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
Assessment of re-vegetation 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
Determiniation of Target Values for Re-vegetation related to closure of bauxite mines in Suriname 2013 – 2015 SRK (USA) for Suralco (subsidiaty 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)
 Terrestrial Ecology specialist study,as part of the ESIA of Bakhuis transport project (Suriname)  2007  SRK Consulting (South Africa) for BHP Billiton
 Assistance in relation to Strategic Environmental Assassement (SEA) of IIRSA Transport Infrastructure Initiatives in SUriname and Guyana  2007  Royal Haskoning (The Netherlands) / Sunecon (Suriname)