from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The region of land extending from the backshore to the beginning of the offshore zone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The region extending seaward from the shoreline.
- n. Non-US operations locations near the US, as Mexico or the Caribbean.
- v. To move operations to locations near the US, as Mexico or the Caribbean.
In some instances such as nearshore, high-intensity operations, increased waste can adversely affect the environment by decreasing dissolved oxygen levels in the water column.
Survey of Outsourcing A new trend in outsourcing is to set up shop in the U.S., as more companies look to "nearshore," rather than offshore opportunities.
The establishment of the El Paso site follows Patni's recent move to open a "nearshore" center in Queretaro, Mexico, to serve North American and Latin American markets and augment the company's global delivery capabilities.
The strategic location is the crux of the company's "nearshore" model that adapts traditional offshore models by locating new offices in the same hemisphere as current projects.
With "nearshore" and offshore sourcing, the global equation has changed.
"The quality of Jamaica's human capital, its business-friendly environment and competitive cost structure position Jamaica to become the leading 'nearshore' destination for medical transcription outsourcing," said Dr. Josephs.
NARS is a leading ARM/BPO provider in the "nearshore" markets of Central America and the Caribbean with flagship operations in Panama City, Panama and Montego Bay, Jamaica, as well as domestic sites in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
The Louisiana Bayoukeeper has requested that the State of Louisiana provide documentation of dispersant spraying and experimental release of bio-engineered bacteria in nearshore areas under the Freedom of Information Act.
Louisiana even has an expedited process for requests to spray dispersants in the nearshore environment.
It turns out that dispersants are not--and never were--explicitly banned within three miles of the coast or in less than ten meters of water the "nearshore environment" as federal officials with the USCG, EPA, NOAA, and others staunchly maintained.
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