Daniel Bastreri BSc CSci CMarSci MIMarEST
A chartered scientist and chartered marine scientist, Daniel has twenty-seven years of continued professional experience, assessing human impacts in coastal, estuarine, marine and freshwater environments and industrial-scale marine aquaculture. He has worked with and for government organisations, local and national authorities, engineering companies, and developers, in marine licensing, providing evidence to meet the requirements of national and international environmental legislation. A former British Civil Servant, Daniel has over twelve years of experience in providing scientific evidence-based advice on human impacts in the marine environment, marine regulation and licensing to government organisations in the UK, including the Marine Management Organisation, Gloucestershire County Council and, the Planning Board (An Bord Pleanála) in the Republic of Ireland.
Daniel has specialist
knowledge and experience in ecological data acquisition, analysis and
interpretation, environmental impact assessments, the design of marine ecology
surveys (water and sediment quality, plankton, benthos and fish), laboratory
analyses (plankton), marine ecology and aquaculture. He is a trained expert
witness and has participated in Public Examinations as an advisor of the Marine
Management Organisation in England (Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm) and the An
Bord Pleanála in Ireland (Port of Galway). He has been involved in the
assessment of the impacts and/or licensing process of a significant number of
National Infrastructure Development Projects (NSIPs), including the Thames
Tideway Tunnel, ports and harbours (Thames Gateway, Dover, Harwich, Medway,
Portsmouth, Southampton, Portland and Galway), offshore wind farms (Blyth, Thanet,
Kentish Flats, Scroby Sands, London Array, Gunfleet, Westermost Rough, Rampion)
and marine minerals extraction in the English Channel and the North Sea.
Since August 2019, Daniel has been working as Senior Manager in Environmental Governance for a large company based in the Middle East.
He is a member of the British Institute of Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technicians (IMarEST) and the Thames Estuary Partnership since 2006.