Accession Number:

ADA364078

Title:

Legacy Demonstration of Technologies and Methodologies Relevant to Military Natural Resources Conservation.

Descriptive Note:

Final Legacy rept. 1996-1997,

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDMD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

197.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this demonstration has been to acquaint Department of Defense personnel with new technology and methods that will provide useful information about natural resources management and that can reduce the interference to military training that is caused by traditional field data gathering methods. The technologies described in this volume can simultaneously enhance military readiness and compliance with natural resources management policies. The central feature of the demonstration is the integration of wildlife ratio-tracking via the Argos-Trios satellite system with natural resources survey and mapping in geographic information systems. Four military installations were the focus of the demonstration. Each installation has received our computing software, map layers, and wildlife locations data relevant to the demonstration, thus providing them abilities for further analyses of existing information and capabilities to add new information. The studies conducted in conjunction with this project were demonstrations only, not rigorous scientific investigations. The resulting data should be treated as such. However, this demonstration project has proven the utility of remote, satellite-based data gathering technologies and methods for military natural resources conservation and management.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE