INSPIRE Expands to Harbor Launch Incubator in Maryland

Above: INSPIRE staff conduct the monthly fish trawl survey for Deepwater Wind near Block Island, Rhode Island 2018 (Photo credit: INSPIRE Environmental).

INSPIRE Environmental is headed South! We are new collaborators with Harbor Launch, a start-up and small business incubator for science and science support companies. Harbor Launch is connected with the University of Maryland Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology and its network of innovative research scientists. With a dedicated wet lab and co-working office space in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, INSPIRE can now support Deepwater Wind exploration in the mid-Atlantic.

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INSPIRE Environmental at Oceanology International North America 2017

INSPIRE Environmental at Oceanology International North America 2017

On February 14, 2017, we attended Oceanology International North America.  Our team had a great time showing off our Sediment Profile Imaging technology to the conference attendees.

Managing Partner Drew Carey presented a talk on the future of data visualization in marine environments, showing off some of the innovative displays that we have been developing over the past year.

Our booth was designed by our in-house creative team and constructed by Lone Star Exhibits of Houston Texas.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all who participated in this wonderful conference and a special appreciation to Jennifer Jensen and her team at Lone Star.

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INSPIRE at the Battelle Sediments Conference 2017

INSPIRE at the Battelle Sediments Conference 2017

The INSPIRE team is gearing up for a week of presenting our research and connecting with our clients, colleagues, and friends in New Orleans. We’ll be at the Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments, presented by Battelle from Tuesday through Friday, January 10-13.

Dr. S. Kersey Sturdivant will be presenting findings of research undertaken following the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico.  His talk will take place on Tuesday at 1:50 pm in Grand Ballroom E.

Animal-Sediment Response to and Recovery from the Deepwater Horizon Accident: A Worm’s Eye View.

J.D. Germano, D.G. Browning, S.K. Sturdivant, and D.A. Carey. (INSPIRE Environmental/USA)

John Hardin will be presenting in poster group 2 at the Long-Term Monitoring Strategies poster session (A11 #33).  John’s poster will be displayed from Wednesday 7:00 a.m. through Thursday 1:00 p.m.  Presentations/Reception will take place Wednesday, 5:45 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Short- and Long-Term Recovery of Benthic Communities Following Dredge Material Disposal: A Case Study of the LA-3 Dredged Disposal Site.

S.K. Sturdivant, J.D. Germano, D.A. Carey, J. Hardin, and A. Ota. (INSPIRE Environmental/USA)

If you are in New Orleans this week, please get in touch. We’d love to see you!

Click here for more information about the Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments

Those who are interested in learning more about INSPIRE Environmental have another chance to meet our scientists at the Oceanology International Conference 2017, from February 14 – 16 in San Diego, CA.  INSPIRE will be exhibiting a booth, and Dr. Drew A. Carey will present a talk on the importance data visualization.

Learn more about this event by clicking here.

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INSPIRE Featured on Rhode Island Public Radio – Assessing Environmental Impacts of the Block Island Wind Farm

INSPIRE Featured on Rhode Island Public Radio – Assessing Environmental Impacts of the Block Island Wind Farm

INSPIRE is in the news again this week with another great piece by Ambar Espinoza and Elizabeth Harrison of Rhode Island Public Radio, telling the story of early environmental results from the construction of Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm. Features Professors Jim Miller and Bob Kenney of URI Graduate School of Oceanography and INSPIRE’s very own Jeanine Boyle.  This marks the second time this week that our company has been featured in reports by Rhode Island Public Radio.

Deepwater Wind contracted Rhode Island-based INSPIRE Environmental to conduct a range of environmental assessments that helped secure permits to build the Block Island Wind Farm and its underwater cable. Much of this work continues as the Block Island Wind Farm moves into its next phase of electricity production.

Link to full article: Assessing Environmental Impacts of the Block Island Wind Farm

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INSPIRE Featured on Rhode Island Public Radio – RI Fishermen, Scientists Study Impact Of Offshore Wind Farm On Fisheries

INSPIRE Featured on Rhode Island Public Radio – RI Fishermen, Scientists Study Impact Of Offshore Wind Farm On Fisheries

Rhode Island Public Radio reporter Ambar Espinoza recently joined INSPIRE scientists on one of our monthly fish-trawl surveys in the vicinity of Block Island Wind Farm. Read all about the great work that INSPIRE is performing for the nation’s first offshore wind turbine array.

The nation’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island will start producing electricity any day now. It’s a pilot project that will change the way the people on this small island power their homes and businesses. They’ve relied on importing diesel fuel up to this point.Today we bring you a story about another group that has a stake in this project: fishermen. A small crew of fishermen has been working with scientists to gather data and learn how fishing will or won’t change around the wind turbines.

The full article can be found here: RI Fishermen, Scientists Study Impact Of Offshore Wind Farm On Fisheries

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INSPIRE to Present at Oceanology International 2017

INSPIRE to Present at Oceanology International 2017

We’re getting excited for Oceanology International North America.  INSPIRE will be exhibiting a booth, and Dr. Drew A. Carey will present a talk at this great event. Drew will be speaking at Oceanology International from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm on Feb. 14, 2017.

Voyage to See What’s on the Bottom: Transforming Ocean Data into Accessible Information

Drew is Managing Partner at Inspire Environmental, in Newport RI.  He is a recognized expert in the fields of benthic ecology, sedimentology, and environmental monitoring. Throughout his 35-plus year career in applied science, he has advanced technologies and procedures to better visualize and communicate the health of the seafloor. With the goal to “make marine science understandable,” INSPIRE’s team of scientists and technical specialists conduct seafloor surveys worldwide, using technology that allows for less disruptive sampling, more accurate interpretation, and more accessible presentation. The team has developed immersive displays that guide viewers through a data-rich, virtual journey of the seafloor.

Find more information about Dr. Carey’s talk here:

Big Data, Visualization & Modeling – Data Visualization

We will be exhibiting at stand A60, come visit us!

Oceanology International 2017 Floorplan

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INSPIRE Scientists to Speak at TEDx Newport

INSPIRE Scientists to Speak at TEDx Newport

INSPIRE Environmental is onstage today at TEDx Newport! We’ll be sharing a worm’s eye view of the seafloor and the innovative camera technology Inspire’s scientists invented.  The talk will provide a brief introduction to Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI) and then discuss novel ways that our scientists have worked to visualize the seafloor.

2016 marks the inaugural TEDx Newport event.  INSPIRE would like to thank the whole TEDx team who worked so hard to make this event a success.  We are proud to be showcasing our work to the community of Newport, RI during this event.

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