Fullfilling the needs of our clientsFairweather Science is proud to partner with several highly experienced organizations.
Fairweather Science is known for fostering collaboration among stakeholders to facilitate the balance of sustainable development and environmental conservation. We are a small firm of people who promote the value of working with partners to bring in specific expertise. Our past partners have included several highly experienced organizations, and we look forward to collaborating with new teams on future projects!
Fairweather Science has partnered with several Alaska Native Organizations (ANOs). We created a joint venture known as Olgoonik Fairweather, LLC with Olgoonik Oilfield Services (the Alaska Native Corporation for the Village of Wainwright)to provide program management for industry- or agency-funded Arctic marine research projects. Projects include the Chukchi Sea Environmental Studies Program, a large-scale multi-disciplinary industry study sponsored by Shell, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil from 2008-2014; the Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in the Development Area (ANIMIDA) funded by the Bureau of Energy Management (BOEM) 2012-2015; and for specialized research vessel and logistics support in the Arctic. Our clients have included: University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, North Slope Borough, BOEM, and the National Science Foundation. We created a joint venture known as Tulugaq II, LLC with Olgoonik Oilfield Services and Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation to provide remote sensing services for work in Alaska. Clients included University of Alaska Fairbanks, Hilcorp Alaska, LLC, Shell, and ConocoPhillips. We have developed a reputation of working in coordination with ANOs and can easily develop partnerships to ensure success of a project.
We foster collaboration with research and agency stakeholders. From 2010-2018, we sponsored an Arctic Research Planning event at the annual Alaska Marine Science Symposium (AMSS) in Anchorage to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing. The event grew from 20 to over 150 attendees. We have facilitated several workshops to discuss relevant topics, such as the walrus disturbance workshop and use of unmanned aerial systems at the AMSS.
Recent research indicated the use of aerial infrared to detect maternal polar bear dens may not be as effective as initially thought, and Fairweather Science received funding from the Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) and their members to lead a study to test this technology. We collaborated with USFWS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for this effort.
We team with subject-matter experts to augment our team, including firms such as Rural Alaska First (cultural sensitivity training), Environmental Research and Consulting (polar bear research/sensing), Alaska Aerial Media (unmanned aerial services), and Precision, LLC (remote sensing). We work with our partners to offer customers a wide range of support ser's needs from project beginning to end. Our diverse history, variety of experience, and creative solutions set us apart in the environmental consulting industry!