Living Marine Resources Ecology and Management

SERDP and ESTCP are developing the scientific understanding of the ecology of marine mammals, sea turtles, coral reefs, and other marine resources so that military stressors may be better understood and mitigated.

Active Projects List
Project Title Start Date

Detection and Identification of Environmental DNA from Beaked Whales on the Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) Range Using Droplet Digital PCR

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1038
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Baker, Oregon State University
SERDP Jan 2019

Automated Benthic Ecology System (ABES)

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201704
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Cooke, Spawar & Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific
ESTCP Jan 2017

Autonomous Real-Time Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Baleen Whales for Mitigating Interactions with Naval Activities

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201446
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cara Hotchkin, NAVFAC Atlantic
ESTCP Jul 2014

Behavioral Ecology of Cetaceans: The Relationship of Body Condition with Behavior and Reproductive Status

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2337
Principal Investigator: Dr. Patrick Miller, University of Saint Andrews
SERDP Jan 2013

Assessing and Monitoring DoD Coral Reef Communities Using Advanced Fluorescence Techniques

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201202
Principal Investigator: Mr. William Wild, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
ESTCP Mar 2012

High Resolution Landscape (2-D) Mosaics for Improved Coral Reef Monitoring Capability

Project Information
Project ID: RC-201021
Principal Investigator: Mr. William Wild, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
ESTCP May 2010
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