ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Tridec Technologies is committed to the stewardship of our natural resources. In addition to our local environmental actions, we engage in supporting the management of our nation's marine resources and habitat by hiring scientists to work on ecological issues. Tridec’s experts are working around the country, and in some cases overseas, researching, planning and supporting environmental initiatives to safeguard life and property, to better conserve and protect our natural resources. Tridec supports State, Federal and non-governmental organizations (NGO) to accomplish environmental research and planning. Some of our recent and on-going efforts include:

  • Creating an improved data repository and framework for the Oregon Coastal Management Program for Oregon's ocean shore permitting process for use to plan for erosion impacts, improve storm response, and protect the public interest.
  • Addressed climate change and associated coastal hazards in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).
  • Integrating climate change and adaptation planning into the California Coastal Commission’s planning and regulatory program.
  • Providing green shorelines guidance for the Washington State Department of Ecology for state and local governments in Puget Sound.
  • Addressed issues of climate change, restoration, and sustainability on the Oregon coast for the Oregon Coastal Management Program.
  • Improved analysis, coordination, and communication for the California Coastal Commission to plan for and adapt to climate change in California and putting climate change adaptation into action in San Francisco Bay with the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
  • Supporting the Connecticut Office of Long Island Sound Programs to develop a program of compensation for shoreline armoring under Connecticut's coastal regulatory program in order for additional structures, such as seawalls and revetments to be offset by the removal of existing structures, promoting a policy of no-net-increase in hardened shorelines.
  • Quantifying the economic value of Delaware's tidal wetlands and identifying areas of specific wetland characteristics according to the ecosystem services they provide, in order to effectively promote wetland protection and acquisition.
  • Implementing local action strategies with the Florida Coastal Management Program, engaging stakeholders, and initiating an outreach and education campaign with the Florida Coral Reef Conservation Program.
  • Building an effective framework for Maryland's Chesapeake and Coastal Service for stakeholder engagement and science translation to improve the predictability with which feedback is considered and data are used in decision-making and policy development in Maryland.
  • Improving the ability of coastal communities in New Jersey with the New Jersey Coastal Management Program to reduce the risk to residents, businesses, property, and natural resources from future storm events by identifying and implementing feasible, effective, and affordable hazard mitigation strategies.
  • Providing the Maine Coastal Program with a baseline characterization in the Gulf of Maine for developing Maine's Ocean Resources Strategy and implementing Maine's ocean planning efforts.
  • Researching competing marine resource use issues for the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and promoting beach and dune nourishment in Massachusetts as a viable and cost-effective climate change adaptation tool for shore protection.
  • Establishing a GIS-based decision-support framework for the New Hampshire Coastal Program to improve spatial planning for New Hampshire's estuaries and use InVEST to inform priority restoration and management issues in the Great Bay Estuary.
  • Developing a guide and methodologies with the New York Division of Coastal Resources for the application of geospatial tools for use in New York's offshore planning.
  • Developing a marine spatial plan for Delaware's Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay area for the Delaware Coastal Program.
  • Integrating water quality and coastal resources into marine spatial planning for the Maryland Chesapeake and Coastal Program in the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays.
  • Developed metrics, tools, and plans for the Michigan Coastal Management Program to address competing uses in Michigan's working waterfronts.
  • Developed a stakeholder framework and decision-support tools for coastal and marine spatial planning for the New Jersey Coastal Management Program.
  • Developed an offshore spatial plan for managing competing uses in a crowded offshore environment the New York Department of State Division of Coastal Resources.
  • Identified vulnerabilities and mitigate coastal hazards in South Carolina with the South Carolina Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
  • Assessed state and local policies concerning coastal planning and coastal resource management to produce a Planning Advisory Service report for a joint project between the American Planning Association and Coastal States Organization.
  • Supported state and local coastal decision makers to better utilize geospatial data to help improve the resilience of their coastal communities for a joint project between the National Association of Counties and National States Geographic Information Council.
  • Integrated watershed and coastal strategies that support disaster risk reduction and adaptation solutions and enhancing community resilience for a joint project between The Nature Conservancy and Association of State Floodplain Managers.