COLUMBIA Technologies are Environmental Scientists who provide high-value information assets that enable site managers to reduce the risk, uncertainty and costs of contaminated site cleanup and remediation. Through skilled application of science and technology, data best practices, engineering expertise and collaborative teamwork, we reduce your life-cycle cost of environmental liabilities by 40% or more enabling you to create a more financially and environmentally sustainable future.


SmartData Solutions® is COLUMBIA Technologies’ cloud-based decision-support system that integrates high-resolution data collection and interactive reporting tools to optimize the evaluation and design of soil and groundwater remediation programs. SmartData Solutions® provides customers access to proven, real-time investigation, analysis and visualization techniques that map subsurface contamination, track soil and groundwater changes and profile existing remediation systems.

Compared to the low capture rates of previous data collection approaches, SmartData Solutions® delivers the volume, quality and insight to yield sustainable outcomes:

  • Best Data. High-resolution data of the lateral and vertical extent of soil and groundwater contamination.
  • Deepest Understanding.  A complete overview of local site geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, and contaminant chemistry.
  • Pinpoint Recommendations. More accurate delineation for the best possible remediation design.

Using a browser, managers can view GIS-based data as it is generated, ask questions while performing their own investigation and analysis and reduce the time for budgeting and technical decision making. Given that SmartData Solutions® provides all of these capabilities available through the cloud, it improves collaboration among project managers, decision-makers and other stakeholders, wherever they are.

SmartData Solutions® Features at Glance

  • Password-protected secure website to review project data
  • Real-time updates of direct sensing data after every borehole
  • Immediate and complete QA/QC check on field data with each update
  • 24×7 access to all data logs and raw data files
  • Email notification as new data becomes available


High-resolution Site Characterization (HRSC)

COLUMBIA Technologies performs high quality environmental site assessments and characterizations using advanced high-resolution site characterization (HRSC) tools and real-time techniques that can detect and map the full extent of subsurface contamination, track soil and groundwater changes and profile existing remediation systems. These include:

  • Membrane Interface Probe with Electrical Conductivity (MIP/EC),
    a multipurpose tool for mapping soil and groundwater contamination, specifically volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as halogenated solvents and petroleum compounds, and for measuring soil electrical conductivity (EC).
  • Optical Imaging Profiler (OIP),
    a new profiling and imaging tool used to delineate and photograph residual phase petroleum contamination in soil by depth.
  • Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), a Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) profiling tool used to delineate the depth and lateral extent of free product and residual phase petroleum contamination.
  • Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT), provides direct pressure response measurements of hydraulic permeability and flow to determine migration pathways, remediation injection regions, and placements for groundwater monitoring wells.
  • Membrane Interface Probe-Hydraulic Profiling Tool (MiHpt), a combined MIP-HPT probe for mapping soil and groundwater contamination, specifically VOCs, along with measurements of soil EC and HPT injection pressure – all in the same push!
  • High-Resolution Soil Sampling, an important step for determining exact contaminant mass, constituents, and saturation levels to inform remedial decision analysis.