At IWDG Consulting we specialise in a range of whale, dolphin and porpoise consultancy services to meet all of your cetacean survey, monitoring and assessment needs. These include boat and land-based surveys, static and passive acoustic monitoring and photo-id among others.
Our work is routinely used by clients to inform Natura Impact Assessments, Environmental Impact Assesments and Strategic Environmental Assessments, and to prepare Marine Mammal Risk Assessments.
Who owns IWDG Consulting
IWDG Consulting is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG). It was formally established in 2015 to consolidate the consultancy work of the IWDG and promote its services and resources. The IWDG is a registered charity (CHY 11163) and limited company (No: 332093) and is “dedicated to the conservation and better understanding of whales, dolphins and porpoise in Irish waters”. See the IWDG website for more information on the group.
Cetacean consulting that helps whale and dolphin conservation
When you choose to work with IWDG Consulting you can be confident that as well as engaging a team with unparalleled cetacean expertise, you also making a valuable contribution to cetacean conservation in Ireland.
All profits from our consulting work go directly to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), helping to run core activities like coordination of its nationwide Stranding and Sighting Schemes, the preparation of policy and best practice documents and the promotion of whale and dolphin conservation and awareness in Ireland.
Experience you can trust, data you can rely on
Since completing its first contracted survey in 2007, IWDG Consulting has evolved into a highly experienced, credible and efficient arm of the IWDG. Through IWDG Consulting you have access to the most experienced cetacean researchers in Ireland, backed up by access to the most complete and up-to-date data available on whales, dolphins and porpoises in Irish waters.
Browse through the site to find out more about the services we offer, or get in touch if you’re ready to discuss your project in more detail.