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CSA and ETS showcase new technology at FSBPA Conference

Miami Seagrass

The two firms join forces to unveil unique technology and services for beach preservation and dredging projects.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) and ETS Worldwide Limited (ETS) will attend the 2016 National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology in early February to unveil recent developments in the beach restoration and dredging markets. CSA will showcase its diverse range of marine resource assessment and monitoring capabilities while ETS will exhibit its next generation sediment tracing technology. The firms have joined forces for a number of upcoming projects in Florida, deploying their new cost saving technologies.

Scientists from CSA will also be presenting their work from recent mitigation efforts on the Miami Harbor Deepening Project. Anne McCarthy and Dr. Mark Fonseca are co-presenting a talk with Eric Summa and Terri Jordan-Sellers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entitled, “The Value of Dredged Material to Ecosystem Restoration and Coastal Resiliency.” Highlights from the talk will include:

  • Over 16 acres of seagrass habitat was created through filling of an old dredge hole with material excavated from the Miami Harbor Deepening Project and upland select fill, followed by seagrass transplantation.
  • CSA transplanted 7.15 acres of seagrass across the 16 acres, making it one of the largest seagrass transplantation projects within the U.S.
  • Monitoring of seagrass 30 days following final planting efforts revealed a survival rate of 97.6%.

In addition, CSA will present Environmental Data and Geospatial Services (EDGS) applications that serve the marine environmental data and geospatial needs of both private industry and government agencies. Originally unveiled at the Esri Ocean GIS Forum, the EDGS team will display its FMVsea application. FMVsea is a Full Motion Video (FMV) service that supports the creation of integrated digital video and GIS products that will revolutionize the collection, interpretation, and visualization of information collected during field surveys. Features include on-the-fly FMV creation, interactive target identification, and a projected field of view bounding box for setting context.

“We’re excited about this opportunity to work with ETS on potential upcoming projects, as well as introducing our new EDGS application and Full Motion Video service at the FSBPA conference,” said Keith Spring, CSA’s Director of the Ports, Harbors, and Beaches group.

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