PORTLAND, ORE. — The Marine Services division of David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) announced the award of a three-year, $30 million capacity indefinite delivery contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide LiDAR (light detection and ranging) hydrographic surveying, and related support services for anywhere in the United States. Airborne hydrographic LiDAR uses a blue-green laser to measure water depths up to approximately 2.5 times the visible depth. With this award, DEA becomes one of only two contractors in the nation selected to provide this service to NOAA over all U.S. territorial waters.

This contract augments DEA’s ongoing five-year hydrographic surveying and related support services contract with NOAA. The Marine Services division of DEA was established in 1989 in response to increasing demand from industry and government clients for hydrographic surveying and related data acquisition services.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., with satellite offices in Richmond, Virginia, and Bellevue, Wash., DEA Marine Services is entirely dedicated to marine data collection, analysis, and processing. Clients include NOAA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, port authorities, utilities, and the A/E/C community.