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Expanding a Popular Flood Exposure Tool
We recently assisted our client, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management, with updating one of their most popular tools, the Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper. Our staff provided data management, content development, and outreach support to expand the coverage to the U.S. Great Lakes for some of the flood layers, as well as to include tsunami zones for the East Coast. With this update, users can now view people, places, and natural resources exposed to new flood risks in areas previously not available.
In addition, our communication specialist recommended a higher level of outreach efforts for this expansion to more broadly advertise the implications for the Great Lakes region. This led to engaged interest from NOAA, congressional notifications, a press release, and social media rollouts.
Visit NOAA’s Digital Coast to explore this tool.
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Diesel Leak Remediation
Our employee owners have been supporting a remediation project in the Philippines. Diesel fuel leaked from a storage tank and seeped into the groundwater and soil. Emergency measures were taken but clean-up was delayed due to COVID restrictions. After some of the more strict COVID restrictions were lifted, CSS scientists joined the environmental due diligence…
Supporting Safety In Higher Education Laboratories
In the past two years we’ve expanded our safety portfolio to supporting colleges and universities, ensuring their laboratories meet industrial hygiene and safety standards. Our staff member leading the effort is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and member of the Remote Industrial Hygiene and Safety Support Team. Our short-term projects…
Installing Environmental Monitoring Stations
Our field crews installed/updated two environmental monitoring stations in remote locations in the Pacific Northwest. Multiple types of sensors were installed including air and soil temperature, precipitation, soil moisture and soil redox potential. These stations provide data for designing and evaluating soil remediation projects for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development. Installing…