DCERP Annual Technical Report 4: March 2010 - February 2011
DEFENCE COASTAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH PROGRAM CAMP LEJEUNE NC
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The Defense CoastalEstuarine Research Program DCERP is a research-based program sited at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune MCBCL in North Carolina. This program provides a unique opportunity to integrate the results of broadly scoped, interdisciplinary ecological research to understand the structure and function of diverse and complex coastal ecosystems, while synthesizing research results to address MCBCL s management needs for sustaining the military training mission. Phase I of DCERP was successfully completed in June 2007 and resulted in the development of the DCERP Strategic Plan, the DCERP Baseline Monitoring Plan, and the DCERP Research Plan, which collectively serve as the foundation for DCERP activities at MCBCL. Implementation of these plans Phase II began in July 2007 and resulted in the establishment of more than 300 monitoring and research sites and 13 research projects. In addition, the Data Information and Management System DIMS was developed and currently archives DCERP monitoring and research data. The DIMS provides a standard data format that optimizes data storage and retrieval for integrated analysis, allowing for exchange of information among the various DCERP partners. Research and monitoring activities during Phase II of DCERP are currently planned for 4 years until November 2011 in support of the minimum 10-year vision for the program. This Executive Summary highlights the Phase II accomplishments inclusive of March 2010 February 2011.
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