Licensing & guidelines
Providing licences for activities on the seabed and around the coast.
We provide licences for many different types of seabed and coastal activity.
Seabed Survey Licences enable applicants to undertake a range of small scale, temporary activities offshore, which physically interact with the seabed, for a maximum period of up to 12 months. These include for geophysical, ecological and meteorological studies, as well as larger scale archaeological projects.
Coastal Survey Licences enable applicants to undertake a range of small-scale commercial survey activities, interacting with the foreshore or seabed, usually for a period of up to 12 months. These are activities that physically interact with the nearshore and seabed of tidal rivers, estuaries and harbours within our ownership.