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With a commitment to using state-of-the-art technology to improve accuracy and efficiency, Normandeau has been developing scientific tools to meet the demand for new, cost-effective ways to identify and address protected species issues. This is evidenced by our innovative technology systems and services:

Acoustic Telemetry

Acoustic Thermographic Offshore Monitoring (ATOM ™) system for wildlife surveys

Aerial High Resolution Imaging

Hydroacoustics

Radio Telemetry

Normandeau Associates, Inc.has completed hundreds of projects encompassing environmental assessments, impact statements, and specialized environmental studies in support of planning activities, design, permitting, construction, and operation of marine and coastal facilities. Normandeau is one of the few science-based environmental consulting firms in the nation that can provide clients with a comprehensive set of technical and professional services ranging from initial field data collection, biological laboratory analysis, analytical modeling and GIS mapping, to strategic consulting, expert testimony and scientific reporting.

We provide clients with the services and expertise to address environmental regulatory requirements, including Federal and state statutes that are often encountered in marine and estuarine studies including:

  • Sections 301, 303, 319, 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (RHA)
  • Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA)
  • Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA)
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)
  • Marine Mammals Protection Act (MMPA)
  • Magnuson-Stevens Act (Essential Fish Habitat (EFH)
  • The Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (Ocean Dumping Act)

Normandeau also provides the following specialized marine and coastal development services:

  • Planning, Siting, Permitting (with extensive NEPA experience)
  • Sediment/Dredge Materials Characterization (sampling/vibracoring, physical analysis, chemical characterization) and disposal alternatives analysis
  • Marine habitat, fisheries assessments and biological surveys (benthic/shellfish assessments, wetlands/SAV's, threatened/endangered species, fisheries/Essential Fish Habitat )
  • Coastal wetland and watershed studies
  • Natural community identification, sampling and mapping (GPS, GIS/CADD, hydrography)
  • Natural resource interpretation of aerial photographs
  • Site conservation planning and preservation design
  • Mitigation planning/design (Beneficial Use, habitat restoration/enhancement)
  • Alternatives evaluation
  • Monitoring (dredging, disposal monitoring; baseline, construction, and post construction monitoring; water quality)
  • Biological laboratory capabilities including identification of benthic and planktonic organisms

Scientists at Normandeau are experienced with a wide range of marine construction techniques and potential associated ecological issues. By addressing issues early in the planning process, our staff can successfully guide project proponents through regulatory hurdles. Combined with our knowledge of the effects of operation, such experience has been brought to the table for submarine gas pipelines and transmission cables, coastal and deepwater ports, and offshore wind as well as for dredging and beach nourishment projects, desalination facilities, and wastewater discharges.

As a science-based environmental consulting firm with over 40 years of experience providing the expertise and services necessary to meet marine and coastal development requirements, Normandeau stands out for its ability to guide you to sound, defensible and reasonable science-based decisions. Contact us today to see how we can help with your project needs.