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Energy & Environment Holding and CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Announce Joint Venture

CSA Ocean Sciences (Doha) LLC

CSA and EEH have teamed to expand their capabilities in Qatar.

DOHA, QATAR – Energy & Environment Holding (EEH), an independent consulting firm specializing in energy, environment, privatization, and sustainable development based in Doha, Qatar, and CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a firm specializing in services related to environmental impacts from offshore oil and gas and construction activities worldwide, have announced the formation of their new joint venture CSA Ocean Sciences (Doha) LLC. The board of directors for the joint venture is chaired by HE Sheikh Jabor bin Yusef bin Jassim al-Thani, principal holder of EEH, and includes members Roudi Baroudi, Chief Executive Officer of EEH and Robert Mulcahy, Chief Operating Officer of CSA.

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Dr. Mark Fonseca Presents Anthropogenic Impacts Study

Benthic Ecology

Study provides new quantitative insights on shoreline erosion due to boat wakes in estuarine settings of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

Dr. Mark Fonseca, Vice President, Science at CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), presented the results of recent research in the Anthropogenic Impacts session of the Benthic Ecology Meeting Society (BEMS) held 4-7 March 2015 in Quebec City, Canada. BEMS is a non-profit organization with a mission to share and promote benthic ecosystems research. Their annual meetings draw hundreds of scientists from around the world, covering topics from Arctic ecosystems to coral reef ecology.

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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 (www.BOEMoceaninfo.com). 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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