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CSA completes geophysical survey at US offshore wind project

CSA Ocean Sciences has completed a series of geophysical surveys as part of an ongoing campaign of nearshore multidisciplinary marine surveys at a U.S. offshore wind project.

Research vessel Dolphin began the work along a critical export cable route in May at the project located off the Northeastern U.S.

CSA is also conducting benthic surveys in collaboration with MMT US, which includes the collection and scientific analysis of benthic grab samples, the capture of real-time video of the seafloor, and sediment profile imaging.

In addition, CSA will support the collection of geotechnical data following the completion of the benthic campaign.

“We’re excited about the developments in the Northeast, and are investing in our environmental consulting and marine survey capabilities in the region,” said Kevin Peterson, CSA’s CEO.

“We are hiring additional local subject matter experts and technicians to better serve a diverse range of markets with our cutting-edge ocean technology and innovative survey vessels and, in particular, support the rapidly expanding offshore wind industry.”

This is the second fieldwork season for the recently outfitted Dolphin. The 15-meter long research vessel is ported at CSA’s regional office in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.