Better survey design leads to better outcomes

Get the most our of your investment with bespoke sampling plans tailored to project needs. Delivered by the world’s leading eDNA practitioners.

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"Our innovative partnership with NatureMetrics is more than just a strategic alliance. It's a commitment to harnessing advanced eDNA technologies and global collaboration to drive our sustainability and conservation efforts. It's about utilising our resources wisely and optimising processes to make the best possible decission for our planet's future"
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Linden Coppell

VP of Sustainability and ESG, MSC Cruises

We exceeded our goals, detecting hundreds of additional vertebrate species. Without eDNA and NatureMetrics, we would have been relegated to visual surveys, requiring more field time, and to opportunistic interviews for the other five target species, which are less reliable, auditable, and systematic. The hundreds of other species detections would not have been possible at all.


eDNA has got huge applicability. If we think about early on in the discovery and exploration phase,where our knowledge is limited about the potential biodiversity risk in the area that we might be looking to explore, it’s a critical component to that.

Anglo American

Traditional ecology often capture insufficient data. In contrast, eDNA has facilitated a much better understanding, especially in the case of large deep rivers, allowing for a more comprehensive grasp of the impacts on ecological communities. As a result, appropriate mitigation measures can be implemented


eDNA provides wider ecological datasets that provide us with a tool not only to mitigate any potential impacts from developments but also to evidence the positive ecological impacts that can arise from offshore wind farms in a way we have not been able to do before due to traditional survey method constraints.

Natural Power

EDF Renewables are proud to be a part of this pioneering environmental DNA (eDNA) study with our partners Natural Power and NatureMetrics

EDF Renewables

Advantages of our survey design service


Save time

Embed efficiencies and value creation across a complex surveying portfolio.

Reduce risk

Reduce the risk of missing hard-to-detect, target species.

Increase value

Maximise return-on-investment by amplifying high-quality data collection

eDNA sampling is easy. eDNA survey design can be hard.

Off-the-shelf eDNA surveys can produce sub-optimal outcomes for complex sites and specialist requirements.
Consider bespoke survey design if:
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You’re working across a very large or complex site.

You’re surveying across multiple sampling locations.
If you require a non-standard service, such as mapping.
Budgets are constrained (there’s no room for error).

How it works


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A 30-minute kick-off call and information gathering.

Site analysis

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Remote or in-person.


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Calculation of number and type of kits required based on requirements and site.


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Creation of sampling strategy, including costings and mapping.


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Summary deck and 1-hour review call.


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Two rounds of amendments.

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