Disposal Area Monitoring System (DAMOS)
Entry ID: gomc_70

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Summary
Abstract: To date, extensive monitoring has demonstrated that effects of dredged
material disposal are generally only short-term. When monitoring data suggest
unacceptable contamination, management actions can be taken to contain the
sediment. Contaminated sediment can be effectively isolated from the marine
environment by capping with clean sediment and/or placing it in the center of
planned depressions or ... View entire text

Purpose: The DAMOS program monitors dredged material disposal sites using an
interdisciplinary approach to understand the interactions between physical,
chemical, and biological parameters that occur following disposal operations
and to assess the impact of disposal on the ambient environment. Questions
addressed include distribution and behavior of dredged material, relation and
recovery process to ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.45   S: 40.99   E: -67.5   W: -73.55

Data Set Citation
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1977-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality EPA protocols in place
Access Constraints DAMOS Contributions are produced on a continuing basis to distribute monitoring
information to interested individuals.
Use Constraints None noted.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
New England District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, U. S. Department of Defense Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DR. TOM FREDETTE
Phone: 978.318.8077
Fax: 978.318.8291
Email: thomas.j.fredette at usace.army.mil
Contact Address:
US Army Corp. of Engineers
City: Concord
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 01742-2751
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Various Online Data Transfer method
Fees: No
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 978.318.8077
Fax: 978.318.8291
Email: thomas.j.fredette at usace.army.mil
Contact Address:
US Army Corp. of Engineers
City: Concord
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 01742-2751
Country: USA
Publications/References
Reports dating back to 1999 are available on our web site in electronic format.
Others are available in paper format.
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-12
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