Since 1970, CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) has performed thousands of studies for over 600 different clients across four primary markets around the world. With over 45 years of experience and expertise, CSA understands how to best focus personnel and capabilities within specific market disciplines to provide the best service possible to our clients. Our markets include:


CSA provides marine environmental consulting services associated with the sustainable exploration, production, and research of energy resources. Although primarily concentrated in the oil and gas industry, CSA also serves renewable alternative energy markets including wind, tidal, solar, and hydroelectric. Most CSAOS energy projects involve identifying and minimizing potential environmental impacts to assist corporations and government agencies in meeting engineering and logistical constraints of energy development and distribution. For energy projects, CSA often offers these services:

  • Evaluating baseline conditions of the existing environment to assess and monitor potential effects of offshore activities
  • Conducting impact assessments that identify environmental consequences early in the project planning and design processes to facilitate preventing, minimizing, and mitigating potential adverse impacts
  • Mitigating, managing, and monitoring identified impacts associated with oil and gas activities.
  • Assisting Energy clients with planning for and responding to oils spills and damage assessments, including the establishment of plans and procedures for environmental monitoring during dispersant use.


Through project management, logistics and scientific expertise, CSAOS has been an integral partner in supporting a variety of infrastructure projects such as submarine cable systems, submarine pipelines, coastal development, construction of artificial reefs and habitats, and marine mining. For infrastructure projects, CSA is capable of providing these services:

  • Permitting, desktop studies and environmental analysis
  • Survey and regulatory support for submarine pipeline projects
  • Artificial reef construction and management
  • Coral and seagrass relocation and habitat restoration
  • Monitoring and mitigation for offshore geological resource mining projects

Ports, Harbors, & Beaches

Ports, harbors, and beaches encompass a significant segment of the marine coastal environment worldwide. CSA provides marine science and mitigation services associated with beach restoration, harbor and channel dredging, borrow and disposal areas and LNG and oil and gas terminals to ensure continuing function and value. For ports, harbors, and beach projects, CSA has the ability to offer these services:

  • Reef, hard bottom and seagrass surveys
  • Seagrass and coral colony relocation
  • Environmental assessments and mitigation plans
  • Marine habitat mapping
  • Hydrographic and bathymetric surveys
  • Biological, geological, chemical and physical oceanographic data collection
  • Long-term biological monitoring for beach restoration and nourishment programs


Working with governments and agencies from a local to international level, CSA provides services that promote and streamline the regulatory process in order to support marine and coastal projects across the world. For government projects, CSA’s team of professionals can supply these services:

  • Permit applications, negotiations and coordination
  • Construction environmental monitoring
  • Impact assessments
  • NEPA-compliant document preparation
  • Risk analysis for linear facility routing and permitting
  • Endangered and threatened species Section 7 consultation
  • Habitat assessment and surveying

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