Azura Consulting LLC is a new woman-owned small business working to empower people and organizations to meet their goals while also conserving natural resources and minimizing impacts to the environment. Azura also aims to foster environmental stewardship and an excitement for science within our communities.
Azura CEO Amy Whitt, M.E.M. founded the company in September 2014 to provide environmental consulting, educational outreach, and editing services. Amy has over 11 years of professional experience in marine mammal research and environmental management. Prior to founding Azura, Amy served as the Marine Science Program Manager and Scientific Diving Program Manager for VersarGMI. She has conducted marine studies across the globe for a variety of clients including federal and state agencies, the oil and gas industry, and the offshore renewable energy industry.
Amy’s passion for conservation and outreach and dedication to helping others find solutions to their problems motivated her to develop Azura and bring together a diverse team of expert scientists, writers, and informal educators to contribute this unique blend of services. Azura also fosters solid partnerships with other small businesses, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions. By harnessing the expertise of a network of specialists, Azura provides the best possible team for each specific project.
Azura and DCP have formed a strong partnership and will be collaborating on future marine mammal studies and outreach and education opportunities. DCP’s Director Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski and Amy have a long history of working together in the environmental consulting industry. Also an Associate Scientist with Azura, Kathleen will work with Amy and the rest of the Azura team to promote marine acoustics services focused on marine species research and the implementation of acoustic monitoring/mitigation plans to minimize impacts of anthropogenic sounds on the marine environment. As partners, Azura and DCP will also seek out opportunities to enhance and expand educational outreach programs to promote marine conservation in our communities.