Applied Marine Sciences (AMS) is a national leader in providing scientific expertise and environmental program management for marine and aquatic ecosystems. The firm was founded in 1990 to supply independent oversight of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill science program in the Gulf of Alaska for the Alaskan and US governments. Besides the founder being the Chief Scientist for the Exxon Valdez Trustee Council, AMS processed, peer reviewed and commented on study proposals, annual work plans, resource status reports and final reports through 2002 with the assistance of independent reviewers. In the decades since the spill, AMS has expanded to support private industry, engineering consulting firms, non-profit organizations, academia, and public agencies at the local, state, federal, and international level. AMS is a California-certified Small Business Enterprise with offices in Livermore, Santa Cruz, and Encinitas, California.