CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a marine environmental consulting firm that specializes in multidisciplinary projects concerning potential impacts of activities in coastal and marine ecosystems, today announced that Mr. Jason Clermont has joined the Team at CSA’s Northeast Regional Office, as a Project Scientist. Mr. Clermont will use his wide-ranging experience to support a variety of CSA’s global scientific efforts.
Dr. Mark Fonseca, CSA’s Vice President–Science also commented, “We are very happy to welcome Mr. Clermont to CSA, he brings valuable knowledge and experience to CSA as we continue to develop our initiatives in the Northeast.”
Mr. Clermont is a fisheries biologist with an extensive background in marine conservation, marine technical operations, collaborative fisheries research, and offshore oceanographic and fisheries surveys. He has considerable experience with all aspects of research project management and execution, including research design and proposal drafting, permit acquisition, procurement and outfitting, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, budget management, and dissemination of project results.
“I’m eager to apply my knowledge and skills to support CSA’s environmental initiatives,” stated Mr. Clermont. “The combination of sound science, cutting-edge technology, and rigorous data analysis employed by CSA is particularly exciting and I’m very much looking forward to being a part of their Team.”
Prior to enrolling in the Biology Master of Science (MS) program at East Carolina University, Mr. Clermont was a Research Associate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where he worked in a research laboratory and participated in at-sea oceanographic research cruises. After receiving his MS from East Carolina University, Mr. Clermont helped to support sustainable fisheries initiatives at the New England Aquarium and served as the Technical Science Coordinator at the Sea Education Association. Before joining CSA, Mr. Clermont spent 3 years at the Coonamessett Farm Foundation, where he oversaw collaborative fisheries research projects with commercial fishers and served as the Principal Investigator and Chief Scientist for the Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Habitat Mapping Camera survey.