Marine Science

Marine Ecology

  • Multidisciplinary oceanographic studies

  • Synthesis of ecosystem structure and function

  • Staffing a chief scientist on interdisciplinary oceanographic cruises

  • Environmental impacts of oil spills on seabirds, shorebirds, and marine mammals

  • At-sea distribution and abundance of marine debris, plastic, and tarballs

  • Studies of plastic ingestion in seabirds

Marine Mammals

  • Shipboard sampling with line-transect methodology; analysis of line-transect data

  • Baseline studies for offshore oil and nearshore wave energy developments

  • Baseline surveys for proposed large-scale coastal developments

  • The biology of threatened/endangered marine mammals

  • NEPA documentation and permitting support focusing on marine mammals and threatened/endangered marine mammals

Oil Spill Response

  • Rapid response to at-sea oil spills to assess acute impacts and guide habitat protection efforts

  • Design and implementation of studies to assess long-term impacts and recovery of wildlife and their habitats

  • Species-specific studies focused on endangered species and species of conservation concern

  • Subject matter experts for review of issues pertaining to marine birds and mammals

  • Litigation support

Seabirds

  • At-sea sampling with line-transect methodology; analysis of line-transect data

  • Studies and monitoring of populations and biology of nesting seabirds

  • Baseline studies at offshore oil and nearshore wave-energy developments

  • Radar-based studies of movement patterns, spatial abundance, and flight altitudes

  • Studies and technical expertise for endangered seabirds (e.g., Kittlitz’s Murrelet, Newell’s Shearwater, Hawaiian Petrel, Spectacled Eider, Steller’s Eider)

  • Baseline surveys for proposed large-scale coastal developments

  • Impacts of marine fisheries on seabirds

  • NEPA documentation and permitting support focusing on seabirds and threatened/endangered seabirds