Accession Number : ADA551329


Title :   Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)


Descriptive Note : Research plan


Corporate Author : RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST (RTI) RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC


Personal Author(s) : Cunninggham, Patricia


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a551329.pdf


Report Date : 19 Sep 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 219


Abstract : Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of development pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and increasing requirements for compliance with environmental regulations. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and to optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD facilities. To accomplish the above goal, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. MCBCL provides an ideal platform for DCERP because it integrates coastal barruerm estuarine, coastal wetland, and terrestrla ecosystems, all within the boundaries of DoD properties.


Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS , *ECOSYSTEMS , *MILITARY TRAINING , *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *WETLANDS , ESTUARIES , MANAGEMENT , MARINE CORPS , MILITARY FACILITIES , MONITORING , NATURAL RESOURCES , REQUIREMENTS , RISK , SEDIMENT TRANSPORT , SHORES , SOIL CONSERVATION , STRATEGY , TRAINING , WATERSHEDS


Subject Categories : Ecology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE