Coastal, freshwater and groundwater monitoring

VE ANZ provide scientific expertise and practical implementation in coastal, freshwater and groundwater monitoring. Our team have decades of experience across a range of industries and projects.

Our coastal, freshwater and groundwater monitoring expertise includes:

  • Design, implementation and reporting of ambient and compliance water quality (WQMP) and receiving environment (REMP) monitoring plans, including continuous and discrete monitoring options
  • Design, implementation and reporting of marine and freshwater ecological surveys, including coral reefs, subtidal and intertidal soft sediment macroinvertebrate communities, rock reef communities and pelagic systems
  • Design, implementation and reporting of mangrove and seagrass health monitoring, including long-term habitat changes and impact from events
  • Environmental investigations, including marine and freshwater pest surveys, water quality investigations, ecotoxicological analysis and contaminant risk assessments
  • Soil and groundwater monitoring assessments, including for contaminants such as PFAS, metal(loid)s, hydrocarbons, pesticides and herbicides
  • Air quality assessments (e.g. odour modelling, greenhouse gas inventories and health risk assessment), acoustics (including noise and vibration), and lighting services, delivered via the Trinity network.


Monitoring stations and real-time data

We build customised water quality monitoring stations for each client and project. Monitoring stations can be telemetered (real-time data provision) or autonomously logging. Real-time water quality data can be viewed after every field reading via our secure online dashboard.

> Learn more about VE ANZ’s live data dashboards.

Equipment and technology

Our equipment and technology includes:

  • Several commercial in-survey vessels, operated by our in-house coxswains
  • Field equipment including underwater still and video cameras, benthic sled tows, underwater drone (ROV), a variety of fish and plankton survey tools, baited remote underwater video stations (BRUVs), sedimentation loggers, stainless steel benthic grab samplers and side scan sonars for bathymetry surveys
  • Laboratory facilities for sample preparation, calibration, organisms, taxonomy and image analysis, fume hoods, stereo and compound microscopes, and image analysis software
  • NATA-accredited stack testing laboratory, and monitoring of ambient air, noise, vibration and lighting
  • Computational modelling of meteorology, air dispersion (e.g. CALPUFF, AERMOD and GRAL) and noise propagation (e.g. SoundPLAN, CadnaA and INSUL.