CSA Ocean Sciences Expands Trinidad and Tobago Operations with New Hires
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), an international marine environmental consulting firm, today announced the appointment of two new hires to their Trinidad and Tobago operations–Dr. Himawatee Baboolal to the position of Project Scientist III and Mr. Shem Manickchand as Technician.
Based out of the company’s Port of Spain office, Dr. Baboolal and Mr. Manickchand will both play instrumental roles in the design, implementation, and analysis of a range of multidisciplinary marine survey projects, including environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs), geophysical and geotechnical surveys, oceanographic deployments, and environmental baseline and long-term monitoring survey campaigns.
Dr. Baboolal holds a B.Sc. in Botany and Zoology from the University of the West Indies and a B.Sc. in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of Greenwich in England. She was the national awardee of the BGTT 1999/2000 British Council/University of Strathclyde International Scholarship to pursue an M.Sc. in Environmental Science and subsequently graduated with Distinction. In 2021, Dr. Baboolal, a BPTT/University of Trinidad and Tobago Research Fellowship awardee, was conferred a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and Applied Life Sciences.
Mr. Manickchand holds an M.Sc. in GIS and a B.Sc. in Surveying and Land Information from the University of the West Indies and has extensive experience in the geomatics industry and the collection of marine data to support onshore and offshore environmental studies. Most recently, he supported an environmental baseline survey conducted offshore Suriname by CSA in water depths of approximately 1,000 meters.
Commenting on CSA’s ongoing investments into the region, Mr. Kevin Peterson, Chief Executive Officer of CSA said: “We are delighted to welcome Himawatee and Shem to the CSA team at an exciting moment in our expansion plans for both our local Trinidad and Tobago business and our long-term strategic vision to extend our operational footprint across Central and South America. Investing in subject matter expertise and technical experience of this caliber is a critical differentiator in CSA’s mission to deliver industry-leading multidisciplinary marine environmental services for offshore industries around the globe.”
For more information about CSA’s marine survey capabilities, visit: www.csaocean.com.