Christopher Kelly is the Energy Programs Director at CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. He is a marine biologist with a strong background in designing and implementing statistically rigorous survey designs for environmental baseline studies, monitoring programs, and experimental research investigations.
Most recently, he has been the Chief Scientist on three survey campaigns to the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on behalf of The Metals Company. As a marine biologist at CSA, he also regularly serves as Chief Scientist for numerous environmental field baseline, monitoring, and research surveys around the globe. In addition, he has also counseled numerous clients and government regulatory agencies on statistically robust sampling procedures that are compliant with U.S., OSPAR, ISA, and best industry best practices.