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
Contact Robin Lynch (abruzerelynchr at battelle.org)
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.
Contact Adrienne Sponberg (sponberg at aslo.org)
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.
Contact Jim Bradley (jbradley at americanrivers.org)
The American Geophysical Union is a not-for-profit professional society of Earth and space scientists with more than 58,000 members worldwide. Established in 1919 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., AGU advances the Earth and space sciences through its scholarly publications, meetings and conferences, and outreach programs.
Contact Elizabeth Landau, Public Affairs Manager (elandau at agu.org)
The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of 50 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.
Contact Linda Rowan, Director of Geoscience Policy (rowan at agiweb.org)