& C has many years of experience providing specialized services for government
organizations both domestically and abroad.
C & C is at the leading edge of national
and international government initiatives including Unmanned
Semi-Submersible vehicle research programs for the US Navy, Hydrographic Charting
for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), precise baseline surveys for Angolaís maritime boundary claim under the United Nations
Convention of Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and Antarctic multibeam survey support for New Zealandís National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA).
C & Cís government clients include:
Corps of Engineers (COE)
Services provided by C & C for the COE include Hydrographic Charting, Debris Mapping, Static GPS
Surveys, Sand Replenishment Surveys, Pre and Post Dredging Surveys, Vertical
and Horizontal Control Surveys, Side Scan Sonar Surveys, Magnetometer Surveys,
and Top-of-Rock (Subbottom Profiler) Surveys. C & C has worked for several COE Districts including Memphis,
Vicksburg, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Mobile, New York, New Orleans,
St. Louis, Wilmington, Savannah, and Galveston.
US Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO)
Projects performed by C & C for NAVOCEANO
include Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) training and support and Unmanned
Semi-Submersible research. C & C also provides C-Nav satellite hardware, software, and correction services for NAVOCEANOís
fleet of ships and survey launches.
US Geological Survey (USGS)
C & C performed multibeam surveys for the USGS along the US West Coast, Gulf Coast, and around the Hawaiian Islands. Additional
USGS projects include detailed mapping of Crater Lake and Lake Tahoe.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Recently NOAA awarded C & C a third consecutive 5-year hydrographic survey contract to support the government's Nautical Charting Program. Hydrographic surveys are conducted to update US nautical charts and restore commerce following maritime incidents, hurricane disasters, and storm events.
Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
C & C performed high resolution multibeam
mapping for DEQ and the
USGS in Santa Monica Bay, California to identify and map dredge disposal sites. Dredge sites off the coast of
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii were also mapped with high resolution multibeam
National Park Service (NPS)
C & C provided
high-resolution multibeam mapping of Crater Lake Oregon for the NPS and the USGS. Deliverables included
high-resolution and geographically accurate bathymetric maps to support
science related to Crater Lakeís aquatic biology, geochemistry, and volcanic
Republic of Angola, West Africa
C & C surveyed and authenticated Angolaís coastal network of base points submitted to the United Nations Convention on the Law
of the Sea (UNCLOS). Sponsoring agencies included the Angolan Ministry of Justice, the Angolan Ministry
of Transportation, the Angola Office of Geographic and Cadastral, the
Hydrographic Institute of Angola, and the Angola Navy. This
project involved occupying survey monuments with
high-precision GPS at millimeter accuracy, establishing new monuments
as required, and detailed analysis and reporting.
US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
For more than a
decade, C & C has participated with NRL on a variety of projects involving multibeam sonar research, Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) research, Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) research,
software development, data processing, and systems testing and evaluation.
National Institute of Water and Atmosphere
(NIWA), New Zealand
Multibeam system integration, hydrographic data
collection, data processing, and software development were provided to
NIWA. This work supported scientific and Antarctic mapping programs and provided
base maps for delineating New Zealandís UNCLOS claim.
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
A variety of survey contracts have been performed for CPRA including
topographic, bathymetric, magnetometer, and geophysical data collection to support marsh nourishment following Hurricane Katrina. A unique CPRA project involved the identification, validation, and selection of data points used to design the new Mississippi River Small Scale Model. From a total of 3.4 billion data points assimilated, 1.3 billion points were selected and incorporated into
the new Mississippi River model.
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
C & C has provided survey services for the Louisiana DNR for over a decade. Services include
Archaeological Investigations using side scan sonar, magnetometers, and subbottom
profilers to map oyster beds, benthic habitats, and dredge disposal sites. The company has also performed a variety of
borrow site hydrographic studies and topographic surveys to support DNRís
Coastal Restoration and Marsh Creation Projects.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Survey services and
C-Nav DGPS positioning services are routinely provided for the US Fish and Wildlife
Service. This work involves researching courthouse deeds and maps to identify
ownership and tract limits, locating property per deeds, daily field
computations, establishing survey control, reconnaissance surveys, boundary
surveys, setting corners, marking line, marking property boundaries, and
setting monument corners. Reporting includes legal description writing, delivering of survey reports, and
developing survey plats.
Minerals Management Service (MMS)
C & C Technologies was the lead organization of a multifaceted
Archaeological and Biological Investigation of Eight Deepwater Shipwreck Sites
(Anona, Gulf Oil, Gulf Penn, Virginia, U-166, Robert E. Lee, Alcoa Puritan, and
Halo). This multi-year, multi-vessel,
multi-disciplinary biological, cultural, and archeological program involved
researchers from a variety of academic institutions and research foundations. Participating government agencies included the US Department of the Interior, the
Minerals Management Service, the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, and the
National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP). Project performance included Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operations
(with precise positioning and navigation), Autonomous Under Vehicle (AUV)
data collection and interpretation, and biological sampling.
Ocean Energy Management & Bureau of Safety, Environment, and Enforcement
(BOEM & BSEE)
C & C was contracted by BOEM and BSEE to collect
geophysical data with Autonomous
Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) over several known historic wrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. Data collected included multibeam bathymetry,
side scan sonar, subbottom profiler, laser micro bathymetry, camera photo
mosaics, and a variety of geochemical sensors.
US Coast Guard (USCG)
In conjunction with
NOAA, C & C performed a variety of hurricane debris surveys to
identify and mark hazards to navigation prior to their removal under Coast
contracts. C & C additionally provided survey services to the USCG to re-establish range markers for maritime
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
C & C has performed numerous boundary
surveys to establish track ownership borders at National Wildlife Refuges in
Louisiana and Texas. Additional work
involved ground truthing, dredge sampling (water bottom and oyster sampling), side
scan sonar data collection, diver sampling; and creating sonar data mosaics,
AutoCAD maps, and summary reports.