CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) a marine environmental consulting and survey company, announced the expansion of its Northeast Regional Office. The company, whose capabilities include marine survey for submarine cable routes, is moving to a new waterfront location at Prime Marina in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

The new waterfront facility is a significant step for CSA and is needed to accommodate its expanding regional consulting and survey operations. The office provides more space for its growing team of scientists and operational staff, as well as dockage for our nearshore and coastal survey fleet. The expanded facility provides additional office space as well as shop space to store and maintain survey equipment and environmental sampling equipment. As a fully functional marina, the location is ideal for providing in-water vessel mobilization, maintenance, and support. The facility is well positioned to support marine operations in the surrounding area with a fleet of coastal and nearshore research vessels and autonomous survey vessels (ASVs).

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The East Greenwich site is well suited to support vessels conducting the marine surveys for offshore wind cables in the northeastern United States – a rapidly growing market.  Located on Narragansett Bay, East Greenwich is centrally located in terms of planned offshore cable projects.  It is within easy reach of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) designated wind energy areas (WEAs) off the coast.  These WEAs will eventually be the home to numerous offshore wind farms providing clean electricity not just to Rhode Island but to Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York as well.  Some of the export cables for these wind farms will be routed directly into Narragansett Bay, while others will run just off the Rhode Island coast. 

“CSA is focused on growing our team and capabilities in the North East region. We’re excited to be part of the rapidly expanding Wind Farm Renewables Industry, bringing our advanced technology and innovative survey vessels and equipment to the region. We are most excited about the opportunity to recruit new team members in the region, giving us a local capability that understands and supports local needs and opportunities,” stated Kevin Peterson, CSA’s Chairman and CEO.

"As a Rhode Island native and environmental consultant with a long history of working in the Northeast, this office and location is an ideal fit for our needs and expanding presence in the region,” stated Bob Erickson, CSA’s Northeast Regional Manager.