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CSA Completes Seagrass Mitigation for Miami Harbor

Miami Seagrass Restoration for Dredging Project

One of the largest seagrass mitigation projects undertaken in the U.S. created over 17 acres of seagrass habitat in Biscayne Bay

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) has successfully completed the transplantation of over 115,000 seagrass plants into a newly filled dredge hole north of the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami, Florida as part of the overall environmental mitigation requirements for the deepening and widening of Miami Harbor. CSA was part of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock LLC (GLDD) team that was awarded the prime contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The “deep dredge” project took two years to complete and is the first federal navigation project in the southeast built to accommodate post-Panamax vessels.

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CSA Utilizes Unique GIS Software for Underwater Survey

Full Motion Video Screen Capture

The full motion video suite allows for efficient collection of geospatially articulated information.

Utilizing full motion video (FMV) technology, CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) marine biologists have successfully conducted an underwater biodiversity survey. FMV is defined as digital video with integrated geospatial information (real-time latitude and longitude) and relates the video to other geospatially defined attributes, such as multi-beam bathymetry, in space and time. Unlike older technologies where static time and latitude and longitude were “burned” into the digital image, the spatial and temporal information associated with FMV can be accessed by geographic information systems (GIS). The result is a powerful tool for capturing geospatially articulated information from within the video image and rendering that information into a GIS for further analysis.

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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 ( 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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