Baseline, Environmental Impact, and Monitoring Studies

Development projects require that the baseline situation before the project starts is assessed, and that impact on the environmental and social fabric is predicted and monitored. Environmental and social costs versus benefits must be known. Advice is needed on measures to reduce adverse impacts and enhance beneficial ones. ESS implements baseline and impact assessment studies in relation to e.g. mining, energy, forestry and transport development projects.
ESS has executed the following assignments regarding Baseline, Environmental Impact, and Monitoring Studies:

Assignment Period Client
Desk review of the description of marine/ coastal ecosystems 2019 – ongoing ILACO Engineering NV (ILACO)
The Third Party Review for the
Cofferdam- Klaverblad Mine Case
2019 ILACO Engineering NV (ILACO)
Assessment of revegetation success in
industrial gold mine
2017 – ongoing IAmGold Rosebel Gold Mines
Terrestrial and Aquatic Baseline Study in relation to Saramacca Gold Mine Expansion Project (Suriname) 2017 – ongoing IAmGold Rosebel Gold Mines
Terrestrial and Aquatic Baseline Study in relation to Sabajo Gold Mine Expansion Project (Suriname) 2017 – ongoing Newmont Suriname
Facilitate Regular Data Input for the Stock Assessment of the Atlantic Seabob Shrimp Industry in Suriname 2016 – ongoing Nautilus Consultants
Determination of Target Values for Revegetation related to closure of bauxite mines in Suriname 2013 – 2016 SRK (USA) for Suralco
(subsidiairy of ALCOA)
Environmental Characterization and
Assessment of Stowell Landfill
2013 – 2014 Suralco (subsidiary of ALCOA)
Terrestrial Ecological Baseline Study in relation to Wageningen Sugarcane project
(Suriname)
2011 – 2013 ERM (USA) for Staatsolie
Maatschappij Suriname
Terrestrial Ecology Baseline Study in relation
to Merian Gold Mine project (Suriname)
2011 – 2012 ERM (USA) for Surgold
(subsidiairy of Newmont)
Terrestrial Ecology Baseline Study in relation
to Nassau Bauxite Mine project (Suriname)
2010 – 2012 ERM (USA) for Suralco
(subsidiairy of ALCOA)
Scoping study for Environmental Impact Assessment Pokigron – Pusugrunu road
(Suriname)
2010 PROSUR (Suriname) for Suriname
Government
 Evaluation of feasibility of two Oil Palm Plantation projects in Eastern Suriname 2010  The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT; The Netherlands)
Assistance in relation to Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of IIRSA Transport Infrastructure Initiatives in Suriname and Guyana 2007 Royal Haskoning (The
Netherlands) / Sunecon
(Suriname)
Terrestrial Ecology specialist study, as part of
the ESIA of Bakhuis transport project
(Suriname)
2007 SRK consulting (South Africa)
for BHP Billiton