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OUR SERVICES

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FIELD SERVICES 

Pinnacle scientists and technicians have extensive experience and expertise conducting environmental field surveys associated with beach nourishment, dredging, seawall construction, and environmental baseline studies for coastal development.

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 

Pinnacle's experienced scientists and project managers provide professional project management and oversight services to our clients. Pinnacle focuses on environmental due diligence, feasibility, and risk assessment studies to identify potential short- and long-term risks associated with port dredging and related coastal development. 

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SCIENTIFIC DIVER TRAINING & SAFETY MANAGEMENT   

It’s often difficult to fit into our busy schedules, but so important to make time for safety training. CPR/First Aid training is typically required every 1 to 2 years. With frequent practice, this knowledge becomes second nature and skills become muscle memory. Eight years ago, we established a Rescue Diver training program which we offer every year in addition to CPR/First Aid training.

Field Services

FIELD SERVICES

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

Environmental impact assessments are often conducted in association with the regulatory process for coastal development activities. Pinnacle uses best management practices to maximize the quality of our scientific data for use during project design and resource management to effectively avoid, minimize, and/or mitigate any potential environmental impacts. 

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BENTHIC RESOURCE SURVEYS 

Together the team at Pinnacle has conducted over 300 diver video and still photographic surveys to identify biota, characterize and map habitats, assess impacts to environmental resources, and quantify benthic composition of seagrasses and hardbottom habitats.

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CORAL REEF & SEAGRASS HABITAT RESTORATION

Our scientific habitat restoration team specializes in the design and implementation of successful habitat restoration and mitigation projects that meet the requirements of local, state, and federal agencies. Pinnacle's scientists have been pioneers in developing effective techniques now considered standard for successful mitigation and monitoring of marine resources including seagrasses and corals.

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CORAL, SEAGRASS, &

MANGROVE STUDIES

Pinnacle investigates the potential environmental and economic impacts to important resources. Our scientists are experts at identifying marine biota including: stoney corals, octocorals, seagrass, macroalgae, sponges, echinoderms, tunicates, ichthyofauna, and mangrove habitats.

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HABITAT CHARACTERIZATION & GIS MAPPING 

Pinnacle's scientists have extensive experience identifying and delineating biological resources and important marine habitats like: hardbottom, coral reef, seagrass, oyster reef, and

mangroves. Habitats are mapped

using precise DGPS/GNSS global positioning systems and Hypack data management software.

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PROTECTED SPECIES SURVEYS 

Pinnacle is recognized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for the provision of professional manatee and sea turtle observer services. We are also licensed to conduct surveys of other threatened and endangered species.

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COASTAL HYDRODYNAMIC STUDIES

Pinnacle’s team has experience in the deployment, installation, and recovery of oceanographic instrumentation, which measure coastal hydrodynamic data. Correct deployment and monitoring of instruments are vital to acquiring quality data to support hydrodynamic modeling that can improve our understanding of coastal processes by measuring parameters associated with tides, waves, currents, and surge at both nearshore and offshore locations.

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WATER QUALITY AND SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY MONITORING

Pinnacle uses state-of-the-art multi-parameter instrumentation to collect water quality measurements including turbidity, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, and temperature. Sediments samples are collected and analyzed for trace metals, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH), grain size, and total organic carbon (TOC). Pinnacle supports permit compliance requirements by monitoring turbidity, water quality, and sediment chemistry throughout construction activities.

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RAPID ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM 

Pinnacle’s environmental emergency response service provides rapid deployment of professional scientific field teams to assess environmental conditions and initiate real-time mitigation measures that can avoid and/or significantly reduce long-term ecological impacts.

Environmental Management

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT  REPORTS

CORAL RECOVERY & RELOCATION PLANS

MONITORING & MITIGATION PLANS

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QA/QC - FIELD SAMPLING & DATA MANAGEMENT

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & RISK ASSESSMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY & CONSTRUCTION OVERSIGHT

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ENDAGERED SPECIES ACT (ESA) SECTION 7 CONSULTATION SUPPORTING

BIOLOGICAL OPINIONS

NEPA PERMITTING

JOINT ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE PERMITS

Scientific Dive Training & Safety Management

SCIENTIFIC DIVER TRAINING  &SAFETY MANAGEMENT

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RESCUE DIVER TRAINING  PROGRAM

We believe regular training helps to refresh old rescue skills while also learning new skills and procedures. By incorporating scenarios into our skills training which scientific divers and environmental professionals may encounter in the field, we can better prepare field scientists to manage potential field-related risks and life- threatening emergencies.

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CPR & FIRST AID

TRAINING

CPR/First Aid training is typically required every 1 to 2 years. With frequent practice, this knowledge becomes second nature and skills become muscle memory.

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SCIENTIFIC DIVER TRAINING

Pinnacle’s key personnel are experienced scientific divers and members of American Academy of Underwater Scientists (AAUS). Our dive safety and practices manual is based on AAUS scientific dive standards.

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