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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Managing Director
Department Marine Environemntal Consultancy
Institution
PMSS Environemntal Services Ltd ( PMSS)
Broadwater House Broadwater Road Romsey SO51 8GT
Address
PMSS Environemntal Services Ltd Broadwater House Broadwater Road
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 8GT
United Kingdom
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Tel +44(0)1794526560
Fax +44(0)1794516826
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Website http://www.pmss.co.uk
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree PhD,
Job type Research , Natural Resource Management , Operational Support (technical) , Decision Making & Policy
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution , Research Support Services , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution , Research Support Services
Research Activities coral reef marine protected areas and park management, benthic ecology as indicators of impact, cumulative impact assessment methods, predictive ecological modelling tools for spatial management practices, SEA and EIA, habitat mapping and pollution control and assessment.
Research Region North east Altantic, Caribbean Sea, Indian ocean
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise Benthic ecology, echinoderm population dynamics, habitat mapping, ecological modelling, coral reef management, monitoring, offshore surveys, QTC single beam acoustic habitat mapping, fisheries, impact assessment, marine environmental management, cumulative impact assessment, oil and gas impacts, oil spill assessments, EIA, SEA, marine spatial planning, offshore renewables, and stakeholder engagement.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by DR Steve FREEMAN)

Walters, A and Freeman, S.M. (2010) The bigger picture: Overcoming the uncertainties facing offshore consent success. Session: Offshore Development Issues. Renewables UK Annual Conference, Glasgow. Freeman, S.M. (2010) Finding space: Sharing practicalities of Marine Regional Environmental Assessment with Marine Spatial Planning. Southern Marine Planning Conference Programme, Southampton. Freeman, S., Crutchfield, Z., Greenhill, L., Tomlinson, and B., Buse, R. (2009) Regional Environmental Assessment: A Blueprint for Managing the Round 3 Challenges under the Marine and Coastal Access Bill. Session: The Marine and Coastal Access Bill; BWEA Annual Conference, London. Freeman, S. M, and Baksh-Manwaring, S. (2007) A New Approach to Monitoring Mud Cutting Impacts in the Marine Environment. “In Search of Sustainable Excellence”. The 9th SPE International Conference on Health, Safety & Environment in Oil & Gas Exploration & Production. Freeman, S.M. Aicken, W.T. Moore, J. R. Day, O. and Potts, A. (2004) Using ecological knowledge to develop management tools for the Buccoo Reef Marine Park, Tobago. 31st Scientific Meeting of the Association of Maine Laboratories of the Caribbean, Port of Spain, Trinidad. July 14-18. The International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation. Freeman, S. M (2007) New Insights into the Offshore Benthic Ecology of Eastern Trinidad. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 2005 (in prep). Schinaia, S.A, Momiji, H. Bishop S.R, Simons R.R, Freeman S.M (2007) Towards a cellular automata model to predict the impacts of aggregate extraction on biological recoverability. In: International Conference Coastal Engineering, San Diego 2006. Vernon, J., Hull, S. and Freeman, S.M. (2006).Regulatory Impact Assessment for the European Marine Thematic Strategy and Possible Marine Directive. Evaluation of the European Commission Impact Assessment, Defra. Freeman, S.M., Wright, A.P., Hutton, T. and Jennings, S. (2006) Predicting spatial changes in the North Sea Fishing Fleet using GIS and a simulation-based model. Journal of Geographical Information and Decision Analysis (in prep) Freeman, S.M., Hull, S., Ash, J., Elliott, M., Forrow, D and Proudfoot, R. (2005) Heavily modified water bodies: have we achieved a transparent, scientifically robust yet operationally pragmatic approach? 40th Defra Flood and Coastal Management Conference, University of York. Jennings, S., Freeman, S.M., Parker, R., Duplisea, D.E. and Dinmore, T (2005) Ecosystem Consequences of Bottom Fishing Disturbance. Benthic Habitats and the Effects of Fishing (eds Barnes and Thomas). Book Published by American Fisheries Society. Freeman, S.M., Mackinson, S. and Flatt, R. (2004) Diel patterns in the habitat utilisation of sandeels revealed using integrated acoustic surveys. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 305:141-154. Mackinson S., Freeman S. M. and Flatt R. (2004) Improved acoustic surveys that save time and money: integrating fisheries and ground discrimination acoustic technologies. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 305:129-140. Freeman, S.M. and Day, O. (2004) How digital mapping is helping to protect Tobago’s national treasure. Marine Scientist. No. 6 Q1 50-52. Frost, N.J., Hull, S.C. and Freeman, S.M. (2004) The Use of Ecological Models in the Sustainable Management of Estuaries. In Coastal environment V. incorporating oil spill studies (eds. Brebbia, C., Saval-Perez, J.,Garcia-Andion, L. and Villacampa, Y.) 5th International Conference on environmental problems in costal regions incorporating oil spills, Alicante, Spain. p17-12. Freeman S. M. (2003) Size-dependent distribution and diurnal rythmicity patterns in the short-spined sea urchin Anthocidaris crassispina. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 58:703-713. Freeman, S.M. (2003) Review of Asteroids: sea stars. In “Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia”. Vol. Lower metazoans and lesser deuterostomes. Vol. 1. 367-380. Freeman, S.M. (2003) Review of Echinoids: Sand dollars and sea urchins. In “Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia”. Lower metazoans and lesser deuterostomes. Vol. 1. 401-416. Freeman, S.M. (2003) The ecology of protostomes. In “Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia”. Protostomes. Vol. 2. 25-30. 2003. Jennings, S., Freeman, S.M., Parker, R., Duplisea, D.E. and Dinmore, T. (2002) Ecosystem consequences of bottom fishing disturbance. Paper for the Symposium on effects of fishing activities on benthic habitats: linking geology, biology, socio-economic and management’. Tampa, Florida, USA. Freeman S. M. and Rogers S. I. (2003) A new analytical approach to the characterisation of macro-epibenthic habitats: linking species to the environment. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 56: 749-764. Rogers, S., Stocks, R. and Freeman, S.M. (2002) Fish habitat suitability modelling and its application in managing human activities. 2nd International Symposium on GIS and Spatial Analysis in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Brighton. Freeman S. M., Bergmann M., Hinz H. and Kaiser M. J. (2002) Use of acoustic seabed classification to identify fish and macro-epibenthic habitats. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science. Freeman S. M., Mackinson S. and Flatt R. (2002) Detecting spatial and diurnal patterns in sandeel distribution and habitat requirements: An acoustic approach. Session: Ocean Observation, Theme Session K9: The Integration of Acoustic and Optical Survey Techniques and Marine Biological Data for the Purpose of Seabed Classification. ICES. Mackinson, S.,Freeman, S.M., Flatt, R. and Meadows, W. (2002) Improving acoustic surveys by combining fisheries and ground discrimination acoustics. Session: Ocean Observation, Theme Session K10: The Integration of Acoustic and Optical Survey Techniques and Marine Biological Data for the Purpose of Seabed Classification. ICES. Freeman S. M., Bergmann M., Hinz H., Kaiser M. J. and Rogers, S. (2002) Use of acoustic seabed classification to identify fish habitats. Session: Ocean Observation, Theme Session K8: The Integration of Acoustic and Optical Survey Techniques and Marine Biological Data for the Purpose of Seabed Classification. ICES. 1-28. Freeman S. M. (2001) Comparison: Value of Marine Benthic Faunas. MLIS contract report CW0840. Freeman S.M., Richardson C.A. and Seed R. (2001) The abundance, spatial distribution, spawning and population structure of the burrowing starfish Astropecten irregularis (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 53:39-49. Freeman S. M, Richardson C. A. and Seed R. (2001) Seasonal trends in the diet and prey selection of the burrowing starfish Astropecten irregularis (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Marine Ecology Progress Series. Rogers, S.I. and Freeman, S.M. (2001) New approaches to mapping offshore seabed habitats. Proceedings of the DEFRA marine and land-based inputs to the sea research seminar, Plymouth. A J. Kenny, E. Andrulewicz, S.M Freeman, B. de. Groot, et al., An overview of seabed mapping technologies in the context of marine habitat classification. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 2001. Stocks, R., Freeman, S. M. and Rogers, S. (2001) Using GIS to assess the regional sensitivity of fisheries to human impact. Effects of the extraction of marine sand and gravel on ecosystems. OSPAR Convention for the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. BDC 01/5/11-E. ICES Section 13.2: 10-13. Ellis, J. R. Rogers, S. I. and Freeman S. M. Demersal assemblages in the Irish Sea, St George's Channel and Bristol Channel. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 51:299-315. 2000. Freeman S. M. (2000) The Value of Marine Benthic Faunas in UK Waters. Working group on the effects of extraction of marine sediments on he marine ecosystem. Poland, ICES. CM/E:07. Ellis, J. R. Rogers, S. I. and Freeman S. M. (2000) Habitat complexes in the offshore waters of the British Isles. OSPAR/ICES/EEA Workshop on habitat classification and biogeographic regions. Southampton. Freeman, S. M., Ellis, J. R. and Rogers, S. I. (2000) Identification and distribution of demersal assemblages in UK waters. The Marine Natural History of the North Atlantic “Approaches to Identification” Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Annual Meeting. Plymouth. Frid, C., Rogers, S., Nicholson, M., Ellis, J and Freeman, S. M. (2000) Using biological characteristics to develop new indices of ecosystem health. Mini-symposium on defining the role of ICES in supporting biodiversity conservation. CM:02. Lawrence J. M., Byrne. M., Harris, L., Keegan, B., Freeman, S. and Cowell, B. C. (1999) Sublethal arm loss in Asterias amurensis, A. rubens, A. vulgaris and A. forbesi (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Vie et Milieu Vol. 49: 69-73. Freeman, S.M. (1999) The influence of sediments on demersal assemblage structure. 1999) Proceedings of the DETR marine and land-based inputs to the sea research seminar, Bangor. Freeman S.M., Richardson C.A. and Seed R. (1998) The distribution and occurrence of Acholoë astericola (Polychaeta: Polynoidae) a symbiont of the burrowing starfish Astropecten irregularis (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 47:107-118. Freeman S.M., Richardson C.A. and Seed R. (1998) The spatial distribution, abundance and foraging behaviour of Astropecten irregularis. Proceedings of the 5th European conference on Echinoderms, Milan. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam p459-464. Freeman, S.M. (1997) Seasonal occurrence and distribution of Acholoe astericola symbiont on Astropecten irregularis off North Wales. The 4th Underwater Science Symposium. Proceedings of an SUT International Symposium. Newcastle.


Created: 2010-08-17 Last Updated: 2011-02-06 by Steve FREEMAN