Supports the development and
application of scientific and analytical principles to conduct fundamental
research, scientific study, and experimentation
Ensures compliance with National Environmental Policy Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Endangered Species Act, and other applicable laws and regulations
GIS & Spatial Planning
Provides GIS mapping and geospatial analyses for spatial planning projects including environmental planning, ocean planning, biological research, ocean survey, and Impacts encroachment and compatibility impacts to Navy Readiness
The Mission Environmental Planning Program (MEPP) is Division Newport’s center for expertise in
environmental planning and biological analysis. Current areas of expertise include:
Marine Mammal Biology Underwater Acoustics Benthic Species Ecology
Fish Behavior GIS Applications Biofouling
Fisheries Bathymetric Surveying
MEPP is continually developing expertise in new areas to support the mission of NUWC Division Newport and other customers.
provide quality products, ensure environmental compliance, provide subject
matter expertise, and continually expand our technical capabilities and
collaborative work to successfully meet our customers' needs.
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