Brett sampling biota

Environmental Sampling & Data Collection Expertise

Environmental sampling and data collection can be seen as an art form. Data collected during sampling efforts must provide scientifically accurate information on which clients can base a decision related to injury assessment, risk, or compliance. EAS is known for rapidly determining the aspects of the problem to be considered to create a sampling design, selecting appropriate sample collection and handling methods, and ensuring the amount and type of data collected provide the right information to the client for making a decision.

EAS’s sampling and data collection expertise focuses on plants, shellfish, mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates on land and in coastal and inland waters. Our past performance demonstrates our ability to rapidly establish temporary sample intake and accessioning facilities, prepare health and safety plans and sampling procedures, mobilize field sampling teams, procure supplies, and perform the necessary data management functions. A summary of the specialized sampling support we currently offer is provided below.

  • Surface Water
    • Grab sampling
    • Niskin/Go-Flo rosette and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) water sampling
    • Portable Large-Volume Water Sampling System (PLVWSS) operation
    • Manning Stationary Composite Vacuum Sampler installation and sampling
    • Piezometers and Sensor data processing (e.g. Conductivity/Temperature/Depth (CTD), Dissolved Oxygen, Fluorometer, Transmissometer, etc.)
  • Groundwater / Porewater
    • Liquid-Tip Trident probe upwelling detection and porewater sampling
    • Semi-permanent CTD datalogger installations and long-term monitoring
    • Ultraseep™ sensor (flux) deployment and data collection
    • Resistivity array installations and interrogations
  • Sediment and Soil
    • Grab sampling
    • ROV push core sampling
    • Multi-corer sampling
    • Slurp sample processing
    • PONAR (pneumatic and passive) grab sampler deployment
    • Split-spoon sampling
  • Plankton
    • Whole-water plankton sampling
    • Bongo, Neuston, and Multiple Opening/Closing Net with Environmental Sensing System (MOCNESS) net operations and sampling support
    • Digitally-Autonomous Video Plankton Recorder (DAVPR) plankton imaging support
  • Coral and Deepwater Communities
    • Semi-Permeable Membrane Device (SPMD) sampling
    • ROV video transect imaging support
    • ROV manipulator sample collection support
  • Fish / Shellfish / Other Macroinvertebrates
    • Trawl net operations and sampling support
    • Longline sample collections
    • Hook-and-line sample collections
    • Electrofishing (vessel and backpack)
    • Telemetry deployment and data collection
    • Aerial surveys
    • Snorkel and Diving surveys
    • Mesocosm deployments
    • Artificial Substrate Colonization Basket deployments
  • Other Biota
    • Avian surveys and sampling (mist nets, clover traps, borescoping, bal chatri trap, telemetry)
    • Vegetation (terrestrial and aquatic) surveying and sampling
    • Small mammal trapping and sample collections
  • Other Sampling and Data Management Services
    • Geophysical surveys and sampling
    • Acoustic surveys and data management