Five championship cup style trophies with gold stars all around.

A big congratulations to Aurora Justiniano-Santos, our environmental scientist in Puerto Rico, for receiving a Program Manager’s Spotlight Award─one of our company’s highest awards─for going above and beyond her role. Aurora was nominated by her division lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management for assisting the client during a sensitive and difficult situation that has been gaining public, political, and environmental attention. She provided timely, frequent, and high-level information and talking points for this ongoing and high profile issue. Having her on-the-ground intel was extremely valuable to the office’s senior federal leadership who are navigating this issue and responding to media inquiries as the events unfold and continue.

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New Heavily Desired High Resolution Land Cover Data for the U.S. 

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Happy 50th Birthday, Coastal Zone Management Act!

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