Over the last decade, Clearwater Air has had the privilege to work with some of the nation's top researchers with clients including:

  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • U.S. Department of The Interior (USDOI)
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG)
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSSE)
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
  • Joint Secretariat of Canada
  • Alaska Division of Forestry
  • University of Alaska
  • Shell Oil
  • HDR, Inc.
Alaska Clearwater Air Projects

Cynthia Christman
NMFS Permit No.14245
Funded by BOEM (IA Contract No. M11PG00033)

Our projects have included

  • COMIDA (Chukchi Offshore Monitoring in Drilling Area), broad-scale aerial surveys in the Chukchi Sea Planning Area.
  • BWASP (Bowhead Whale Aerial Survey Project), broad-scale aerial surveys targeting bowhead whales in the Beaufort Sea.
  • BOSS (Bering Okhotsk Seal Survey), joint US-Russian aerial survey project, the mission of which was to establish an initial baseline abundance estimate of ice-associated seals in the Bering and Okhotsk seas using both thermal and standard imaging technologies.
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service walrus tagging support.
  • USGS walrus tagging support.
  • Population estimate of sea otters in southeast Alaska, Kachemak Bay, Prince William Sound, Kodiak Island and Katmai National Park.
  • Aerial surveys of freshwater harbor seals in Iliamna Lake.
  • Beluga whale abundance surveys of Cook Inlet.
  • Shell Oil marine mammal mitigation support operations.
  • Fire suppression support operations for the Alaska Division of Forestry.

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