Field Program Design & Implementation

Woods Hole Group has a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental field and monitoring programs. Our core strengths with Port, Harbor & Coastal Monitoring Systems and Offshore Met-Ocean Systems and Moorings are complemented by extensive experience with sediment and water quality characterizations, along with biological community delineation and monitoring. Our field teams are safety trained, and have proven experience working in wetlands, uplands, rivers, estuaries, beaches, the shallow shelf, and the deep ocean to accomplish client objectives the first time, avoiding delays and cost increases. Environmental monitoring is accomplished through a combination of desktop research and in situ sampling, along with remote instrumentation and sensing technologies. Our expertise includes sampling contaminated sediments and surface waters in support of remediation and dredging projects, identifying sand borrow sites for beach nourishment, and delineating submerged aquatic vegetation, shellfish habitat, rocky inter-tidal shores, and wetland/salt marsh vegetation.

Woods Hole Group also specializes in benthic infaunal sampling. Our environmental monitoring work is applicable for various stages of the project process, including upfront planning and design, construction monitoring, and postconstruction monitoring and compliance.

  • Biological & chemical baseline surveys
  • Sediment sampling & coring
  • Construction, remediation & post-project compliance surveys
  • Wetlands delineation
  • Habitat characterization
  • Industrial discharge/water quality sampling

  • These capabilities are supported across our technical disciplines by our Field Services teams.

The Environment Has No Borders