HOW WE WORK
We harness innovative technologies, including Mysticetus Observation Software, to efficiently streamline aerial, vessel, land, and acoustic surveys. We have a strong commitment to giving back to the community, as well as helping the environment. We support employee volunteerism and provide our expertise to non-profit organizations.
As a small women-owned business, we are a tight, well-organized team of highly experienced scientists with over 30 years of marine and wildlife science across the globe. We are passionate about making a positive difference in the world lending our expertise to shape sound resource policy, educating our clients on best practices, and contributing to collective scientific knowledge.
Monitoring - Mitigation - Permitting - Advising
Marine Mammal Mitigation & Monitoring Plans (4MP)
Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM)
Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) Applications
Letter of Authorization (LOA) Applications
Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
Biological Assessments (BA) and Evaluations (BE)
Environmental Assessment (EA) reports
Marine Mammal Observers (MMO)
Protected Species Observers (PSO)
Our senior scientists are well-known and widely regarded researchers in marine and wildlife science. Published in peer-reviewed journals, our team works in a variety of roles supporting and sharing research around the globe.
Our senior scientists are experienced with regulatory documentation, including EISs, IHA/LOAs, ITPs, and interpreting and advising on multijurisdictional state and federal laws concerning the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), habitat conservation plans and more.
Our team has extensive global experience monitoring the effects of seismic exploration/drilling, ice breaking, and navy sonar and detonation exercises on marine mammals, sea turtles, and manta rays. Over 300,000 km and 20,000 hours of aerial survey experience from both fixed wing and helicopter aircraft. Extensive history with conducting wildlife baseline surveys to estimate density and abundance, distribution and habitat use, behavior and ecology. Experience covering the Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Greenland, and Australia.
Smultea Sciences was founded by Mari Smultea over 20 years ago. Certifications include:
Woman-owned Small Business (WOSB)
DOT MBE Certified
Maryland MBE 18-479
Marine and wildlife scientists dedicated to educating the world.