Marine Resource/Environmental Mapping

Natural resource or community mapping is an important component of project design, site planning, and resource management. Resource base maps provide the foundation for future monitoring in addition to establishing a comprehensive inventory of the project site's natural resources and the accurate determination of spatial and temporal changes to those resources.

Coastal Systems International, Inc. approach to performing seagrass and benthic community assessments includes:

  • Aerial Photo Interpretation, Digitizing, and Ground-truthing to Delineate Community Coverage.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Biological Assessments of the Health and Composition of the Ecosystems.
  • Identification of Potential Impacts to these Communities as a result of Nourishment and other related Coastal Construction Projects.
  • Development and Implementation of Mitigation and Biological Monitoring programs to determine long-term changes related to Coastal Construction.
Creating Environments

We constructed a complete offshore mooring system for Royal Caribbean in Labadee, Haiti.