American Aquatic Testing, Inc. was established to provide support and expertise to a broad range of clients including; business, industry, utilities, municipal treatment facilities and the environmental consulting/engineering community.
Since 1993, our laboratory has been dedicated to the conduct of aquatic toxicology, sediment and soil toxicology and the environmental sciences. Our staff is fully qualified to design, conduct and interpret the sometimes complex biomonitoring/toxicity studies necessary in our increasingly complicated and diverse regulatory environment. We also have extensive experience with the regulatory requirements that affect our clients and are acutely aware of the importance of timely, high quality data. The QA/QC program at American Aquatic Testing, Inc. is specifically designed to generate accurate test results that our clients can depend on.
The requirements and regulations for environmental compliance are changing at a fantastic rate. American Aquatic Testing, Inc. has designed its facilities and services to be as flexible as possible to help our clients meet these new challenges.
In 1985, Chris began his career in the bioassay/toxicity testing field, working for several organizations before founding American Aquatic Testing, Inc. in 1993. As the Technical Director for AAT, he has been involved in all aspects of the bioassay monitoring programs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the greater Northeast, which has included design and implementation of sampling plans, conducted stream surveys, ocean surveys, thermal surveys, and habitat evaluation. In the laboratory, he has over 30 years of experience performing acute and chronic toxicity studies, soil and sediment toxicity studies, design and conduct of TIE and TRE investigations, dealing with both acute and chronic toxicity, including Phase I & II investigations for municipal and industrial clients. At American Aquatic Testing, Inc. he is responsible for daily and long term planning and operations of the laboratory, legal affairs, business development, report generation and client liaison, protocol and special studies development, quality assurance/quality control, and the generation and implementation of operating procedures.
In 1989, Tarmo began his career in the field of aquatic toxicology. He has been involved with all phases of acute and chronic toxicity studies, toxicity identification and evaluation studies, USACOE sediment studies, regulation interpretation, development and implementation of standard operating procedures, and the in-house culture of all of the various species of vertebrates and invertebrates that American Aquatic Testing, Inc. uses for both freshwater and saltwater studies. He is responsible for coordination and management of the acute, chronic, and field biomonitoring programs, including coordination of sampling and testing schedules and organism supply functions, data review and report generation, client liaison services, and personnel acquisition, training and review. Duties also include management of (and lead toxicologist on) all sediment and soil toxicity testing, and all pure compound studies, as well as all research and development of new toxicity testing methods and procedures.