The International Space Station in space with the Earth below in the background.

Some of the projects we support are out of this world! Our staff are supporting the University of North Dakota by providing world class laboratory space near the Kennedy Space Center to enable 3-D printing and testing of NASA’s astronaut suits. Check out this video on why this these new suits are important to NASA’s mission and the safety of their astronauts. 

We provide operations, facility, and IT support, and health and safety oversight for the Space Life Sciences Laboratory, a joint effort between State of Florida and NASA for payloads bound to the International Space Station.   

This facility is a full-service, multi-tenant research laboratory supporting Earth and Space Life Science technology and product development. It’s located in Exploration Park on federal property directly outside the security perimeter of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. 

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Several large coral fragments in a tank

Studying Corals for Future Protection and Restoration

Coral reefs are under threat from warming waters, disease, degraded water quality, and other stressors. Several shallow water coral species are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Our team of coral scientists on contract with NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science are studying coral reproduction, and genetics, and the environmental factors that…

Examining Cetaceans for Contamination and Pathogens

CSS has employee owners who are experts in monitoring cetacean health. Several CSS scientists supporting NOAA’s Centers for Coastal Ocean Science have recently conducted research and tests on marine mammals to explore uncommon behaviors and causes for strandings. View some examples of this research below. Microplastics are becoming increasingly abundant in coastal and marine environments.…

NOAA Diversity in External Services Award Winner

Congratulations to Melis Ӧkter for receiving the first, annual NOAA Diversity in External Services Award. Melis is one of our coastal management specialists supporting our subcontract with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. This award recognizes Melis’ work establishing partnerships and networks to create a safe space to learn and share about diversity and equity issues.…