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HBW Resources and CSA Ocean Sciences Announce Global Strategic Partnership

HBW Resources

HBW Resources, LLC (HBW), an integrated strategic consulting and advocacy firm focused on energy and transportation issues, and CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a firm specializing in services related to environmental impacts of activities throughout the world, have announced a global strategic partnership to perform a variety of services in support of offshore commercial projects worldwide. This new offering will combine HBW’s unique skills in consulting and advocacy for energy and transportation projects with CSA’s offshore environmental expertise to present a combined level of global capabilities that is unmatched.

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CSA Supports BOEM Launch of Programmatic EIS Public Engagement Website

BOEM Programmatic EIS

The revolutionary website and GeoPortal are meant to encourage robust and expanded public engagement through innovative processes and pathways.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) has successfully assisted the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in the development of a public engagement website and online GeoPortal associated with the preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program ( BOEM’s vision for the Programmatic EIS scoping process is to engage a wide range of stakeholders and promote a dynamic stakeholder interaction that will comprehensively capture relevant and diverse input as it relates to local expertise and perspectives. The primary website provides access to information regarding the public involvement process, Programmatic EIS education, GeoPortal access, and best practices for formulating comments.

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CSA Announces Patent Award for Marine Sediment Remediation

The patent involves a method and device for remediating sediment around deepwater sites impacted by oil spills or drilling.

CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc. (CSA) announced today that it has been awarded a patent for a method and apparatus meant to assist in the remediation of marine sediment that has been altered as a result of an oil spill, drilling discharge or other discharges of organic compounds.

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CSA Directs Build of Mobile Laboratories for Oil Spill Response

The mobile container units will enable marine environmental sampling and monitoring equipment to be rapidly mobilized in response to an oil spill

Energy operators committed to deepwater drilling in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico now have access to a suite of marine environmental sampling and monitoring equipment to be used during response to an oil spill. On behalf of the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) and BP Exploration & Production Inc. (BP), CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc. (CSA) has developed mobile operational and laboratory containers that meet the standards of Det Norske Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

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CSA to participate in upcoming ASWM Seagrass Restoration Webinar

Dr. Mark Fonseca of CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) will help host an Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) webinar entitled “Temperate and Tropical/Subtropical Seagrass Restoration: Challenges for the 21st Century” on January 20, 2015.  This presentation will review the status of status of the science for seagrass restoration and mitigation with a worldwide perspective. The presentation will include review of current challenges, such as understanding the importance of disturbance in site selection and stability, applying economic evaluation, applying landscape principles and management of species with diverse life histories. Strategies for the future engagement will be outlined including the need for more site specific training and the addressing the current general lack of appreciation and application of the historical science base.

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CSA Successfully Relocates South Florida Corals

The firm helped move numerous species in support of a submarine cable installation.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is currently monitoring the health of 149 corals successfully relocated in association with a submarine fiber optic cable system laid offshore Hollywood, Florida in the fall of 2013. The cable system traverses nearly 17,500 km (10,875 mi) of seafloor and now connects Florida to South America, the Caribbean, and Central America. CSA provided comprehensive consulting services for the initial acquisition of the cable’s permits and also served as the permitting agent to ensure compliance regarding pre-installation, post-installation, mitigation, and monitoring.

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CSA Mobilizes Newest Survey Vessel to the Cayman Islands

The CSA Surveyor will tackle a number of complex geophysical surveying tasks.

The newest addition the CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) fleet is the CSA Surveyor, a 28-ft vessel that will help expand the firm’s marine services and capabilities around the globe. After undergoing various sea trials, testing, and upgrades, CSA has mobilized the vessel for work in the Cayman Islands to support numerous environmental and geophysical surveying efforts. The CSA Surveyor’s current configuration enables the vessel to conduct multi-beam, sub-bottom, side-scan, magnetometer, and various other remote-sensing surveys. The vessel can also be outfitted with an Inspection Class ROV system as well as water profiling, water collection, and plankton sampling equipment.

CSA Surveyor in CaymanEasily shipped around the world or trailered domestically, the CSA Surveyor has a number of features that make it suitable for a wide variety of marine environments. Of particular note is the ship’s DT Marine slip-ring winch with over 1,000 m of conducting cable. The vessel also boasts aft and forward A-frames with cable counter sheaves, a davit with an electric winch, and a pivoting side pole. Twin inboard diesel engines, autopilot capabilities, and an air-conditioned cabin help support a crew of up to 6 individuals perform effectively and efficiently. Commenting on the importance of this addition to the firm’s fleet, Gordon Stevens, CSA’s Marine Services Business Line Manager, said, “The CSA Surveyor is unique and offers a combination of capabilities often difficult to find on a single boat. We can mobilize quickly to meet the needs of a diverse range of projects in any number of locations. Our ability to serve clients successfully and provide lasting value has increased exponentially.”

For more information regarding the CSA Surveyor and its abilities, please contact Gordon Stevens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (772) 219-3087.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Becomes Esri Business Partner

CSA joins a network of firms recognized for geospatial expertise and GIS services

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is pleased to announce that through its GeoSpatial Services (GSS) business line it has recently become an Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.) Business Partner, joining a network of some of the most innovative and successful companies employing Esri geospatial technology and services worldwide.

Esri develops and markets its proprietary geographic information system (GIS) software, data, web, and professional services solutions, and the Esri Partner Network was created as a global network of companies employing strategies to deliver cutting-edge geospatial solutions utilizing Esri technology as the foundation of their services. As a member, CSA will be able to leverage Esri’s technological and marketplace resources to develop and expand its own business offerings derived from the Esri software platform.

Keith VanGraafeiland, CSA’s GSS Business Line Manager, explains, “This partnership is monumental for CSA. It provides a great opportunity as we move forward in crafting our own vision for providing superior quality solutions that capitalize on the support offered by a distinguished corporation such as Esri.”

This partnership is a testament to CSA’s consistent pursuit of advanced geospatial work and dedication to high-quality science that is the backbone of the firm’s success. As an Esri Business Partner, CSA is accredited by a worldwide leader in geospatial technology and is recognized for its technical expertise, unique GIS services and solutions, and commitment to implementing Esri technology for the success of its clients and end users.

For more information on CSA’s GeoSpatial Services capabilities, visit our website at, call 772-219-3000, or follow us on twitter at @CSA_GSS.

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