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Field Services

Field Services are equally valuable for deploying oceanographic instrumentation, conducting beach profile surveys, and collecting sediment and biota samples for assessing the nature and extent of contamination and environmental impacts. Woods Hole Group field personnel are experienced, safety-trained, and board certified, including our in-house AAUS accredited dive team. Field services include:

  • Hydrographic and Geophysical Surveys
  • Instrument Deployment, Operation & Maintenance
  • Scientific Diving
  • Site Inspections
  • Wetland Delineation & Marine Biological Surveys



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Jacksonville PORTS


Woods Hole Group was contracted by the Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange (JMTX) to design, install, operate and maintain a large-scale Physical Oceanographic Real Time System ...[+]

Offshore Certifications
and Training


Working in the field of offshore oil and gas demands specialized knowledge, training and certifications. Woods Hole Group field personnel have a complete suite of ...[+]

Jacksonville PORTS


Woods Hole Group was contracted by the Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange (JMTX) to design, install, operate and maintain a large-scale Physical Oceanographic Real Time System (PORTS®) in Jacksonville, Florida. The data is processed and display thru NOAA PORTS®
(http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ports.html) and is a network of real-time sensors in ports and harbors providing access to information that improves maritime commerce and safety. The new JXPORTS network is the second largest PORTS installation in the country and provides invaluable information to the users of St. John's River, including the shipping industry, tug services, military personnel, cruise ships, commercial and recreational fisherman, and academic institutions.

Offshore Certifications and Training


Working in the field of offshore oil and gas demands specialized knowledge, training and certifications. Woods Hole Group field personnel have a complete suite of training for oil and gas clients, including:




  • TWIC - Transportation Worker Identification Credential
  • Water Survival with HUET & Swing Rope Transfer
  • Offshore Safety Awareness Training (SafeGulf): Incident Reporting & Investigation - Intervention; Accident Prevention Signs & Tags; Fire Prevention & Fire Extinguishers; Hand Safety; Back Injury Prevention; Job Safety and Environmental Analysis; Behavioral Safety; Offshore Orientation/Emergency Evacuation; Bloodborne Pathogens; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Confined Space; Respiratory Protection Awareness; Lock Out Tag Out; Prevention of Workplace Violence; Drug and Alcohol Awareness; Marine Debris; Hazcom/Hazwoper (Awareness Level); Fall Protection; Electrical Safety; Permitting Awarenes
  • GoM License to go Offshore Orientation (requires HUET, SafeGulf, iLogistics and TWIC) - for BP
  • iLogistics registration (for BP)
  • Behavior Based Safety (BBS) - Training is a peer-to-peer behavior based system for everyone with the goal of eliminating accidents. This training encourages positive conversation regarding unsafe and safe acts and conditions and provides tools to properly conduct those conversations.
  • Marine Trash and Debris - BOEM/BSEE regulations prohibit the deliberate discharge of containers and other trash and debris into the marine environment. Training is used to help prevent the intentional and/or accidental introduction of trash and debris into the marine environment from all existing and future oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Hearing Conservation - Awareness of the effects of noise on hearing and how to minimize the loss of hearing.
  • Hazard Communication - Ensure employee understanding of MSDS, chemical identification, handling procedures, labeling requirements and storage of hazardous chemicals.
  • Safety & Environmental Management System (SEMS) - Ensure employee understanding of MSDS, chemical identification, handling procedures, labeling requirements and storage of hazardous chemicals.
  • Fall Protection - Understanding application limits of the equipment as well as proper hook-up, anchoring and tie-off techniques.
  • JSA - Job Safety Analysis (Breaking down the job into its respective steps; Identifying and evaluating the hazards; Implementing protective measures; Revising the JSA as necessary)
  • Lockout / Tagout Procedure
  • Permit to Work (Hot Work, Cold Work, Electrical, and Confined Space Entry)