Local firm Anamar gets 10-year maritime contract

Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 5:07 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 5:07 p.m.

Gainesville-based Anamar Environmental Consulting was awarded a 10-year contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to monitor tide, current and water level data in U.S. waters.

Tasks under the contract include monitoring, assessing and distributing the data that NOAA’s National Ocean Service Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services provides to the maritime industry.

The company will provide depth data that ships use to safely pass through seaports, under bridges and across coastal bars, as well as data used to provide real time and predicted storm conditions and sea level rise.

Anamar would not reveal the value of the contract.

The company provides environmental services to government, industry, private enterprise and other consulting organizations. Last year, Anamar landed two contracts with the Army Corps of Engineers, one to sample and analyze dredge material to study the feasibility of deepening the Port of Charleston, S.C., and another to provide sediment, water and biotic samples, oceanographic surveys and fisheries studies for the Corps’ Seattle District.

Anamar was founded in 2000 by Nadia Lombardero, who has a master’s in analytical chemistry and toxicology from the University of Florida. The company has 11 employees based in Gainesville and more as needed to service West Coast projects from an office in Portland, Ore.

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