Marine Assessment, Decision, and Planning Tool for Protected Species (MADPT PS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-09-C-4157
Agency Tracking Number: N081-054-1198
Amount: $365,591.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: N08-054
Solitcitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
Marine Acoustics, Inc.
809 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI, 02842
Duns: 193499043
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Ellison
 Principal Scientist
 (401) 847-7508
 WEMAI@aol.com
Business Contact
 Kenneth Graf
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (401) 847-7508
Email: ken.graf@marineacoustics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The ultimate objective of this SBIR project is the development of a software-based tool that provides environmental planners, synthetic trainers, and scientific researchers with access to scientific data on marine species. Ready access to pertinent information about a marine species, such as distribution, density, and behavior, is vital for making informed science-based decisions concerning the marine environment. Yet, there is currently no central, comprehensive database that integrates such knowledge on marine species. In Phase I of the Marine Assessment, Decision and Planning Tool (MADPT) for Protected Species project, MAI researched the development of such a central data repository. MAI concluded that development of MADPT was feasible and a conceptual structure for the MADPT database structure, population and user access was developed. MAI proposes in Phase II of MADPT, to develop a prototype database tool that focuses on limited taxa of marine species and geographic area. To accomplish this goal, MAI will identify viable selected external databases for population of the MADPT prototype. In this initial development stage, the MADPT prototype will be highly adaptable and designed to accommodate future input including updated biological data and analysis tools needed for both environmental assessment and bioclutter applications.

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