Acoustics Characterizing Noise Associated with Marine Energy

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Decommissioning Oil Platforms—An Ecosystems Services Approach

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Alaska LNG Sediment Modeling

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Douglas Harbor Dredging: Alaska

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Waves Anywhere: Real-Time Wave Modeling at Integral

Waves Anywhere: Real-Time Wave Modeling at Integral Waves Anywhere: Real-Time Wave Modeling at Integral OUR CHALLENGE Although forecast wave models are publicly available and widely used in the scientific community, implementation of real-time forecast modeling is generally limited to government organizations.  There...

Ecosystem Impacts for Matilija Dam: California

Ecosystem Impacts for Matilija Dam: California Ecosystem Impacts for Matilija Dam: California OUR CHALLENGE Originally built in 1947 to store water for agriculture, the Matilija Dam in California has been obsolete for more than 20 years—trapping more than 6 million cubic yards of sediment and blocking access to...

Deepwater Horizon—Information Management for NRDA: Louisiana

Deepwater Horizon—Information Management for NRDA: Louisiana Deepwater Horizon—Information Management for NRDA: Louisiana OUR CHALLENGE The Deepwater Horizon accident was unprecedented with regard to the volume and urgency of data to be collected, organized, shared, and evaluated.  A broad range of data types including in-water...

Arctic Coastal Erosion, Coastal Hazards Evaluation: Alaska

Arctic Coastal Erosion, Coastal Hazards Evaluation: Alaska Arctic Coastal Erosion, Coastal Hazards Evaluation: Alaska OUR CHALLENGE Permafrost along Alaska’s north slope comprises 34% of the world’s coastlines. Due to heightened wave activity and temperatures, erosion of the permafrost coastline around Drew Point can exceed...