Wave Action is a consultancy partnership with a diverse range of experiences, skills and passion for wilderness and the natural world.
Building on 25 years experience working with responsible extractive companies, conservation NGO’s and Government agencies, we focus on avoidance and management of impacts where humans and wildlife interact. Our specialist areas cover impacts on biodiversity related to both oil & gas and renewable energies, in addition to mining and multi-sector marine use.
With decades of experience at sea and maintaining boats, we provide specialist advice to clients looking to purchase or commission a new-build sailing boat. We offer world-class guidance whether you’re looking to purchase your first boat, or looking for a highly customised, high-latitude expedition yacht. We are able to work with the builder of your choice.
In March 2017, Colin Speedie’s new book will be published by Wild Nature Press. The book is a journey amidst wild seas, places, people and conservation history in the battle of hunting and protection of the iconic Basking Shark. Colin
We live in a high-tech world that sometimes seems to leave the human element behind in the endless dash for speed. And, as a result, perhaps we don’t see what is going wrong with our planet as we fly heedlessly
Every year we conduct two weeks of basking shark transect surveys in the Sea of the Hebrides and the Minch on the west coast of Scotland – this not only allows us to monitoring the hotspot sites we identified during
This year, for the 13th annual National Whale and Dolphin Watch (NWDW), the WiSe Scheme will be joining forces with the Sea Watch Foundation and inviting members of the public to participate in cetacean surveys around the UK from the 26th July
Working on research vessels doing long-distance surveys for sharks, whales and dolphins means that you spend a lot of your time observing and recording. In turn, this suggests to ‘amateur’ onlookers that you’re some kind of magician, with a sixth
The 21st February saw the first anniversary of the launch of the Secchi Disk study and the Secchi App project, the global Citizen Study by Seafarers to study the marine phytoplankton. The Ocean Cruising Club were one of the first
(photo credit: Andreas Trepte (www.photo-natur.de) It’s often said that you never miss something until it’s gone. Living as we do outside this country for most of each year, we’re in something of a unique position to comment on that. Each
We were all shocked to hear of the incident (link to BBC article) at Padstow in the UK’s River Camel estuary in July 2013, where numerous boats were interacting with a pod of bottlenose dolphins repeatedly for several hours. This