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OUR WORK

Research Support Services provides sediment sampling, instrument deployment, habitat surveys and research diving services to environmental consultants and engineering firms. These firms are typically contracted with property owners, municipalities and agencies to assist with cleanup, environmental assessment, construction permitting and mitigation projects. 

 

We bring only the necessary personnel into the field and complete the field team with client staff as much as possible so they can observe, participate in and direct the work to the extent they wish.

 

RSS works exclusively as a subcontractor and does not solicit work from end clients.

 

Taking RSS into the field means:

• An alternative to costly increased staffing and equipment upkeep.

• An extended range of services in the offshore and underwater environment.

• Meeting the end client’s needs with in-house staff as much as possible.

 

THE RSS TEAM

ERIC PARKER

OWNER, VESSEL OPERATOR, FIELD LEAD 

Eric Parker brings his enthusiasm for efficiency and problem solving to nearshore marine fieldwork. He is highly regarded for creativity in pre-project design and for resourcefulness and ingenuity in the field.


Eric has designed and adapted specialized equipment and techniques for marine video and habitat surveys, structural inspections, and sampling. He has helped develop successful eelgrass transplant and monitoring techniques and several specialized sampling tools.

 

He also has public- and private-sector planning experience with environmental impact, wetland mitigation, salmon habitat and comprehensive planning projects. Eric enjoys excellent working relationships with project managers and agency oversight personnel and works interactively with them to refine survey methods to suit specific projects. He is approved by WDFW to conduct forage fish, aquatic vegetation and geoduck surveys, and holds the U.S. Coast Guard Master License required on vessels-for-hire.

 

 

Eric draws on a small pool of great people who make RSS happen—technicians, deckhands, divers, tenders, vessel operators and biologists...

Chris also owns and operates
Fairbanks Environmental Services
DON PETERSON
DON PETERSON

diver/dive supervisor/vessel operator (USCG master license)

CHRIS FAIRBANKS
CHRIS FAIRBANKS

biologist/diver/vessel operator (USCG master license)

R.J. MYERS
R.J. MYERS

diver/vessel operator (USCG master license)

HAL PETERSON
HAL PETERSON

diver/field lead/vessel operator

LUKE DEKKER
LUKE DEKKER

deckhand/technician/dive tender

DALE DICKINSON
DALE DICKINSON

diver/vessel operator

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

Our client list has grown over the years to include these firms.

 

AECOM

Anamar Environmental Consulting
Anderson Perry & Associates

Associated Earth Sciences

AMEC Earth and Environmental

AMEC Geomatrix

AMEC Foster Wheeler

Anchor Environmental

Anchor QEA

ASL Environmental

Aspect Consulting

Apex Companies

BergerABAM

Blue Water Engineering

Cardno-Entrix

Cardno

Cascadia Law Group

Central Planet Repair

CH2M Hill

CH2M

Ecological Land Services

Ecology and Environment

ENSR

Entrix

Environ

ERM

Evans-Hamilton

Floyd Snider

Foster Wheeler Environmental

GeoEngineers

 

Geomatrix

Golder Associates

Grette Associates

GSI Water Solutions

Harbor Consulting Engineers

Hart Crowser

Herrera Environmental Consultants

Holocene Drilling

HWA Geosciences

Integral Consulting

JT Marine

Kane Environmental

Landau Associates

Marine Surveys and Assessments

Maul Foster Alongi

MCS Environmental

Moffatt & Nichol

NewFields

Pacificorp Environmental

Parametrix

Pentec Environmental

The Retec Group

SelkerMetrics

Sound Environmental Strategies

Terra Associates

Tetra Tech

TRC Companies

Weston Solutions

Windward Environmental

WR Consulting