ARIE’S HEART BELONGS TO THE SEA AND ALL THAT LIVES WITHIN IT. THAT’S PRETTY USEFUL IN A COUNTRY LIKE NEW ZEALAND
Arie recently added a PhD in Marine Biology to his already long list of qualifications. His long-term practical experience in surveying techniques includes monitoring and surveying New Zealand flora and fauna. He has also studied in the fields of ecology, biology, oceanography, environmental science, conservation and statistics. This is the skillset he brings to projects, especially in marine and coastal environments.
Arie has worked on a range of scientific studies over the years, encompassing environmental monitoring, sampling and analysis, ecological restoration, and experimental design. This has included intertidal and subtidal sampling of flora, fauna and environmental metrics, species identification, sample processing, boat operation and statistical analysis.
In a recent study for Kennedy Point Marina on Waiheke Island, Arie played an integral role in collecting field data for an ecological and water quality report of the area. This included the deep-marine benthic zone, intertidal sampling, and water quality sampling.
Arie’s field of expertise is extremely wide. He works largely in ecological impact assessment, which involves environmental monitoring, marine monitoring, fauna survey, report writing, scientific research, field research, conservation and ecological restoration.