Fullfilling the needs of our clientsFairweather Science is proud to partner with several highly experienced organizations.
Operating under a joint venture known as Olgoonik Fairweather, LLC, Fairweather Science, LLC, and Olgoonik Oilfield Services (the Alaska Native Corporation for the Village of Wainwright) have provided program management for industry or agency funded Arctic marine research projects since 2008, including the Chukchi Sea Environmental Studies Program, a large-scale multi-disciplinary industry study sponsored by Shell, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil.
Olgoonik Fairweather has also provided permitting, logistics and vessel management services through a strong partnership with Norseman Maritime, a provider of specialized research support vessels for various scopes of scientific work in the Arctic. Olgoonik Fairweather clients include the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), University of Washington (UW), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL), the North Slope Borough (NSB), and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Thanks to the scheduling and administrative support of Olgoonik Fairweather, multiple research institutions and organizations are able to share in the high costs associated with mobilization and demobilization and transit to and from the theater. This allows each individual contract to allocate more funding to science.
In addition, Fairweather Science, LLC partnered with Olgoonik Oilfield Services and Kaktovik Inupiat Corporation through another joint venture, Tulugaq II, LLC, to provide remote sensing services across Alaska utilizing unmanned aircraft systems. We have worked together, utilizing this advanced technology, to successfully identify maternal polar bear dens on the North Slope, and we have assisted in planning and streamlining wintertime oil and gas activities with minimal disturbance to bears and other native species. As of 2017, this joint venture is no longer in operation, but we work closely with specialty subcontractors to continue to provide this service to clients.
Together, Fairweather Science works with other partners to offer customers a wide range of support services, including logistics and permitting, safety supervision, and subcontractor and program management, while offering a significant savings through cost sharing.