28 February 2022
How do these impact the future engineering solutions for coastal and maritime infrastructure?
In this presentation, Jeremy draws on best practice, engagement with Industry and his experience assisting with management of the International Clean Marina Program, to take a closer look at the present and emerging challenges for Marinas. He’ll also put the spotlight on 3 case studies including: Insurance, Water Quality and Decarbonisation.
About the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and International Clean Marina Program
MIA is the peak representative body for marinas, slipways, boatyards, berthing, mooring and other marine storage facilities as well as sailing and cruising boating clubs.
BMT are proud of their long association with the MIA supporting environmental initiatives, such as the International Clean Marina Program.
The program encourages environmental compliance and the use of best management practices for marinas.
For more information, visit the website.
As the MIA's first ever Environmental Partner, BMT will draw on its rich history and heritage as a maritime specialist to help the sector address new challenges, particularly as they relate to environmental stewardship and addressing risks and opportunities from decarbonisation and climate change.
Senior Environmental Consultant
Senior Environmental Consultant
Jeremy Visser is a Senior Environmental Consultant with the BMT Environment Team. Jeremy has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours) and Master of Laws through the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law, as well as 8 years of post-graduate consulting experience. He is a member of the EIANZ and QELA, and BMT’s representative to the Marina Industries Association.
Jeremy’s expertise lies in environmental and maritime projects, especially for the ports, dredging, infrastructure, energy and resources sectors. This expertise includes project licencing and EIA, due diligence, risk assessment, environmental management, and compliance and auditing for all Australian jurisdictions and across the Pacific, as well as under international standards. Jeremy is also regularly involved in the execution of field data campaigns, site inspections, and client-side secondments to support the implementation of major projects.
Additionally, utilising his legal and policy expertise, Jeremy regularly works in the development and application of environmental regulation, policies and strategies in Australia and the Pacific. This includes regulatory working papers, legal and policy analysis, and environmental and infrastructure policy statements.
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