Five championship cup style trophies with gold stars all around.

A big congratulations to Aurora Justiniano-Santos, our environmental scientist in Puerto Rico, for receiving a Program Manager’s Spotlight Award─one of our company’s highest awards─for going above and beyond her role. Aurora was nominated by her division lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management for assisting the client during a sensitive and difficult situation that has been gaining public, political, and environmental attention. She provided timely, frequent, and high-level information and talking points for this ongoing and high profile issue. Having her on-the-ground intel was extremely valuable to the office’s senior federal leadership who are navigating this issue and responding to media inquiries as the events unfold and continue.

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Contributing to Wind Energy Area Designations 

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced two Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the Gulf of Mexico. The WEAs are located off the coasts of Galveston, Texas, and Lake Charles, Louisiana and have the potential to power nearly three million homes.   BOEM collaborated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to identify…

New Contract. Same Great Work.

We’re pleased to announce a new small business joint venture with Paul Bechtel & Associates (PB&A), which was awarded a 5-year contract to continue supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs.  For 40 years our staff have supported EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs in the review and evaluation of pesticide data.…

Examining Cetaceans for Contamination and Pathogens

CSS has employee owners who are experts in monitoring cetacean health. Several CSS scientists supporting NOAA’s Centers for Coastal Ocean Science have recently conducted research and tests on marine mammals to explore uncommon behaviors and causes for strandings. View some examples of this research below. Microplastics are becoming increasingly abundant in coastal and marine environments.…