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Aquatic Environments

U.S. coastlines are vital to a healthy nation, community and economy. With nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population living on the coast, coastal areas are responsible for $9.5 trillion in goods and services, annually.  Battelle delivers high-quality, objective, and cost-effective information to coastline decision makers.
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Insights for Sustainable Growth

Battelle's experienced marine and coastal scientists help government and industry clients develop and implement integrated plans that foster sustainable economic growth. We apply best practices and state-of-the-science analytical techniques to help government and commercial clients make practical decisions.  

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Our Product and Service Solutions

Battelle offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary marine assessment and baseline characterization services, from gap analysis and database management to field sampling and public scoping and reporting.

Battelle develops and applies analytical methods for sediment, tissue and water that meet rigorous method detection limits and measurement quality objectives to characterize contaminants.

Battelle provides comprehensive information management support for environmental programs, including systems planning, data acquisition, database management, application development, information visualization and decision modeling.

We develop Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, Biological Assessments and other documents that are scientifically credible, legally defensible and consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Battelle’s Florida Materials Research Facility specializes in the evaluation of materials in a subtropical marine environment, including natural weathering, marine immersion, corrosion and dynamic testing.

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Florida Materials Research Facility


When you need to understand how your products, coatings, materials or equipment will hold up under real-world conditions, put them to the test at Battelle’s Florida Materials Research Facility. We can help you protect your bottom line and make better warranty and development decisions with accurate information about product performance under environmental conditions.


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PFAS Assessment & Mitigation

We're addressing the growing challenges of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) with unmatched technical expertise, services, technologies and facilities.
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Caitlyn Farragher

Sep 24, 2021, 08:05 AM
Title : Caitlyn Farragher
Name : Caitlyn Farragher
Position : Field Technician Specialist

Caitlyn has participated in field activities including preparation, sampling, data processing, and generating field survey reports on numerous water quality and benthic surveys. She is experienced in deploying and maintaining a wide range of sampling deceives and instrumentation used in collecting samples and data for biological, biological hazards, chemical and water quality analysis.

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With over 90 years of research and development experience, Battelle supports all areas of industry with intellectual property focused on supply chain assurance including non-destructive, rapid inspection technologies, and full range of risk mitigation solutions.


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