Conserve and Protect

We are supporting worldwide conservation research

COASTAL VELOCITY provides the people, the tools and the experience to support vital research that will give us the data we need to conserve and protect the ocean environment. Our study of the oceans and their wildlife is able to tell us more about our environment than ever before. Our work creates opportunities to understand and protect the ocean and the life it supports.

The Connected Ocean

Life first emerged on Earth in the oceans and remains connected to them in so many ways.

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Our study of the changing world climate begins with statistics on ocean temperature, salinity and pollution. The sea environment is sensitive to atmospheric conditions as well as human activity at sea and on land.

The oceans absorb heat from the sun and their currents circulate the heat towards the arctic and push cold water back to the tropics. Water vapor from the oceans also forms cloud, rain and storm systems, making agriculture and human habitation possible in large parts of the world.

Ocean fisheries account for nearly 10% of all the animal protein consumed by people and support coastal communities everywhere.

Oceans — often to their detriment from an environmental perspective — make international trade affordable and practical. Shipping and port cities support the global economy, bringing the ability to export from the developing world and help our societies become more closely connected through trade and cultural exchange.

Conservation Work

COASTAL VELOCITY is part of a large group of interconnected organizations from the private sector, institutions of higher learning and governmental agencies that are working to understand our oceans and learn how to conserve them.

For our part, COASTAL VELOCITY, looks to enable and facilitate field work that will help us understand the scope of the problems facing our environment relating directly to the world's oceans. We provide tools, personnel, transport and local expertise to ensure that our research partners have everything they need to gather data and conduct their important work.

Conservation of the ocean takes an entire community, with each element of the effort coalescing into a single purpose. Our goal is global conservation by way of supporting localized expeditions and field work. We know this important work will help drive environmental protection technology and policy and COASTAL VELOCITY looks to support it in any way we can.

Our Work

COASTAL VELOCITY helps provide the tools, people and logistics that support ocean research projects worldwide.

These projects are dedicated to understanding and protecting the environment and developing data that can increase awareness and drive lawmakers and regulatory officials to take action in support of the climate and the ocean environment.

How Are We Helping?

COASTAL VELOCITY looks to support research projects on topics that provide a dramatic illustration of the dangers we face as our environment changes. We are passionate about our mission and diligent in our research as we understand the global importance of our oceans.

The Mission

The more you learn about the ocean, the more you understand that a problem with the ocean environment is a global problem.

That means that we have allies, partners and support everywhere in the world but also that damage to the ocean is a really big problem. COASTAL VELOCITY works to take advantage of these connections and our common goals to provide a better foundation to each of the projects we support. In turn, the more allies we have, the stronger our chances are of saving our world's waterways and making the planet a better place for everyone.

At COASTAL VELOCITY we take every effort to improve our access, support services, and the quality of the research produced. We have a keen understanding of not only the equipment and personnel needed to conduct research, but also the special considerations you must make to successfully operate in marine environments everywhere in the world.

The Research

Ocean life is like a canary in the coal mine if the coal mine was our entire planet. Damage to sea life such as coral bleaching is one of the most dramatic illustrations of the impact of climate change on our world. This is why marine research is so essential to stopping climate change and the destruction of the worldwide environment.

Algae provides a vital piece of the marine food chain around coral reefs. The algae, known as Zooxanthellae, provides nutrients to the coral and in return, the coral provides a symbiotic exchange of products that the Zooxanthellae can use. When this symbiosis is out of balance, it becomes a danger to the life of coral.

However, it has recently been happening on a much larger scale and more often. Periods of warmer-than-normal water temperatures over an extended period lead to an imbalance that the coral needs to correct by getting rid of the algae. When this happens everywhere at the same time, it disrupts the animals that feed off the algae and in turn the animals that feed off those animals and so on down the line.

The Support

Field work is just one challenge after another. The people associated with COASTAL VELOCITY are experienced in the field, have spent years working in their disciplines and have been on dozens of expeditions. But every trip brings something they haven't seen before.

With the especially unpredictable nature of the ocean environment, it pays to have people there with the experience to change plans and adapt to new conditions. Our support teams, data specialists and technical personnel have the experience, knowledge and energy to handle anything that comes their way. They are also dedicated to our mission of conducting innovative field research that supports the protection of our environment.

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Our Tools

COASTAL VELOCITY has expertise in the specialized tools and methodologies devoted to ocean research.

We understand what it takes to assist with development of field data, monitoring and the proper collection of samples. With a strong background in research and travel, we are primed to facilitate the next great expedition.

But we also know that some of the most important work is done back at the lab or as part of a complex data processing operation. With that in mind, we work to follow the best practices and standards to assure a smooth and complete analysis of the data we help collect out in the field.


Global

Connecting you to the resources you need in remote sites is our specialty. Whether it's the logistics of air or sea travel to a remote location or the connectivity you need to send data back by satellite, COASTAL VELOCITY can handle it. We work with specialized transportation and communication systems to ensure that your field work runs the way you need it to.

Localized

Our local contacts in some of the most difficult terrains in the world can help you get what you need where you need it. When you need local transportation in an unusual location, we can make it happen. We also have connections with local authorities and regulatory bodies to help secure permits and access.

Data Collection

Collection of complete and accurate data is the most important part of any field work. We have the experience to care for and preserve data and samples collected under extreme conditions. We may also be able to place resources locally to maintain and care for data collection equipment after the initial setup is done. This ensures that your data can make its way back to you in one piece.

Support Equipment

From computers and analysis kits to tents and cookstoves, we can procure and maintain it all for you. COASTAL VELOCITY provides everything you need to safely and efficiently conduct your important work. We also are well-practiced in the standards required to assure that the field work and campsites won't corrupt the data or otherwise affect the local environment. And yes, that includes keeping a few extra pens and waterproof notebooks on hand for a sudden science emergency!

Our People

Everyone on the COASTAL VELOCITY team shares a common goal of conservation and environmental protection.

That guiding principle informs every partnership and joint venture we engage in. It's vitally important that the work we support is dedicated to a common goal of increasing knowledge of the ocean and protecting the worldwide environment.


Manpower & Logistics

Our research partners rely on an international team of specialists, general research assistants, and logistics managers to augment their field work. We at COASTAL VELOCITY have contacts around the world to help you build a great team no matter where you are looking to travel. Our people are experienced and certified in their various specialties and all of them are dedicated to supporting and conducting high quality research that makes a difference.

Local Guides and Resources

No matter where you plan to conduct your work, you will need the support of local experts on the land, the waters and the environment. COASTAL VELOCITY works to find and retain the services of the best local experts or other people who can enhance and support field work. We have successfully partnered with people and organizations around the world to make sure that our partners' research is successful.

Follow-up Researchers

Many of the field programs we support benefit from on-going work and comparison of data over time. Our contacts near your field research locations are able to assist with the follow-up research in accordance with established guidelines. This provides additional data that is collected according to your methodologies.

Data Analysis & Sharing

Good data is the basis of the good science that will help support preservation of the ocean environment. Scientific work also needs to be conducted with a spirit of collaboration and openness. COASTAL VELOCITY provides a bridge between different groups looking to share data, methodology or even research sites. When your project connects with us, you are also connected to all of the other work we support. We champion this kind of peer-to-peer connection among groups with similar goals but different perspectives.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us to learn more about how we facilitate research with a focus on the ocean environment.