CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a marine environmental consulting firm, and HWCG LLC, a consortium of 18 offshore oil and gas operators, collaborated on the design of a deepwater sampling and monitoring equipment program to support the environmental needs of the offshore industry. The equipment program remains containerized, on standby, and ready to be immediately mobilized in the event a deepwater blowout occurs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
CSA will maintain the equipment on standby for HWCG members and will provide mobilization and deployment services should the equipment be needed for a response.
“By developing this rapid environmental monitoring solution, HWCG has ensured that its members have access to the equipment and services required for environmental preparedness and response,” said Dr. Jodi Harney, Energy Director at CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. and manager of the project. “CSA is proud to serve the environmental needs of the offshore industry.”
CSA brings nearly five decades of experience in marine environmental consulting, preparing environmental assessments worldwide through offices in the United States, the Eastern Mediterranean, Qatar, Trinidad, Brazil, and Australia. CSA’s expertise in coastal, marine, and deep ocean surveys is built on the integration of science, operations, and an understanding of environmental data collection, management, and analysis within geospatial domains.
OSI are proud of our sister company CSAOS and their recent accomplishment, part of a critical environmental monitoring and oil spill response program that we hope to see expand from the Gulf of Mexico into a global effort.