I. M. Systems Group, Inc.


I. M. Systems Group (IMSG) is a leading provider of innovative science and technology services to government agencies across the globe.  IMSG specializes in advising government agencies to predict, prepare for and respond to natural and manmade disasters.  We tackle complex challenges ranging from fisheries management, severe weather and sea level rise to food and water security, developing cutting edge science and technology solutions, integrating satellites, GIS and high-performance computing capabilities.

IMSG is a major partner with NOAA, providing science and technology services in many of NOAA’s line offices, including the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the National Ocean Service (NOS), the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS).



Battelle operates two applied marine sciences laboratories, providing a science-based approach to manage and protect coastal and marine systems and other water resources. The following is a set of relevant capabilities:

  • Develop, evaluate and apply methods and technologies for detecting, quantifying and characterizing changes in and the restoration of the environment including advanced mathematical models
  • Develop information systems to collect, maintain and analyze environmental data
  • Conduct vessel-based scientific sampling, monitoring and research
  • Deploy and develop sub-sea and surface technology
  • Support Marine Spatial Planning technology and implementation
  • Facilitate public participation and stakeholder coordination
  • Excel in regulatory support (NEPA, MMPA, ESA, NRDA, Clean Water, CZMA, NPDES, etc.)
  • Internationally recognized experts in analytical chemistry, wetland and coastal ecology, ecotoxicology, marine biology, modeling and remote sensing
  • Measure trace substances (organic chemicals and metals) and determine safe levels in the marine environment
  • Use satellite information and other remote sensing techniques to map, measure and model ocean activities. The information aids environmental cleanup and
  • Informs surveys of natural resources, coastal security and emergency response

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography


For more than 50 years, ASLO has been a leading professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science, working to provide for their needs at all phases of professional development. ASLO is best known for its highly rated research journals, its interdisciplinary meetings and its special symposia. The society supports increasingly important programs in public education and outreach and public policy. It strives to encourage student participation and to increase opportunities for minorities in the aquatic sciences. ASLO’s mission statement is:

ASLO fosters a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest. Its products and activities are directed toward these ends.

American Rivers


American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams.  Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations.  Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. 

Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 100,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide.

Through our work in five key program areas – Rivers and Global Warming, River Restoration, River Protection, Clean Water and Water Supply – American Rivers is working to protect our remaining natural heritage, undo the damage of the past and create a healthy future for our rivers and future.