Consulting Group (MMCG)
MMCG is an independent
consulting firm created in response to increased environmental
mitigation requirements for offshore projects. MMCG prepares compliance
documents, develops mitigation strategies and provides monitoring
teams to avoid potential impacts to marine mammals and other wildlife.
These same services are offered in connection with submerged cultural
and historical resources as well as with permit compliance requirements.
of the Marine
Mammal Consulting Group, Inc.
MMCG was established in 1992 by Peter Howorth and Lad Handelman.
Howorth has worked with marine mammals since 1962. He is recognized
by state and federal regulatory agencies as a mitigation expert.
He has worked extensively in this country as well as in other
countries. Handelman was a founder and CEO of two of today's premier
offshore underwater contractors, Oceaneering International and
Cal Dive International.
MMCG’s goal is to ensure that projects can be successfully
completed in a cost-effective manner without significant impacts
to marine wildlife. MMCG accomplishes this goal through comprehensive
planning and diligent execution.
MMCG is the contractor of choice when it comes to environmental
planning and offshore mitigation. In the performance of hundreds
of projects during the span of this last decade, no significant
impacts to marine wildlife have occurred when MMCG has performed
the mitigation. No complaints from the public, environmental groups
or regulatory agencies have been made for any MMCG projects.
MMCG’s leadership position
was earned through:
• Meticulous planning in the early stages of project development;
• Careful selection and rigorous training of offshore monitoring
• Strict adherence to agency requirements; and
• Consistently maintaining the highest standards as independent,
offshore industries are faced with increasing environmental regulations.
MMCG helps industry comply with such regulations, yet still complete
projects on time and on budget. MMCG uses a cost-effective, multidisciplinary
approach to environmental planning and mitigation.
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provides scientific support and marine equipment for offshore
research projects involving marine mammals, sea birds, fish and
invertebrates, physical oceanography, and numerous other subjects.
MMCG principals have decades of experience in fielding and supporting
research teams in remote offshore areas.
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