Woolpert wins $50M Corps coastal mapping contract

Project includes imagery of land, beach and shallow water seafloor

Woolpert will perform coastal mapping under new Corps contract. Image courtesy of Woolpert/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Woolpert Inc. has been chosen for a $49.9 million coastal mapping project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District.

The project will provide “worldwide geospatial operations, sensor maintenance and technical support for the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX),” the company said in announcing the award, which will support coastal mapping and charting missions through 2025.

Based in Ohio, Woolpert just last year acquired Athens-based Optimal GEO. The two firms had operated as a joint venture for two earlier contracts.

Under this contract, “Woolpert will collect high-accuracy bathymetric and topographic lidar and survey data and high-resolution imagery of the land, beach and shallow water seafloor” under task orders assigned by JALBTCX to support the Corps of Engineers, the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Coastal Mapping Program and the Naval Oceanographic Office.

“Increasing changes in our environment have made the collection of accurate and consistent coastal data imperative to protecting lives, infrastructure and economies,” Woolpert Vice President John Gerhard said. “We’re honored to do whatever we can to support the great work of the Corps and JALBTCX partners.”

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