Environmental Monitoring is an important tool in assisting decision-makers to make sound decisions and to understand the status of the marine environment. This leads to the further understanding of the potential impacts on the marine environment. Through scientific approach and the experience that AP Marine has acquired, environmental monitoring is carried out to the highest standard with reports compiled to assist bodies which make decision to have a clear and realistic appreciation of the environmental condition of the area in question.
The importance of environmental monitoring lies in the time series which can be created and can act as a comparative tool for annual or biannual surveys. In environments such as the ultra – oligotrophic marine environment of Cyprus, anthropogenic interventions can easily disturb the balance of marine ecosystems so regular monitoring with stringent protocols is a necessity for understanding and managing effectively a fragile system.