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AQUATONICS LTD

GLENTHORNE, SEARLE STREET, CREDITON, DEVON, EX17 2DB, UK.

TEL: 01363 776456, MOBILE 07971 258594

E-mail: phil@aquatonics.com

PHIL SMITH BSc, PhD, CEnv, CChem, MRSC, MCIWEM.

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Nationality: British.

Year of Birth: 1957

Marital Status: Married, two grown up children

KEY EXPERIENCE

Dr Smith is a Chartered Chemist and Chartered Environmentalist with 30 years of experience in ecological surveys and assessment of the impacts of contaminants (metals and organics) on water, sediments, invertebrates and fish. Key areas of experience are:

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA).

Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA)

Chemical analysis of waters, sediments and biota.

Expert Witness on water pollution, fish kills and related issues.

Management of pollution affecting rivers, estuaries and coastal waters.

Compliance audits.

Monitoring the impacts of discharges, engineering works & dredging on the aquatic environment.

Ecological and chemical surveys of fresh, estuarine and marine waters.

Assessing ecological and chemical aspects of pollution.

Conservation assessment of aquatic habitats.

Oil spill sensitivity mapping and contingency planning.

OTHER EXPERIENCE.

Assessment of contaminated sediments.

Impact of underwater noise, e.g. from quarries and seismic surveys.

Forensic analysis of marine life on bones etc

Toxicity testing.

Satellite and aircraft remote sensing.

Environmental communications and education.

Environmental Management.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS.

BSc Chemistry and Environmental Science (First), University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST), Cardiff. (1978). Specialised in freshwater biology and ecology, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry and radiochemistry.

PhD 'Environmental Effects of Discharges to the Littoral Zone of the Humber Estuary'. Department of Zoology, University of Hull. (1982). Research included studies of benthic invertebrates at polluted & unpolluted sites; analysis of metals in fauna & sediments; analysis of hydrocarbons in sediments; invertebrate toxicity testing & satellite remote sensing of discharges.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS.

Chartered Chemist (CChem) qualification (1981) from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Member of the Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management (MCIWEM) (1988).

Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) from the Society for the Environment (2004).

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL AND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS.

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC).

Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM) and has also served on the panel which interviews potential new members.

Member of the Marine Biological Association, UK.

Member of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association.

Member of the Freshwater Biological Association.

Member of the British Ecological Society.

EMPLOYMENT

Launched Aquatic Environmental Consultants in 1982 to provide industry, engineering consultancies and regulatory organisations with advice on monitoring and predicting the effects of discharges, spills and engineering works on aquatic ecosystems. Now an established freelance environmental consultant. In January 2004 the name of the consultancy was changed to Aquatonics Ltd.

Dr Smith has travelled quite widely in Africa (Senegal, Gambia, Tunisia, Zanzibar and Kenya) and has worked in Ireland, Norway, Oman, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bermuda, Madagascar, India, Thailand and Hong Kong. Details are provided in the list of contracts. He works well with people of all nationalities and cultures, and finds it relatively easy to adapt to local conditions and cultural norms.

COUNTRY EXPERIENCE.

Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, Madagascar, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Norway, Ireland, UK.

LANGUAGES

English native; French - fair; Spanish - basic.

COMPUTING.

Familiar with:

Internet applications/WWW/e-mail/ftp/html

MS Word, Excel and Access

MS Power Point

Statgraphics and PRIMER

Surfer/Didger

OILMAP Oil Spill Model and associated GIS.

LICENCES HELD

Licence from English Nature under the Wildlife and Countryside Act for surveying the tentacled lagoon worm, Alkmaria romijni.

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