Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Foundation, Inc.
We are a a 501 C-3 tax-deductible NGO serving the Caribbean, Africa, Asia for over 32 years in all areas of development: Environment, Microfinance, and Agriculture. Dedicated to: Healing the Earth and its people, restoring the oceans, preserving the coastline, saving our fish and shellfish, providing credit to those in poverty.
PERMITTING FOR COASTAL CONSTRUCTION:
Biological surveys, biological design of site and planning for permit requirements, reports and surveys for permits, meetings with permitting agencies. Filing and follow-up with agencies. Co-operative work with engineers and lawyers on permit applications.
COASTAL MITIGATION AND REHABILITATION:
Projects: Mitigation of seagrasses, mangroves, marshes and corals. Cost effective. Tailored to projects’ needs: small to large.
Benthic surveys and maps, vegetation surveys and maps, aerial surveys.Satellite coastal vegetation maps.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT:
Writing and background data for EIS or EIA; biological and literature surveys, planning and design with engineers and decision-makers for minimal environmental impact.
TOXICITY TESTING-FOULING STUDIES:
Field and laboratory testing. Mortality, 50% mortality and dosage-time requirements for safe standards. Plants and animals (including corals), marine and estuarine.
OIL POLLUTION CLEAN-UP/PLANNING & MAPS:
Advise on dispersant use, prioritization of resources to protect. Contingency plans and sensitivity maps.
TEAM ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS:
For EIS, EIA or litigation we have a group of subtropical and tropical experts as associates: Oceanographers, hydrologists, geologists, coastal engineers, water chemists, experts on fisheries and marine mammals, ornithologists, benthic biologists. We organize teams; undertake projects where interdisciplinary expertise is necessary.
SITING AND DESIGN OF CONSTRUCTION FOR MINIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE:
For projects not requiring EIS, planning of facility design and site selection. Biological surveys, resource maps and information required for permits or designing; reports, mitigation proposals.
SERVICES FOR ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS
Monitoring, testing, pollution assessment, impact assessment on water quality, predictive modeling.
THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES:
Impact and site assessments, mitigation plans, design modifications for reduction of impacts.
Terrestrial, aquatic, estuarine, marine: plants and animals.
Participating, Planning, Presentations and Arbitrations with interested citizens and citizens’ groups.
FLOOD PLAIN ASSESSMENTS:
Analysis of impacts of projects on flood plain management.
Impact of social and economic costs, dislocations, alternatives and options associated with construction and development projects to residential, commercial & schools.
Site and risk assessment, hazardous wastes, monitoring, modeling for hazardous waste levels, predictions, construction hazardous wastes, testing for hazardous waste contamination on biological species.
ARCHEOLOGICAL, HISTORAL AND CULTURAL IMPACT ANALYSIS:
Assessment and preservation of sites and artifacts with archeological, historical, and cultural value, coordination with appropriate agencies.