Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Site Management

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Site Management

A cornerstone of our approach is the creation and use of a comprehensive electronic database and linked geographic information/analysis system that allows highly fluid, real-time dynamic analysis and communication.  Understanding the available data is critical to developing the best strategy for effective management and decisions.  
 
Sediment investigations require the integration of multiple types of information including physical attributes of the ecosystem, habitat and biological information, analytical chemistry, and toxicological results into a scientifically sound conceptual site model.  These data are combined with an understanding of current and historic site uses by people and wildlife that may have influenced current environmental conditions, including specific site activities as well as potential background contributions.  
 
NewFields’ scientists effectively manage these data integrations through the use of a Geographic Information System (GIS).  GIS provides an excellent tool to understand the geospatial conditions of the site and provides a tool to examine the effectiveness of various remedial strategies and mitigation options.  GIS is also used to efficiently communicate the results to regulators, stakeholders, and the public.