Fairweather, LLC is an Alaskan company founded in 1976 by Sherron Perry with an initial focus on providing aviation weather observation services to remote regions. In response to the growth of the emerging oil and gas industry, Fairweather expanded its operations to include a variety of logistics and expediting services. Today, Fairweather provides a wide range of remote logistics services, including medical support, meteorological and oceanographic forecasting, aviation support and bear protection with a team of licensed Health, Safety and Environmental professionals on staff. Offshore Support Services, LLC is a member of the Edison Chouest Offshore group of companies (ECO). Founded in Galliano, Louisiana, in 1960, ECO is recognized today as one of the most innovative transportation solution providers in the world, operating a growing fleet of over 200 offshore supply vessels to serve an expanding global customer base. In recent years ECO has expanded its operations to include advanced subsea support, integrated vessel control systems and satellite communications. According to Davey, ECO’s strong track record in transportation, logistics and technology brings a new realm of support to the North Slope. The decision to partner with the Kaktovik Inupiat Corporation (KIC) was a logical choice due to Fairweather’s long-time relationship with the native corporation and the wide-ranging local knowledge KIC brings to the project. ECO has a close relationship with village of Kaktovik, providing opportunities for villagers to train at ECO’s headquarters in Louisiana for positions in vessel operations.