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Dr. Teresa Thorpe Joins CSA Ocean Sciences as Proposal Coordinator

STUART, FLORIDA - CSA Ocean Sciences Inc., a marine environmental consulting firm that specializes in multidisciplinary projects concerning potential impacts of activities in coastal and marine ecosystems, today announced that Dr. Teresa Thorpe has joined the Team at CSA’s headquarters in Stuart, Florida, as the new Proposal Coordinator. Dr. Thorpe will take charge of managing and coordinating all aspects of CSA’s proposal efforts and provide technical and scientific editing support for the diverse studies produced by CSA scientists.

Dr. Thorpe comes to CSA with an extensive background in all aspects of proposal and project management. After completing her studies at King’s College, London, she was the Senior Biologist with a team from the University of Surrey, UK, that developed a water quality management strategy for small island resources in the Caribbean for the Overseas Development Agency. She then spent 14 years as a Research Biologist at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she developed proposals and acquired government and non-government funding to conduct commercial and recreational fisheries-based research. Dr. Thorpe relocated to Florida in 2011, where she garnered extensive experience as a Science Editor, conducting technical and scientific editing and peer reviews for manuscript journal submissions.

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CSA Implements Innovative Technology for Tracing Sewage Outfalls

CSA Implements Innovative Technology for Tracing Sewage Outfalls

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is utilizing advance echosounder technology to examine sewage outfalls off the north coast of Puerto Rico, and has proven quite successful in terms of letting researchers “visualize” what’s going on.

Since 1999, CSA has performed comprehensive environmental monitoring for the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) as a subcontractor to CH2M to evaluate compliance with receiving water quality standards and describe environmental conditions around six offshore submarine discharges. Typical studies conducted by CSA and CH2M during the past 14 years include mixing zone studies, sediment sampling and testing, measurement of water column properties such as pH, dissolved oxygen, and currents, and water quality sampling of influent, effluent, and receiving water.

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CSA Maps Published in Water Atlas

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a marine environmental consulting firm specializing in spatial data collection, analysis, and management, is featured in Water: An Atlas, a map collection published by the non-profit group Guerilla Cartography. The group uses cartography and collaboration to tell stories about global issues. Water: An Atlas can be viewed online at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xln-2WdkA9WT95dFzYk_WO_JML2Jd-nr/view?usp=sharing.

Two maps in the Atlas are contributions from the CSA Environmental Data and Geospatial Services (EDGS) team, highlighting recent projects in the marine environment: Tampa Bay Hard Bottom Monitoring (Feature 72) and Oil and Gas Environmental Monitoring Offshore Gabon, West Africa (Feature 156).

CSA’s EDGS team integrates Geographic Information System (GIS) tools and techniques in nearly every project we conduct. From data-rich maps to a web-based environmental Common Operating Picture (eCOP), our EDGS products are fundamental to the environmental services we provide clients in the United States and internationally.

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CSA and HWCG Deliver Rapid Monitoring Solution for O&G Operators in the Gulf of Mexico

Rapid Monitoring Solution for O&G Operators in the Gulf of Mexico

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a marine environmental consulting firm, and HWCG LLC, a consortium of 18 offshore oil and gas operators, collaborated on the design of a deepwater sampling and monitoring equipment program to support the environmental needs of the offshore industry. The equipment program remains containerized, on standby, and ready to be immediately mobilized in the event a deepwater blowout occurs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

The offshore oil and gas industry requires access to deepwater equipment, instruments, and services to support environmental monitoring for life of field activities, including exploratory drilling, development activities, and production. Equipment and instruments that can probe deepwater areas are highly specialized and require dedicated maintenance, mobilization, and deployment services to ensure utility, safety, and data quality.

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CSA Engineer to be Honored at Australasian Oil and Gas Conference

At the Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) conference this week in Perth, Australia, Environmental Risk Engineer Sarah Watson of CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) will be honored by the Wavemakers Project as one of the 12 top women in the subsea industry in Australia.

The Women In Subsea Engineering (WISE) launched the Wavemakers Project to bring attention to the work of females in the subsea industry and to encourage young women to pursue education and careers in the fields of science and engineering.

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CSA Unveils New Deepwater Video System

CSA expands deepwater capabilities with new 4k ultra HD video and photo platform

 13 MARCH 2018 – STUART, FLORIDA. CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) has developed a cost-effective deepwater video and photographic data collection platform to service the offshore oil and gas industry’s growing demand for deepwater environmental baseline surveys. The new system is capable of collecting video data in 4k Ultra HD format, which has FOUR times greater resolution than traditional HD video.

Gordon Stevens, CSA Vice President, General Manager explains the overall benefits of these types of camera systems: “The ability to deploy the system in either a drop or towed configuration offers significant cost savings over ROVs or AUVs for deepwater seafloor video collection due to reduced mobilization/demobilization time, lower operational day rates, reduced vessel size requirements, higher production rates, and overall portability. These benefits are passed down to our clients through reduced days at sea and lower project costs overall.”

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Successful Permitting Allowed for Submarine Cable Installation

CSA acquired all marine and coastal environmental permits for the first direct link between Latin America and Africa – the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS)

The Angola Cable’s South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) was successfully completed with the 21 February 2018 cable landing in Fortaleza, Brazil, after traversing 6,200 kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean from Sangano, Angola. Angola Cables reports that SACS, once operational in the third quarter of 2018, will provide a communication capacity of at least 40 Tb/s—opening up the first direct link between Latin America and Africa in the southern hemisphere. The landing ceremony at Praia do Futuro beach, attended by government and Angola Cables representatives, celebrated the opening of the global digital market and enhanced connectivity between Latin America and Africa and the future major enhancement of global telecommunications.

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CSA Strengthens HSSE and Dive Safety Management

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CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Announces New DSO & HSSE Manager

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), known for its integrated approach to science, operations, and safety in the global offshore environment, announces the addition of an experienced and versatile team member Eirik Kydland, who will serve a dual position of Diving Safety Officer (DSO) and Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) Manager at the Stuart, Florida headquarters. Mr. Kydland brings his substantial expertise to support and enhance CSA’s scientific diving program, global health and safety programs, and extensive operational activities in the U.S. and internationally. He will work closely with CSA senior management, scientists, scientific divers, and operations specialists to advance the diving program and continue CSA’s commitment to a robust corporate Safety Culture.

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