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CSA Awarded BOEM Renewable Energy Acoustic Propagation Contract

CSA Awarded BOEM Contract

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), along with team members Oasis and TNO, has been awarded a contract from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for the project entitled, “A Parametric Analysis and Sensitivity Study of the Acoustic Propagation for Renewable Energy Sources and Projects” (PASS). The main objective of the PASS study is to standardize modeling approaches for sound propagation from activities associated with offshore renewable energy development for the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. More specifically, the project’s aim is three fold: 1) characterize the sensitivity of the sound field to known variability in propagation conditions for wind farm installation activities, including but not limited to pile driving; 2) improve understanding of shallow water propagation characteristics and the sound field caused by pile driving and related activities; and 3) provide a harmonized methodology for estimating the volume of ocean impacted from each activity.

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CSA Presents Advanced Coastal Aerial Image Analysis Techniques

At this week’s 2017 National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology in Stuart, Florida, scientists from CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) will describe the collection, processing, and analysis of subsea and aerial imagery using Full Motion Video (FMV) tools and other software to examine local and regional environmental issues along our Florida shorelines and waterways, including algal blooms, hardbottom and seagrass mapping, and beach dynamics.

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CSA and NOAA Case Study on Oil Spill Effects on Seagrass


Low-tide photograph of exposed eelgrass bed near Point Pinole, San Francisco Bay, revealing how seagrasses can be exposed to oil on the water surface as the result of tidal stage. Photograph by M. Fonseca.

A review and case study from San Francisco Bay

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is pleased to announce the recent online publication in Marine Pollution Bulletin senior authored by Dr. Mark Fonseca, CSA Vice President - Science. Dr. Fonseca worked in collaboration with NOAA staff from both the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the NOAA Fisheries Restoration Center/Damage Assessment, SW Region to research and draft the article “Susceptibility of seagrass to oil spills: A case study with eelgrass, Zostera marina in San Francisco Bay, USA.”

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CSA Conducts Seagrass Enhancement Project in North Carolina

Engineering wave climate produces additional seagrass cover and in-kind services prior to anticipated project-related effects

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) has been contracted by the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation to conduct novel seagrass enhancement using the manipulation of wind wave energy to provide new and sustained seagrass acreage in anticipation of unavoidable impacts. The Bonner Bridge, which connects Pea and Bodie islands at the Oregon Inlet, is a lifeline for tourism and tropical storm evacuation of the North Carolina northern outer banks—has reached its engineering limits and is slated for replacement. The least impact estimated from the new bridge alignment still requires the recovery of no less than 1.28 acres of highly productive seagrasses (eelgrass [Zostera marina] and shoalgrass [Halodule wrightii]).

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CSA Unveils Risk Management Capabilities in Latest International Venture in Perth, Australia

Deployed Rosette

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) continues to rise to challenges faced by the international oil and gas industry to identify, minimize, and mitigate environmental risk associated with offshore exploration and production activities. CSA announces its international venture in Perth, Australia, which will integrate the company’s international network of marine environmental consulting services with the risk management expertise of Ms. Sarah Watson the regional director and native Australian with extensive global experience in the oil and gas industry.

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Forging Improvements in Oil Spill Response, Dispersant Application, & Monitoring

The Seanic/CSA team will create innovation through a strategic partnership.

Seanic Ocean Systems Inc. (Seanic) and CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) are responding to challenges faced by the oil industry to address increasing regulations and environmental stewardship concerns. This strategic partnership merges technology and environmental expertise with the goal of improving oil spill response equipment and services. Innovative solutions developed by Seanic and CSA will provide much-needed support to the oil industry, which is under increasing pressure to maximize efficiency while minimizing risk and environmental impact.

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CSA Ocean Sciences Receives NOPP Deepwater Canyons Award

CSA joins with multiple agencies and universities in receiving a second award for the team’s successful partnership on the Deepwater Canyons project.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced that the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) will present the 2015 Excellence in Partnering Award to a team, managed by CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), that participated in the Atlantic Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss project. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 23, during Ocean Sciences 2016 in New Orleans..

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