Arctic Coastal Projects | Alaskan Capabilities | Experience and Projects | Arctic Coastal Projects
Arctic Coastal Projects  
 

Coastal Snowcaped Mountain Range

 

Kinnetic Laboratories has maintained a fully staffed and equipped office in Alaska since 1979 and provides ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SCIENCE SERVICES throughout Alaska including remote project sites.

Critical to Alaskan oceanographic and environmental services are logistic capabilities and experience in remote Alaskan and Arctic operations.

Kinnetic Laboratories specializes in fully integrated logistic capabilities, including a staff very experienced in Alaskan projects. Kinnetic Laboratories personnel have worked on Alaskan environmental problems for over 40 years and are thoroughly familiar with the state, the people, and the problems.

Crew de-iceing research ship

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Alaskan Capabilities

 

Boat in a sea of small iceburgs.

 

Kinnetic Laboratories owns necessary logistic equipment, including survey boats, portable camps, and field instrumentation. As elsewhere, Kinnetic Laboratories emphasizes a quantitative approach to applied environmental problems, using the best science possible.

In Alaska, this capability is combined with the logistics, equipment, and experienced personnel to achieve valid, numerical answers to oceanographic or environmental problems in remote regions. Clients have included federal agencies (MMS, NOAA, EPA), state (DEC), and industry, including extensive work on offshore and coastal oil development (EXXON, ARCO, BP etc.), shipping, logging and other development projects.

Man setting up base camp on tundra by the ocean under a gray sky.

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Crew lowing an instrument into cold waters from a ship off shore.

 

Alaskan Experience and Projects  
 

Marine Lab

 

Alaska is rich in history, resources, and wildlife. During the last 40 years, many changes have occurred in Alaska that have required good, modern environmental and oceanographic data to aid in important decisions on applied problems and projects.

Bethany forebay barge

Kinnetic Laboratories staff principals have 40 years of Alaskan project experience and have maintained a fully staffed Alaskan office for 30 years. Kinnetic Laboratories has contributed quantitative environmental and oceanographic studies on these applied projects.

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  Alaskan Regions and Habitats  
 

Alaska contains diverse regions varying from Arctic to temperate: rain forests, mountains, plains, and extensive wetlands, low-lying and high-tunda, coastal marine and interior. Regions are vast, human populations are low and for the most part either concentrated or scattered.

Resource developments whether oil, mining, pipelines, and other disturbances and human activities raise environmental and resource use problems that need good, quantified environmental data to support decisions.

Kinnetic Laboratories has extensive capabilities and experience on coastal studies along the Alaskan Arctic Ocean and Chukchi Sea coasts. These studies have been carried out for government and for industry sponsors.

Kinnetic Laboratories also maintains logistical equipment, instrumentation, and other field equipment suitable for work on-shore, offshore in the ice in the summer, or on-ice operations in the winter. We have provided logistical support for our projects as well as for projects for other investigators, such as for the Mineral Management Services Arctic Program.

 

Arctic Coastal Projects

 
 

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Kinnetic Laboratories work on the North Slope of Alaska has included projects to obtain basic environmental data for both project design purposes as well as for impact analyses necessary for permitting.

Large area studies characterizing the physical environments and ecosystems have been carried out on both the Alaskan Arctic and Chukchi Sea coasts for government agencies such as NOAA and MMS.

More specific projects associated with applied oil development projects have also been carried out for industry. These have included wide area studies such as Physical Oceanographic studies for clients such as EXXON (Pt. Thompson Development Area) to gravel resources and other geological prospecting surveys. Specific sediment and water quality or other permitting compliance studies have also been an important part of our work.

Alaska contains diverse regions varying from Arctic to temperate: rain forests, mountains, plains, and extensive wetlands, low-lying and high-tunda, coastal marine and interior. Regions are vast, human populations are low and for the most part either concentrated or scattered.

Resource developments whether oil, mining, pipelines, and other disturbances and human activities raise environmental and resource use problems that need good, quantified environmental data to support decisions.

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Projects

  • Long-Tube Settling Tests
  • Sediment/Seawater partitioning coefficients, model calibrations.
  • Column tests, pollutant mobility determinations.
  • Pore water extraction and testing.
  • Pilot storm water BMP testing.
  • Liming tests of dredge material.
  North Slope, Arctic Ocean  
 

Caltrans-det-basin-rain-ops

Kinnetic Laboratories also maintains logistical equipment, instrumentation, and other field equipment suitable for work on-shore, offshore in the ice in the summer, or on-ice operations in the winter. We have provided logistical support for our projects as well as for projects for other investigators, such as for the Mineral Management Services Arctic Program.

 
 
  Other Alaskan Projects  
 

Tankers in the harbor

Kinnetic Laboratories also has carried out a large number of projects elsewhere in Alaska associated with applied problems of habitat and biological surveys, compliance monitoring, resource developments, or oil spills or other discharges,

Projects have included work for Federal and state agencies such as NOAA, Minerals Management Service, and the State Department of Environmental Conservation. Clients have also included municipalities, industry, and numerous engineering and other environmental firms.

Projects have ranged from ecosystem characterization studies of the North Aleutian Shelf to extensive studies associated with the Valdez oils spill.

  Development/Industrial Project Support  
 

Kinnetic Laboratories provides applied science support services for resource development projects. These services include environmental studies on potential impacts of proposed development, specialized technical assistance with environmental documentation, baseline studies and subsequent monitoring studies for permit compliance purposes.

Clients include federal and state agencies, industry, engineering and environmental firms, and public interest groups.