Oil and other environmentally damaging chemical spills represent one of the most catastrophic threats to marine ecosystems from anthropogenic sources. Our team of highly experienced field scientists are able to mobilize to respond to a spill event within a few hours of notification from our home office in San Luis Obispo, CA. Because we maintain an active marine survey program, logging hundreds of hours a year undertaking marine surveys, our staff are highly experienced in the methods used to collect high quality marine environmental data. We also maintain HAZWOPER qualifications for several of our key field scientists, allowing them to mobilize immediately to controlled shorelines.
As one of the leading marine biological survey contractors on the Pacific coast of North America, Tenera has worked as field marine biologists on some of the highest profile coastal oil spills in our region. These include the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, the Cosco Busan spill in San Francisco Bay, California, and the Refugio Beach oil spill in Santa Barbara County, California. Our experienced team of professionals understands the need for immediate action in the event of an oil spill, but we also recognise the importance of rigorous documentation and quality assurance, flawless project management controls including cost management, clear and coordinated communication, and a professional attitude to the sensitive nature of the work involved in oil spill environmental assessment and management.