Location:

1100 Jadwin Avenue
Suite 250
Richland, WA 99352

Nicolas Eckhardt


Ecologist / GIS Specialist


Nicolas Eckhardt specializes in GIS and spatial data analysis of analytical chemistry and natural resources information. He supports the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration in Seattle and maintains the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) site for the Deepwater Horizon case. ERMA is an online mapping tool that integrates both static and real-time data, such as Environmental Sensitivity Index maps, ship locations, weather, and ocean currents, in a centralized, easy-to-use format for environmental responders and decision makers. He also is responsible for the Pacific Northwest ERMA, ensuring site layers are working properly and information is current, adding new layers as needed and coordinating with outside partners in adding information to the site. Additionally, Nicolas has experience with stream surveys, wetland delineation, watertyping, and erosion and sediment control projects. He has prepared permitting applications under National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Joint Aquatic Resource Applications (JARPA). He has served as a fisheries observer for the National Marine Fisheries Service aboard ships in the Bering Sea and at various Alaskan ports.


Education & Certifications

Master of Geographic Information Systems - University of Washington, 2013

Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Sciences (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) - University at Buffalo, 2006

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - University of Washington, 2009

Certificate in Wetland Science and Management - University of Washington, 2009

Wetland Training Institute: Certified Wetland Delineator, 2008

Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (CESCL), 2007