysis and data collection from the flights has demonstrated considerable cost saving and benefits; operations were safer, 25% more cost effective; and took 55% less time compared to traditional methods for selected assets.  


The British Ports Association have published 88 examples of environmental good practice from ports around the UK.