Sub-contracted through NetSurvey to provide Marin Mätteknik AB with a Quality Control and Reporting Manager onboard the MV Icebeam for the MCA Lyme Bay – Natural England survey. The 300 square kilometre survey area is a combined project undertaken by the MCA and Natural England, with assistance from the UKHO. Natural England have been working as the Government’s statutory advisor to identify and propose examples of marine habitats around the coast of England for designation as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs). Lyme Bay contains a wide variety of reef features, occurring as outcropping bedrock (including igneous, chalk, mudstone and limestone – the area is adjacent to the spectacular Jurassic Coast). The reef areas are interspersed with patches of gravel, sand and muddy sediments, leading to a diverse range of seabed habitats. A recent study has identified this area as having particularly high species richness, and labelled it as a marine biodiversity hotspot. The acquired Kongsberg EM3002 dual-head multibeam data was verified using Caris HIPS and Fledermaus. A Report of Survey was compiled and submitted to the UKHO, along with high-resolution FM Geocoder backscatter data and seabed samples to support seabed classification.