Accession Number : ADA315174

Title :   A Review of Sensors Appropriate for Assessment of Submerged Coastal Habitats and Biological Resources.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Rhoads, Donald C. ; Muramoto, Jo A. ; Ward, Roger

PDF Url : ADA315174

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : This review has been prepared for the Coastal Ecology Branch, Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. During the planning, coordination, and construction process for dredging, dredged material disposal, shoreline protection structures, and other projects, the Corps of Engineers (COE) is mandated to assess environmental impacts and to seek acceptable alternatives. These activities have historically been limited by logistical difficulties in conducting surveys of coastal habitats and biological resources. Conventional techniques are often expensive, non-quantitative, or logistically impractical for broad area surveys. This review identifies state-of-the-art technologies that are candidates for efficient mapping and monitoring of subtidal soft-bottom substrates, hard grounds, and fisheries resources.

Descriptors :   *NATURAL RESOURCES, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *HABITATS, *FISHERIES, *DREDGED MATERIALS, COASTAL REGIONS, DETECTORS, BIOLOGY, STATE OF THE ART, STRUCTURES, EFFICIENCY, CONSTRUCTION, SURVEYS, PROTECTION, RESOURCES, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, LABORATORIES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, MAPPING, DISPOSAL, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, MENTAL ABILITY, DREDGING, UNDERWATER, ECOLOGY, SHORES.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Safety Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE