who is stp

Frederick Charles Newton III (Skip) - Senior Scientist at STP Consulting Services has over thirty-five years of experience in the field of marine biology, toxicology, and environmental laboratory testing services, including advanced training in aquatic toxicology and intertidal and benthic ecology. He is STP's senior database manager, statistician and Silver Partner with SAS, Inc. Experience includes database management and chemical/biological analysis for major, multi-disciplinary, marine environmental monitoring programs; design, development and construction of a variety of devices for optimizing laboratory and field processes; and managed various aspects of complex aquatic environmental programs in Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Washington, Louisiana, New York, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Chile, Equatorial Guinea, far eastern Russia, the Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Libya, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, and Nigeria.

With respect to toxicology, Skip has designed and/or constructed four fixed place aquatic bioassay laboratories, four mobile testing systems, and managed a state of the art TOSCA/FIFRA Good Laboratory Practices testing facility certified for toxicity testing in California and the State of Washington. He cofounded and later managed Columbia Aquatic Sciences (CAS) and was laboratory director for MEC Analytical Services. During the Valdez oil spill Skip designed and supported construction of a large scale aquatic testing facility on the Alyeska pipeline terminal specifically for evaluating impacts of dissolved north slope crude oil on larval fish and invertebrates.

Skip leads large scale marine programs, including a deep ocean ecological risk assessments using state-of-the-art ROV, navigation and sensor technologies. He has served as the scientific lead and field quality assurance/quality control principal for numerous politically sensitive programs, including several in the Niger Delta, Libya and the Strait of Magellan.  

A broad yet specialized background in marine ecology, mathematics, electronics, and computer science provides a unique problem solving ability and approach to marine and freshwater environmental projects.