Coastal and Ocean Resources Inc. (CORI) offers professional consulting services in geological and environmental sciences related to the marine
environment from the coastline to the deep sea.
These services include:
* Coastal mapping and research
ShoreZone coastal habitat mapping
Coastal Aerial Video Imaging (AVI) Surveys
Habitat suitability modeling, including invasive species
* Geological and geophysical seabed mapping
Seabed Imaging and Mapping System (SIMS)
SIMS: Gabriola Pass
SIMS: Race Rocks
SIMS: Poster of SIMS Analysis of Sidney Harbour
* Deep Ocean Sediments and Sedimentary Processes
Sedimentology of deep ocean sediments
Sediment transport processes
Monitoring of deep ocean processes
Feasibility studies for deep ocean cabled observation
* Arctic Coastal and Marine Geology
Environmental impact studies
Marine sedimentary processes
* Marine Geological Hazards
Pipelines, cables and seabed infrastructure
Mud volcanoes - fluid escape
* Coastal Hazards
Tsunami and storm surge risk assessment
Sea level rise and coastal development
* Other services
Coastal erosion studies
Oceanographic studies, including drifters
Time-lapse camera studies
Environmental impact assessments
Oil spill research and mitigation planning
Coral reef studies
Please contact us for further information.
For the 3 Amigos page, click here .
ShoreZone Webinar every month starting in May
The first webinar will be offered on Tuesday, May 15 2012 at 10am AST.
For more information about any of the webinars in the series, check out the ShoreZone.org website or
send an email to Maeva Gauthier at: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2012 - Mapping Update
The teams at Coastal and Ocean Resources and Archipelago Marine Research Ltd are currently mapping the Oregon coast, the Togiak area of Bristol Bay, Kotzebue Sound, and the North Slope.
The Oregon coast is being mapped from the imagery collected in June 2011. This work is supported by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Togiak region of Bristol Bay is nearly completely mapped (funded by WALCC and NOAA). Kotzebue Sound and the North Slope imagery (see below) are the latest frontiers for ShoreZone mapping. Both datasets will be publicly available on the NOAA ShoreZone website when completed in 2013.
November 2012 - BOEM North Slope ShoreZone Program Update
ShoreZone coastal habitat mapping is being conducted along 5,000 km of arctic shoreline, stretching from Cape Lisburne in the Chukchi Sea to the Canada - US border in the Beaufort Sea. Mapping interpretation following the ShoreZone mapping protocol is based on a variety of imagery sources ranging from 2001 NOAA videography to 2012 imagery collected specifically for ShoreZone. The ShoreZone protocol has been revised to incorporate periglacial landforms and arctic coastal biota. Over 50 ground stations provide high-resolution detail to support and to validate the mapping interpretations. The extensive dataset will provide a continental-scale characterization of the arctic shoreline and support planning efforts related to oil spills, coastal development, and climate change. Web-posting of ShoreZone data will provide an operational planning tool for site-scale issues whereas the regional mapping data (e.g., occurrence of salt marsh habitat) provides a tool for large-scale planning issues. Supported by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management through a contract to Nuka Research and Planning .
August 2012 - Sense of Place Projects
Tracy Burns, 18 years old, participated in the ShoreZone/Media Action film workshop this summer in Kaktovik on the North Slope. This ShoreZone cultural project aimed to document traditional knowledge of the coast by facilitating a film workshop with youth, in which they could interview elders about their knowledge of the coast and make movies to show their community. Tracy and Britany Burns' movie called 'Weather or Not' was selected for the Snowdance category of the Anchorage Film Festival . For this film, they interviewed elders in the community about coastal change around their village. Thanks to the Arctic Slope Community Foundation, ExxonMobil, and the North Slope Borough for making the project 'Sense of Place' happen in beautiful Kaktovik.
Cully Corporation from the village of Point Lay heard about the Kaktovik project and wanted to have a similar opportunity for their community. The film workshop took place in August, right after the Kaktovik project. Many kids were involved and enjoyed documenting Eskimo dancing and knowledge of the coast near Point Lay. The film screening was a success at Kali School and DVDs were distributed to the participants. This project was possible with the contribution of the Arctic Slope Community Foundation and ConocoPhillips Alaska.
Watch some of the student films online on the ShoreZone Vimeo webpage.
July 2012 - Kotzebue Sound and Bering Strait Survey
3,000 km of imagery was collected in the Kotzebue Sound area in July, with a total of 25 hours of HD video and 20,000 high-resolution photos. A number of ground stations were surveyed in Cape Krusenstern National Monument and Bering Land Bridge National Park, where the ground data will help improve mapping interpretation. Aerial video and photos will be available online soon on the NOAA ShoreZone site, while the mapped data will be available in the Spring. Ground station data are being added to the NOAA ShoreStation dataset. For the survey updates and a map of the shoreline covered, go to Shorezone.org. This project is supported by National Park Service, Arctic LCC, Western Alaska LCC, Alaska DNR and NOAA through contracts to Coastal & Ocean Resources Inc. and Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.