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Title: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary Shoreline Characterization

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 installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a minimum 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the first six years of the program (DCERP1) are presented here.The overarching objectives of DCERP are to: (1) understand the effects of military training activities, infrastructure development, and other coastal military installations; (2) develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate ecosystem health; and (3) recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.This shapefile consists of the 2004 shoreline that was edited in the field in order to characterize the shoreline. Themore » data was edited within ArcGIS, using GPS equipment to obtain the position of the boat relative to the shoreline. Fields were created for the shapefile including, Shoreline type, vegetation/species type, shoreline modification type, and relief. A unique identification code was created by concatenating the four field values of the four fields. A new field Veg_2 was added in January 2013 to code the vegetation and shoreline type.« less

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Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem; Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. DoD > Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) > Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
DCERP; SERDP; RC-1413; RESOURCE CONSERVATION
OSTI Identifier:
1603074
DOI:
10.15485/1603074

Citation Formats

Currin, Carolyn. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary Shoreline Characterization. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.15485/1603074.
Currin, Carolyn. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary Shoreline Characterization. United States. doi:10.15485/1603074.
Currin, Carolyn. 2013. "Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary Shoreline Characterization". United States. doi:10.15485/1603074. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1603074. Pub date:Thu Jan 17 00:00:00 EST 2013
@article{osti_1603074,
title = {Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune New River Estuary Shoreline Characterization},
author = {Currin, Carolyn},
abstractNote = {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 installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a minimum 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the first six years of the program (DCERP1) are presented here.The overarching objectives of DCERP are to: (1) understand the effects of military training activities, infrastructure development, and other coastal military installations; (2) develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate ecosystem health; and (3) recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.This shapefile consists of the 2004 shoreline that was edited in the field in order to characterize the shoreline. The data was edited within ArcGIS, using GPS equipment to obtain the position of the boat relative to the shoreline. Fields were created for the shapefile including, Shoreline type, vegetation/species type, shoreline modification type, and relief. A unique identification code was created by concatenating the four field values of the four fields. A new field Veg_2 was added in January 2013 to code the vegetation and shoreline type.},
doi = {10.15485/1603074},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {1}
}

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