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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management–National Offshore Sand Inventory


United States Outer Continental Shelf


Firm Fixed Price


07/2021 – 07/2026


Beau Suthard, PG; Jeffrey Andrews, PSM, CH; Beth Forrest, PhD, PG; Patrick Bryce, PG; Alexandra Valente; Michael Lowiec, PSM; Kathryn Brown, MS; Chris Dvorscak, RPA; Heather Vollmer, GISP; Joseph Peroyea.


APTIM has designed, permitted, implemented, and monitored more coastal restoration projects than any other firm in the U.S. APTIM combines state-of-the-art geomorphologic mapping with geophysical and geotechnical measurements to locate and define large sand deposits for use in shore protection projects accurately and effectively. Based on this experience, APTIM has recently been awarded the first ever Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract issued by the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Marine Minerals Program for Geophysical, Geological, and Environmental Data Collection and Analysis supporting Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Marine Minerals Stewardship, including sand and gravel for use in coastal restoration and beach nourishment projects, as well as strategic, critical, and other hard minerals.

The first of its kind award, valued at up to $25 million over five years, builds upon APTIM’s extensive marine minerals mapping and data management experience over the last 30+ years and covers potential work across all of the United States’ OCS, including the Atlantic, Pacific, Alaska, and Gulf of Mexico Coasts as well as the OCS of US Pacific and Caribbean island territories.

APTIM’s scope of work includes identification, characterization, and delineation of sand to further the Marine Minerals Program’s development of a National Offshore Sand Inventory, as well as other critical/hard marine minerals in support of development of a future National Offshore Critical Mineral Inventory. It includes synthesis of existing resource evaluation and environmental data and information, new geophysical and geological data acquisition and processing, as well as studies and monitoring needed to evaluate the potential impacts to sensitive habitats, biological communities, and cultural resources that may result from mineral exploration or extraction activities. APTIM has identified and developed more offshore sand resources than any other private firm in the United States having identified billions of cubic yards of offshore sediments and permitting hundreds of millions of cubic yards of beach quality sand that has been either placed on beaches or reserved for use in future projects.


  • Synthesis of existing resource evaluation and environmental data and information
  • Identification, characterization, and delineation of OCS sand resources
  • New geophysical and geological data acquisition, processing, and interpretation
  • Environmental, cultural resource, and monitoring studies

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