Floor Heinis obtained a doctorate in Natural Sciences in 1993 at the University of Amsterdam. Since then she has been working as a consultant specialised in freshwater, estuarine and marine ecology on the interface between scientific research and environmental policy. From 1988 to 1999 she was an associate at AquaSense Consultants. Since then she has been working as a free-lance consultant specialised in the assessment of effects of infrastructural projects on the natural environment. She was responsible for the marine ecological issues in the EIA of Maasvlakte 2 and various underlying studies.
Articles By Floor Heinis
TNO’s acoustic surveys of dredgers during all phases of the dredging cycle showed that permanent hearing threshold shift was not exceeded in any cases studied or in any species in question.
Lessons learnt when planning the construction of the new Rotterdam port extension about the uncertainties of environmental effects on a Natura 2000 site may be applicable to other situations.