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Earth & Space Science Support & Operations

CSS provides scientific services in support of leading-edge physical, chemical, and biological R&D and technology testing programs designed to improve and protect human health and to investigate ecological processes. We also conduct and provide support for research destined for space. Our services go beyond the science by providing operation and utilization of facilities and equipment necessary for hardware and science payload development and testing.  

Emergency Preparedness & Response

CSS delivers cost-effective, scientifically-sound solutions that align with our clients’ missions, achieve project goals, and most importantly, advance the protection of human health and the environment. We bring 40 years of experience working with federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Emergency Management Agency on diverse environmental disaster preparedness and response efforts. Clients recognize our field, analytical, and technical support staff  for their expertise in chemical, biological, radioactive, and nuclear hazards. We perform research, create guidance documents, conduct field demonstrations, deliver training, and provide analytical services in collaboration with federal researchers and on-scene response staff.  

Environmental Resource Assessment & Management

CSS conducts research and provides science-based solutions on evolving economic, environmental, human health, and social factors which underpin the management strategies for the sustainable use, protection, preservation, and restoration of our freshwater, coastal, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Facilities Operations & Maintenance

CSS provides a broad range of services and solutions to address unique facility operations, maintenance and repair requirements. Our portfolio of facilities we manage include airfields, research laboratories, manufacturing facilities, clean rooms, industrial parks, and multi-tenant facilities. Our customers include Federal and State agencies, commercial businesses, industry organizations and domestic and International academic institutions

Human Health Risk Assessment

CSS offers the full range of environmental toxicology services for Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) – including hazard identification, toxicology assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization – to evaluate concerns to human health and the environment.  We conduct and evaluate studies on the movement, metabolism, degradation, and fate of a broad range of chemicals including pesticides, herbicides, and other agricultural and industrial chemicals, as well as those produced from naturally occurring sources such as harmful algal blooms.

IT Services

CSS provides custom, turn-key Information Technology solutions that meet both the simple and critical needs of an evolving organization. Our solutions range from mission critical applications requiring fault tolerant systems and IT security compliance to managed infrastructure and desktop support. Our team includes solution architects and engineers that help our customers plan, design, test, and maintain their IT solutions.

Safety, Health & Environmental

CSS offers comprehensive Safety, Health, & Environmental (SHE) services designed to protect environmental quality, the workforce, and public health. These were our founding services; we understand how to integrate SHE policies and services across entire organizations and worksites to create more effective and efficient outcomes.

Scientific Publications

Sharing results and collaboration is the foundation of scientific progress. Throughout our history, our employee-owners are recognized for their peer-review publications.

Projects

We approach every customer need with “yes, we can do that”. CSS gets things done. Our solutions are tailored for each mission and responsive to every customer requirement. Our projects demonstrate this approach. 

Grape Microbiota

CSS was selected to develop an experiment payload to examine the effect of microgravity throughout the various stages of wine fermentation.

Plant Water Management in Microgravity

CSS was selected by NASA through its REMIS contract to serve as payload developer, performing mission integration and operations to advance the fundamental research to a higher Technology Readiness Level.

Analytical Chemistry Support for the US EPA National Aquatic Resource Survey

CSS chemically analyzes hundreds of water samples collected annually from the US EPA’s National Aquatic Resource Survey (NARS), a critical contribution to the EPA assessments of the condition of the nation’s water bodies.

Hazard Analysis Support to the Transportation Security Administration

CSS has provided safety and health support, and a variety of other activities in support of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) programs.

Real-time HABs Detection and Modeling

We develop and deploy the sensors and monitor in real-time, HABs activities to support immediate response.

Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs Fact Sheet

EPA tasked CSS to prepare a Quick Response Guide for first responders on the dangerous drug Fentanyl.

Red Hill Drinking Water Crisis

CSS supported the U.S. EPA Red Hill response operations in Hawaii in early 2022.

Cleaning Up the National Anthrax Attack

Challenge CSS working alongside of the U. S. Centers for Disease Control characterized the extent of building contamination and subsequently determined that the entire 100,000 foot building and contents would need to be decontaminated. A novel method needed to be developed and implemented for cleaning the massive number of mail pouches, packages and artifacts destined…

IT Support to NOAA Fisheries

Our IT services support included developing and integrating information management systems central to NOAA Fisheries’ management and protection of living marine resources and their habitats

Development support of NOAA/NOA OceanReports

CSS’s Team helped create the OceanReports web-based tool that assists in the analysis of coastal and marine resources for commerce, development, and conservation.

Predictive Modeling and the HABTracker

CSS scientists helped develop HABTracker, a HAB Forecast system.

Expert Guidance to EPA’s Consequence Management Advisory Division

Technical Support for EPA’s Consequence Management Advisory Division (CMAD) – CSS provides expert technical guidance and field support related to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) decontamination.