With many years of experience, OikoM has prepared and coordinated a significant number of Environmental Impact Studies for a wide range of projects in both public and private sectors (renewable energy sources, tourism investments, hydraulic works, road projects, port facilities, etc.), whether in protected areas or not.
Among the significant projects in this field are major investment plans for which OikoM Ltd. took on the assessment of their feasibility, redesigning them (when necessary), supporting them with the Permitting Authority, and obtaining their final licensing.
A fundamental component of environmental permitting is the Special Ecological Assessment, which is conducted to examine the “appropriate assessment” of the impacts of a project within a Natura 2000 Network area (Article 6 of Directive 92/43/EEC).
Focusing on conservation objectives, it emphasizes the consequences of the project under licensing in relation to the integrity of the specific area. Fieldwork is required to collect data (avifauna, bats, habitat types, etc.) for its preparation.
Among the significant projects in this field are Special Ecological Assessments for a wide range of projects in protected areas, Special Areas of Conservation, and Special Protection Areas. Fieldwork is carried out by OikoM’s staff/specialist scientists or selected external collaborators from various specialties with whom the company maintains long-term cooperation.