CSA Ocean Sciences Bolsters US West Coast Offshore Survey Capabilities

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), an international marine environmental consulting and survey company, announces that CSA has been granted a non-exclusive General Offshore Geophysical Survey Permit by the California State Lands Commission (CSLC).

This permit grants CSA with all the required permissions to conduct low-energy marine surveys within a three-mile zone from the mean high tide line up and down California's coast.

CSA Logo 1With this permit in hand, CSA is fully poised to leverage its renowned, 54-year marine consultancy expertise to actively contribute to California’s published goal to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2045, and in particular the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s strategic plan to develop up to 25 gigawatts of offshore wind.

This General Offshore Geophysical Survey Permit allows CSA to support complex offshore energy development plans with scientifically robust marine data acquisition and marine environmental consultancy services, and ultimately support California's commitment to sustainable ocean management. In the immediate future, that means providing regional offshore planners with the survey teams, technologies, and subject matter expertise to execute multidisciplinary surveys designed to determine the most non-invasive and least environmentally impactful installation and monitoring procedures for critical floating offshore wind infrastructures.

More specifically, the permit will enable CSA to support offshore clients to run coastal and seafloor characterization studies; inspect new and existing subsea structures; identify faults or geophysical hazards that could jeopardize installation or maintenance plans; and map local sea life to inform any necessary mitigation plans.

The CSLC's General Permit Program requires strict adherence to environmental protection measures. Surveys conducted by CSA will follow stringent protocols to minimize potential impacts on marine life and the environment.

"As true to the day we opened our doors for business in 1970, we remain fully committed to environmentally responsible data acquisition and marine survey practices," Kevin Peterson, CSA’s CEO, added. "We look forward to working closely with regulatory agencies and stakeholders to ensure all related activities are conducted with the utmost care and consideration for the long-term health of our ocean."

About CSA

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. brings more than five decades of experience in marine environmental assessments in the US and internationally, with offices in the United States, the Eastern Mediterranean, Trinidad, Suriname, Brazil, and Australia. CSA’s expertise in coastal, marine, and deep ocean surveys is built on the integration of science, operations, and an understanding of environmental data collection, management, and analysis within geospatial domains. For more information on CSA’s range of marine environmental consulting services, please visit

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