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Seagrass Restoration for Government Public Works, industry, construction, fish enhancement, carbon sequestration and biodiversity enhancement

 

       Seagrass Restoration

                                    in USA, Caribbean nations, Asian nations:

* Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant. Seagrass restoration mouth of effluent canal. Monitoring biota and chemistry in effluents for 7 years.

 

* Port of Miami. EIS, Survey and map. Environmental design with engineers. Seagrass Mitigation phase I, II, III.

* Homestead, Florida. Marina. Seagrass restoration. 

 

* Watson Island Heliport, Miami, Fl. Survey. Design with engineers for permit.

 

* Florida Keys Bridges (38 bridges). Consultant to Fla. DER and US National Marine Fisheries on design impact minimization for bridges and seagrass restoration for bridges.

 

Rickenbacker Causeway Bridges, Miami, Fl. Seagrass restoration for renovation of bridges. 

 

* Julia Tuttle bridges and highway. Seagrass restoration.

 

* Fort Augusta Causeway (Jamaica) seagrass restoration and biological survey.

 

U.S. Army Corps Dredge Island. Consultant to Corps Waterway Station seagrass restoration on COE dredge islands.

 

Sea Grant survey. Impact of dredge & fill on benthic vegetation and test plots of seagrass restoration on dredge Islands in Biscayne Bay & Florida Keys.

 

Captiva Island Marina. Dredging channel. Consultant to owners on seagrass mitigation in legal proceedings.

 

Michael Construction Company. Prop Dredging near Big Torch Key, Florida Keys. Seagrass restoration test plots & mitigation plan in legal proceedings.

 

* Miami Sewer and Water Authority: Survey pipeline. EIA. Mapping Seagrass restoration.

 

Florida Keys Water Authority Pipeline. Water pipeline (150 mi). EIA. Survey. Seagrass and Mangrove mitigation plan. Restoration of seagrass and mangroves.

 

Tequesta Water Pipeline. Seagrass Mitigation plan. Seagrass Survey.

 

Marcopper. Seagrass restoration for pipeline causeway. Marinduque, Philippines.

 

* Plantation Lakes Estates. Seagrass Survey and seagrass restoration 

 

* Lyford Cay, Bahamas. Seagrass survey and seagrass restoration.

 

* Ocean Reef Shores.

 

* Sandpiper Village, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Seagrass minimization design for beach facilities and seagrass mitigation plan.

 

Richard Rose, Inc. Key Largo, Florida. Restoration of SAV and Seagrass. 

 

Jamaica. Survey and 19 test plots for restoration and mitigation of impact to seagrasses of Island for Jamaican Government. Regional model.

 

* In 2007 study for Dolphin Cove seagrass mitigation. Jamaica Dolphin Cove, Lucia, Hanover, Jamaica (seagrass survey and mitigation plan).

 

Port Bougainville Marina (Key Largo, Fl.). Expert witness for Izaak Walton citizen's group.

 

Key Largo. Expert witness for citizen's group seagrass survey & restoration west central Key Largo. 

 

* Bahamas. Seagrass mapping. UNEP regional model. Operation Raleigh and UNEP.

 

Philippines. Coastal pollution of seagrasses. Series of Seagrass restoration test plots plantings.  FAO regional model. ASEAN.

 

* FAO. Seagrass workshops (India, Australia, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Phillipines)  

 

Also upon request Mangrove Restoration: USA,

Jamaica, Bahamas, Africa

Marsh Restoration: USA, Caribbean, Philippines

Coral Restoration: USA, Caribbean

 

REGIONAL STUDIES:

Biscayne Bay. Organized and chaired three workshops and book on impact of development on natural resources.

Jamaica. Survey for mitigation of seagrasses of Island for Jamaican Government. Regional model.

Egypt. Coastal pollution survey Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts. U.S. AID and Egyptian Environmental Ministry.

Philippines. Coastal pollution of seagrasses. FAO regional model.

Bahamas. Seagrass mapping. UNEP regional model.

Florida Keys. Environmental Impact Study of Future Development for Fla.State community Affairs with Dr. J. Marcus

   TOXICITY TESTING:


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Department of Energy

Florida Power & Light Company

Florida Power Corp.

Applied Biology

Mobil Oil Foundation, Inc.

 

IPEICA


 

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

 

  PORTS, MARINAS, AIRPORTS,

 

POWER PLANTS, ENERGY 

 

 FACILITIES:

Port of Miami. EIS. Survey and map. Environmental design with engineers. SEAGRASS Mitigation phase I,II, III

Homestead (Florida) Marina. Mitigation. 

WatsonIsland Heliport. Survey. Design with engineers for permit.

Plaza Venetia Marina. Consultant to environmental groups.

Grove IsleMarina. Expert for citizens group in state hearings.

Captiva Marina. Consultant to owners, law suit.

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands airport. Consultant to government.

Jamaica Freeport (Montego Bay). Survey and mitigation.

Jamaica Dolphin Island (seagrass survey and restoration plan)

 

Port Bougainville Marina (Key Largo). Expert witness citizen group.


 

POWER PLANTS: FLORIDA

Turkey Point. Impact statement (5 yr. research). Mitigation.

 

Anclote. Eighteen months research for EIA. Hearings. FPC.

Cutler Ridge. Survey of results of effluents.

 

St. Lucie. Consultant to DOE.

Crystal River. Consultant to FLA. Power. Corp.


GUINEA BISSAU, SITING and ASSESSMENT. 5 Electric Power Plants 

 

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MALABO.  Gas and Oil facilities, electric power plant  

 

BRIDGES AND CAUSEWAYS:

Florida Keys Bridges (38 bridges). Consultant to Fla. DER and National Marine Fisheries on bridges and biological mitigation

Rickenbacker Causeway Bridges. Mitigation for bridges,

Julia Tuttle bridges Mitigation.

FortAugusta Causeway (Jamaica) Mitigation and biological survey

FOULING STUDIES:

Fouling studies of various potential construction materials for OTEC for US Dept of Energy.

 

Testing of various light permeable materials for Christo construction of "SurroundedIslands"

DREDGE AND FILL:

Port of Miami Expansion: Survey and mitigation.

 

U.S.ArmyCorpsDredgeIsland. Consultant to Corps Waterway Sta. mitigation on dredge islands.

 

Sea Grant survey. Impact of dredge and fill on benthic vegetation in Florida Keys.

 

Captiva Island Marina. Dredging channel. Consultant to owners in law suit. Michael Construction Company. Prop dredging near Big Torch Key, Florida Keys. Mitigation test and plan in law suit.

PIPELINES:

Miami Sewer and Water Authority: Survey pipeline. EIA. Map. Mitigation.

 

Florida Keys Water Authority Pipeline. Water pipeline (1 50 mi). EIA. Survey. Mitigation plan. Restoration.

Tequesta Water Pipeline. Mitigation plan. Survey.

Marcopper Marinduque, Philippines.

Florida Keys Bridges. (38 bridges). Consultant to Fla. DER and National Marine Fisheries on bridges and mitigation.

Rickenbacker Causeway Bridges. Mitigation for bridges.

Julia Tuttle bridges. Mitigation.

FortAugusta Causeway. Mitigation and survey.

OFF-SHORE FACILITIES:

OTEC. On team of environmental planners for OTEC (DOE).

Hawaii. OTEC studies and site visit.

Puerto Rico. OTEC studies.

Testing of materials. Fouling studies

WATER FRONT DEVELOPMENTS:

PlantationLakes Estates

Lyford Cay, Bahamas

OceanReefShores

SandpiperVillage, Cayman Is.

Richard Rose, Inc.

Golden Glades (canal problems)

MarcoIsland (revegetation of canal berm)

Dolphin Cove: Lucea, Hanover, Jamaica.

BEACH FILL:

Carlyle Beach, Jamaica. Mitigation.

Pelican Jetty, Jamaica. Mitigation.

 

Key Biscayne Beach Fill. Expert witness for state in hearings. Planning with EPA.

Key WestBeach Fill. Expert for citizens group.

OIL SPILLS

Testing various oils and dispersants for Caribbean, Florida, & Gulf of Mexico oil spills with IPEICA, Mobil Oil Foundation, US AID, Government of Jamaica,

Advice to State of Florida, API, UNEP, Clean Caribbean Cooperative, Government of Jamaica, Australian Government, Philippine Coast Guard, Singapore Government.

GuayanillaBay oil spill. Advise to Puerto Rican Government.

Gulf War I. International Oceanographic Commission, United Nations Environmental Program, Office of Secretary General.

MINING:

Ocho Rios Bauxite plant. Jamaica. Seagrass restoration and survey.

DiscoveryBay bauxite plant. Jamaica. Seagrass restoration and survey.

Port Esquivel Bauxite plant. Jamaica. Seagrass restoration and survey.

Rocky Point bauxite loading plant. Jamaica. Mitigation and survey.

Phosphate mining facilities South Red Sea Coast, Egypt. Seagrass survey.

Copper tailings. Marcopper. Philippines. Impact/Mitigation

CARIBBEAN & LATIN AMERICA


Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico. Consultant to DOE.

GuayanillaBay, Puerto Rico. Consultant to DOE.

Old Harbor, Jamaica. Study for Jamaican Government (NEPC).

Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Seagrass Survey.

Grand Bahamas, Bahamas, Consultant to UNEP (Seagrass Survey) & Government and to Lyford Cay for Seagrass Survey.

Grand CaymanIsland, Cayman Islands. Seagrass Survey and restoration plan.

PACIFIC/ASIA

Guam. Survey.

Philippines. Limay, Bataan, Marinduque Seagrass restoration.

Indonesia Bali, South coast Java

Singapore,

Malaysia and Brunei

Thailand.