Environmental Remediation

Marine environmental restoration projects are commonly noted for their positive ecological outcomes, such as increased biodiversity and enhanced potential for long-term conservation of marine, as well as social and economic benefits to persons who utilize the ocean and its resources for a variety of reasons. When communities are involved in ecological repair and restoration, benefits include increased environmental awareness and enhanced capacity for long-term stewardship of the natural environment. Economic benefits include various employment opportunities in the remediation process, enhanced capacity for marine tourism, and increased fisheries production over time. IAI conducts socioeconomic assessments of marine environmental remediation projects, contributing to the potential to significantly improve the marine environment and the lives of those who depend on the ocean for food, recreation, and commerce.