As a prime contractor to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) since 1991,
IEc has assisted federal and state government agencies in assessing natural resource damages
associated with dozens of oil spills, from smaller incidents with localized effects to very
large events with wider, long-term impacts.
Over that period, IEc has managed a
team of technical experts who are prepared to respond immediately to oil spills and to collect
the physical, biological, and economic data that will be central to an accurate assessment
of damages. We are also frequently called upon to apply our expertise to the development of rapid
assessment tools and guidance documents as well as to the creation of training programs for field assessment personnel.