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Ray Valente

Environmental Consultant


Marine benthic ecology, coastal monitoring and impact assessment, benthic habitat mapping, sediment-profile imaging (SPI).

Issues of Interest:

  • Environmental impacts of dredging and dredged material disposal
  • Benthic community response to natural and anthropogenic disturbances
  • Animal-sediment-pollutant interactions
  • Benthic habitat mapping
  • Dredged material management

Current Projects:

  • Monitoring the environmental impacts of dredged material disposal under programs sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New England and New York.
  • Providing technical expertise to the NOAA Coastal Services Center in the development of a Web site on benthic habitat mapping.

Estuaries and near-coastal shelf environments

NOAA Benthic Habitat Mapping Web site:

Dredged material monitoring in New England (DAMOS Program): http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/environm/damos/splash_page.htm

Sediment-profile imaging (underwater sediment camera system): http://www.remots.com/

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This page was updated February 4, 2016