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UMIAQ hires Cynthia Trapp as New Associate Scientist


Cynthia Trapp, new Associate Scientist in the Environmental Department at UMIAQ, LLC.

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Cynthia Trapp has joined UMIAQ, LLC as an Associate Scientist in the Environmental Department. Cynthia has over sixteen years of experience in the petroleum industry with expertise in emergency response and management, regulatory compliance and stakeholder engagement. She has gained valuable first-hand experience in responding to numerous and varied petroleum industry incidents, and has directly participated in both corporate emergency response operations, as well as field based response activities. She is dedicated to communicating and educating the public on emergency response and public safety principles and practices through UMIAQ’s Environmental Department. Most recently Cynthia was engaged in Shell Canada Ltd Emergency Response Stakeholder Database and public safety initiatives, as well as with BP Exploration (Alaska)’s incident management plan harmonization initiative.

Working in both Alaska and Canada, Cynthia Trapp is familiar with both regulatory environments.  She has a proven track record for successfully advancing oil and gas projects through both US and Canadian regulatory processes to meet specific clients’ needs and timelines. Ms. Trapp has organized and facilitated several open house and conflict avoidance sessions with members of the public impacted by oil and gas development, and has also facilitated many regulatory agency meetings to expedite project review and approval timelines. The UMIAQ Environmental Department provides key services for Alaska-based operations from project planning, to construction through production. These services include environmental permitting and impact assessments, agency coordination and consultation, and regulatory compliance management.


UMIAQ is a member of the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) family of companies. UMIAQ provides resource development services, design, consulting, logistics and science support while understanding the politics, culture, land use issues, regulations and environmental conditions related to industrial and community development in the arctic and subarctic Alaska. These services include architecture, engineering, regulatory planning, stakeholder relations, surveying, geospatial analysis, arctic science support, logistics, local traditional knowledge and full-service camps. UMIAQ works to ensure project needs are safely and successfully met.

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