We have mapped the shoreline habitats and biological resources of most of the shoreline of the US, as well as a variety of international areas. This extensive digital dataset allows us to predict the potential impacts of hazards such as oil spills, sea level rise, and storm surges.
We have been providing mapping, spatial analysis, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support for natural resource management to state and federal agencies, private industry, and international organizations since 1989. Our subject-matter expertise in the physical and biological sciences, combined with advanced geospatial analytics and remote sensing capabilities, allow us to analyse the right data to answer the right questions.
We are actively involved in the design and application of research on the operational issues of oil spill fate and effects – from geomorphic controls on the persistence of lingering oil to the effects of oil in marshes. Our specialty is evaluating the trade-offs of oil and chemical spill emergency and long-term response actions.
RPI and USFWS, along with other industry scientists published an article in the journal Science of The Total Environment entitled "Vegetation recovery in an oil-impacted and ...More »
RPI staff members Scott Zengel, Jennifer Weaver, and Zach Nixon published an article on fiddler crabs and oil spills in the Environmental Science Journal for Teens (link ...More »