Geospatial analysis uses geographic information systems technology to illuminate and solve complex environmental problems. It uses spatial data and information from multiple sources are to create and analyze new perspectives on natural resource landscapes. Versar has applied geospatial analysis to identify and quantify the extent of environmental impacts; locate probable contaminant sources or hot spots; rank potential restoration or mitigation sites; and address other important spatial questions. We used geospatial analysis on natural resource damage assessments; environmental impact studies; watershed planning; and infrastructure or facilities siting.
Chesapeake Bay Marine Debris – Developed a geographic-weighted regression model to predict the density of derelict crab pots in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay
Barnegat Bay Restoration Targeting – Developed and applied a multi-parameter geographic selection method for locating and ranking potential ecological restoration sites in the watershed.
Coastal New Jersey Ecological Refugia – Conducted a geostatistical analysis of two decades of coastal New Jersey surf clam data to identify key population centers