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Earth & Space Science Support & Operations

CSS provides scientific services in support of leading-edge physical, chemical, and biological R&D and technology testing programs designed to improve and protect human health and to investigate ecological processes. We also conduct and provide support for research destined for space. Our services go beyond the science by providing operation and utilization of facilities and equipment necessary for hardware and science payload development and testing.  

Emergency Preparedness & Response

CSS delivers cost-effective, scientifically-sound solutions that align with our clients’ missions, achieve project goals, and most importantly, advance the protection of human health and the environment. We bring 40 years of experience working with federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Emergency Management Agency on diverse environmental disaster preparedness and response efforts. Clients recognize our field, analytical, and technical support staff  for their expertise in chemical, biological, radioactive, and nuclear hazards. We perform research, create guidance documents, conduct field demonstrations, deliver training, and provide analytical services in collaboration with federal researchers and on-scene response staff.  

Environmental Resource Assessment & Management

CSS conducts research and provides science-based solutions on evolving economic, environmental, human health, and social factors which underpin the management strategies for the sustainable use, protection, preservation, and restoration of our freshwater, coastal, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Facilities Operations & Maintenance

CSS provides a broad range of services and solutions to address unique facility operations, maintenance and repair requirements. Our portfolio of facilities we manage include airfields, research laboratories, manufacturing facilities, clean rooms, industrial parks, and multi-tenant facilities. Our customers include Federal and State agencies, commercial businesses, industry organizations and domestic and International academic institutions

Human Health Risk Assessment

CSS offers the full range of environmental toxicology services for Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) – including hazard identification, toxicology assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization – to evaluate concerns to human health and the environment.  We conduct and evaluate studies on the movement, metabolism, degradation, and fate of a broad range of chemicals including pesticides, herbicides, and other agricultural and industrial chemicals, as well as those produced from naturally occurring sources such as harmful algal blooms.

IT Services

CSS provides custom, turn-key Information Technology solutions that meet both the simple and critical needs of an evolving organization. Our solutions range from mission critical applications requiring fault tolerant systems and IT security compliance to managed infrastructure and desktop support. Our team includes solution architects and engineers that help our customers plan, design, test, and maintain their IT solutions.

Safety, Health & Environmental

CSS offers comprehensive Safety, Health, & Environmental (SHE) services designed to protect environmental quality, the workforce, and public health. These were our founding services; we understand how to integrate SHE policies and services across entire organizations and worksites to create more effective and efficient outcomes.

Satellite Data Applications

Earth observations by satellite provide critical data for monitoring and measuring changes to in our planet’s aquatic, terrestrial, and climatic environments, as well as man-made infrastructure and focal points. Shifting through these data, and understanding their power is essential to identifying vulnerabilities and developing forward-thinking solutions to address end-user needs.

Projects

We approach every customer need with “yes, we can do that”. CSS gets things done. Our solutions are tailored for each mission and responsive to every customer requirement. Our projects demonstrate this approach. 

Analytical Laboratory Support for Mass Transit Decontamination Research

CSS helped advance EPA’s body of knowledge for restoring subway systems after a biological incident.

ITC Tank Farm Fire Emergency Response

In response to a dangerous fire EPA ordered CSS’ senior field operations specialists to a facility near Houston where massive tanks stored highly flammable liquids to help manage emergency response activities.

Analysis for Coastal Operational Resiliency

CSS assisted with planning and executing a demonstration of three decontamination technologies on a USCG vessel contaminated with a benign surrogate for anthrax.

Pacific Ecological Services Division Project (PESD)

Since 1996 CSS has conducted field and lab-based research in support of the Pacific Ecological Services Division Project

Analytical Chemistry Support for the US EPA National Aquatic Resource Survey

CSS chemically analyzes hundreds of water samples collected annually from the US EPA’s National Aquatic Resource Survey (NARS), a critical contribution to the EPA assessments of the condition of the nation’s water bodies.

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.

Seafloor Substrate Mapping and Model Validation of Offshore Wind Sites

CSS supported developing a comprehensive seafloor characterization in support of a $3 billion offshore wind energy project in the coastal waters of New York.

Red Hill Drinking Water Crisis

CSS supported the U.S. EPA Red Hill response operations in Hawaii in early 2022.

Ecologically Sound Offshore Wind Development

CSS designed and implemented this integrated data acquisition, data management, and statistical predictive modeling to select optimal wind farm locations while minimally impacting seabirds.

Supporting EPA’s Emergency Response Efforts following Hurricane Harvey

CSS staff served as lead technical advisors on a multi-agency environmental response team after Hurricane Harvey. 

IT Support to NOAA Fisheries

Our IT services support included developing and integrating information management systems central to NOAA Fisheries’ management and protection of living marine resources and their habitats

Mobilizing Onsite at National Special Security Events

CSS operates and maintains EPA mobile analytical units that travel to support multi-agency security efforts during high profile events that draw large crowds.