Masters Student
Masters Student Ryan Lloyd
Ryan Lloyd


2010-present — MS student, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida

2010 — Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, University of Florida


2008, 2010 — CSA International, Inc. — Operations Technician

2007, 2008-2010 — Florida Museum of Natural History — Volunteer


As an intern at CSA in 2008, Mr. Lloyd gained extensive experience in marine-related environmental field studies and technical projects for a variety of private engineering firms and government clients. He participates in numerous field studies in Florida by assisting with planning and mobilization and transport of equipment for several international field efforts. Mr. Lloyd is experienced with the deployment and recovery of physical oceanographic equipment used to collect water and sediment samples (e.g., Van Veen sediment grab samplers andvibracorers) as well as water column profiles of conductivity, temperature, and salinity(CTD) (e.g., SeaBird CTD probe) and transmissivity.

Mr. Lloyd is a licensed boat operator with considerable experience in marine vessel operation and navigation. He is certified by the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)as an openwaterSCUBA, with over 10 years of diving experience.


Field Operations Technician for a 21-day survey to collect baseline information regarding potential dredging project sites in association with the Mayport Naval Station Area 103 evaluation. Candidate offshore dredged material disposal sites were sampled with a sediment grab sampler, and the proposed dredging sites were sampled with a sediment grab sampler and vibracorer. Sediment samples were homogenized after collection to provide representative material for bioassays and a full suite of chemical analyses including pesticides, metals, and hydrocarbons. Collection of sediment and water samples included in situ hydrographic measurements at the water column surface, mid‑water, and bottom. The project was conducted under subcontract to Water and Air Research, In. (WAR) under Delivery Orders of a Service Contract with the Environmental Resources Branch, Planning Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District.

Field Operations Technician for a survey associated with implementation of a seagrass mitigation plan for the Village of Key Biscayne as required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to meet the mitigation requirements from impacts to seagrass associated with past beach renourishment projects. The purpose of the survey was to locate suitable donor sites for seagrass transplants. The project includes restoration of 1.33 acres of seagrass in 192 sites located in four areas of Biscayne Bay and Miami-DadeCounty. A combination of methods including seagrass transplanting and bird stake placement to encourage seagrass in-growth will be used following standard methodologies developed and presented in the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Seagrass Restoration in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. (Village of Key Biscayne, Florida).

Field Operations Technician for a fish sampling project in the upper Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River during the dry season to study the response of fish assemblages to different water flows and levels. Fishes were sampled using an electroshocker during three different flow regimes at four locations along the upper river. Data collected will be used to designate fishes as valued ecosystem components. (South Florida Water Management District).

Assisted with mobilization of field surveys to identify and mitigate environmental damage caused by the grounding of the M/T FICUS off Goulding Cay, New Providence, Bahamas. The project included an initial assessment, habitat equivalency analysis, restoration, and a mitigation plan. (Bahamas Environment, Science &Technology Commission).

Assisted with mobilization for surveys being conducted by CSA in association with a 403(c) monitoring program related to a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for a discharge from the Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. refinery into Yabucoa Bay, Puerto Rico. (Shell Chemical Yabucoa Inc.).

Assisted with dissection of laboratory shark specimens.


  • ArcGIS
  • GeoLocate
  • CSA's Integrated Video Mapping System (IVMS)
  • Hypack
  • Microsoft Office and related software


  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – American Red Cross
  • Standard First Aid – American Red Cross
  • NAUI Open Water Certified Scuba Diver
  • Florida Boating License
  • OSHA 24-Hr Hazwoper Training
  • PEC Gulf Clean Up Post Emergency Response Certification