CSA Holds Ocean Sciences Innovations Workshop

One-day workshop presents new services and products in ocean technology for application in South America

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the recent Ocean Sciences Innovations Workshop co-sponsored by CSA and its Brazilian office, CSA Ciências Oceânicas Ltd. (CSACO).  New services and products in ocean technology for application in Brazil and the rest of South America were presented at an all-day workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 4 June 2013.

CSA and representatives from CSA's various affiliates were on hand to reveal numerous solutions for both immediate and upcoming needs related to balancing industry needs, economic growth, and protection of ecosystem services.  Participants mingled with presenters and exchanged information on emerging issues and strategic and technological solutions for a variety of energy industry and coastal management needs.  This type of collaborative discussion continues the CSA tradition of team building with local talent to help develop sustainable solutions in a cooperative manner.

The wide range of innovative ocean science services and equipment offered by CSA were discussed.  An important topic, ocean sound, was discussed, including marine mammal detection, classification, and location systems.  Real-time ocean observatory development for security and mitigation applications and deep ocean fiber optic network projects for offshore and long-haul communications systems were described.  Tool development was showcased throughout the day, including new autonomous surface and underwater vehicles for survey, security, and ship maintenance as well as a suite of new custom-designed ROV tools.  Case studies for coral and seagrass restoration and relocation around the world were reviewed to demonstrate adaptive strategies that CSA has used to mitigate impacts for a wide variety of coastal stressors on these valuable natural resources. 

For more information regarding the workshop or any of the topics covered during the workshop, contact CSA at 772-219-3000 or csa@conshelf.com or visit our website at www.csaocean.com.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. specializes in consulting services for Federal, State, and private industry clients in multidisciplinary projects, integrating science and technology to evaluate environmental activities throughout the world.  CSA offers a wide variety of services related to environmental management and community planning to support clients working in marine, estuarine, wetland, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats throughout the United States and overseas.


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