Predictive Modeling/Spatial Planning, NY Bight

CSS designed and implemented this integrated data acquisition, data management, and statistical predictive modeling to assess the technical feasibility of selecting optimal locations for placing wind farms while minimizing impacts to seabirds. We developed regional ecosystem maps delineating seabird species occurrence and abundance, integrating NOAA’s oceanic and atmospheric observational data. We coordinated this effort with NOAA partners including BOEM, USGS, USFWS, DOE; state, regional, industry, and academic groups; and NGOs. This project received the NOAA Bronze Medal

Additional Projects

Analytical Support for the Drinking Water Emergency in Hawaii

In response to the Red Hill Drinking Water Emergency, CSS staff mobilized on Christmas Day to set up mobile laboratory assets to analyze drinking water samples and confirm that the drinking water in residential homes was safe for human consumption.

Cleaning Up the National Anthrax Attack

Challenge CSS working alongside of the U. S. Centers for Disease Control characterized the extent of building contamination and subsequently determined that the entire 100,000 foot building and contents would need to be decontaminated. A novel method needed to be developed and implemented for cleaning the massive number of mail pouches, packages and artifacts destined…

Emergency Response Planning for New York City

CSS’ staff worked EPA Consequence Management Advisory Division (CMAD) to develop an integrated framework for responding if a biological agent was released over a wide area in New York City.

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Environmental Resource Assessment & Management

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Earth & Space Science Support & Operations

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