At EAI, we are continuously providing innovative environmental management and monitoring solutions to private and public sector clients in Florida and beyond. Visit our website often for current updates on EAI projects, publications, presentations, awards, and other relevant news.
A sea turtle nest exposed in the side of a beach escarpment. Hurricane Irma brought severe weather to the Treasure Coast, with top wind speeds in St. Lucie County reaching 100 mph on South Hutchinson Island. EAI monitors sea turtle nesting on the southernmost ten...read more
An "???" track on Cat Island’s beach. EAI is excited to announce some of its newest projects which expand both our service offerings and our geographic reach. As part of the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hired Manson...read more
EAI’s Amber Stevenson oversees and coordinates the work of the New Smyrna Beach Turtle Trackers and they do an amazing job for sea turtles in Volusia County. The NSB Turtle Trackers are an all-volunteer staff of more than 20, who monitor the beach between Ponce Inlet...read more
AI once again participated in the Martin County Lionfish Round-Up held in June. This year EAI was a proud sponsor and fielded two teams of four divers each. Although we did not finish in first place…or second place…or third place, our teams had a blast and were happy...read more
Senior EAI staff attended the 31st Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School in Fort Lauderdale from July 18-21, 2017. The conference covered a variety of topics related to environmental policy and permitting. The EAI team divided and conquered, attending courses...read more
The 2017 sea turtle nesting season has been very successful with EAI documenting over 9,475 loggerhead, 3,200 green turtle, and 176 leatherback nests within its survey areas in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties. As peak hatching season approaches, please...read more
Martin County recently completed a project to replace sand on Bathtub Beach on the east coast of Florida. Beach renourishment includes the dumping or pumping of sand from elsewhere (i.e., sand borrow sites) onto an eroding beach often to widen the existing beach and...read more
EAI has presented at two conferences in 2017. In February, EAI presented at the Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s Technical Conference in Stuart, FL and in April the International Sea Turtle Symposium in Las Vegas, NV. EAI Biologist Joe Scarola...read more
In December 2016, managers of a St. Lucie County Habitat for Humanity project found that, while construction was halted for the holidays, some gopher tortoises took up residence on the construction site. EAI volunteered to help. Our biologists discovered four gopher...read more
The past few months have provided great opportunities for EAI to expand existing staff roles and hire new staff. Current employees who have expanded their roles include Carrie Goethel who is now our Laboratory Manager, Andrew Luering who is now the Field Technician...read more
Submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) surveys can be conducted via a variety of methods. However, since SAV surveys are performed by multiple entities in the State of Florida and used in the development of statewide policy, an SAV calibration exercise is conducted...read more
EAI is excited to announce its expansion to the west coast of Florida with the establishment of a new branch office in Fort Myers, Lee County. Services offered at the new location include, but are not limited to: environmental assessments environmental resource...read more
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