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October 6, 2022
Woolpert Selected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for $50M Coastal Mapping, Charting Contract

Bathymetric and topographic lidar data and high-resolution imagery will be collected to support worldwide needs.

MOBILE, Ala.  — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District has selected Woolpert for a $49.9 million firm-fixed price contract to provide worldwide geospatial operations, sensor maintenance and technical support for the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX). The contract will support coastal mapping and charting missions through 2025.

Woolpert will collect high-accuracy bathymetric and topographic lidar and survey data and high-resolution imagery of the land, beach and shallow water seafloor under task orders assigned by JALBTCX in support of the Corps, U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Coastal Mapping Program and Naval Oceanographic Office.

WMR-532, the joint venture of Woolpert and Optimal GEO, was awarded two previous iterations of this contract in 2017 and 2019. In 2021, Woolpert acquired Optimal GEO.

“Increasing changes in our environment have made the collection of accurate and consistent coastal data imperative to protecting lives, infrastructure and economies,” Woolpert Vice President John Gerhard said. “We’re honored to do whatever we can to support the great work of the Corps and JALBTCX partners.”

About Woolpert
Woolpert is the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, with a vision to become one of the best companies in the world. We innovate within and across markets to effectively serve public, private and government clients worldwide. Woolpert is an ENR Top 150 Global Design Firm, earned six straight Great Place to Work certifications and actively nurtures a culture of growth, inclusion, diversity and respect. Founded in 1911 in Dayton, Ohio, Woolpert has been America’s fastest-growing AEG firm since 2015. The firm has 1,900 employees and more than 60 offices on four continents. For more, visit

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