Living Marine Resources (LMR) Program

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Our Mission
The Living Marine Resources (LMR) program’s fundamental mission is to support the Navy’s ability to conduct uninterrupted training and testing, which preserve core Navy readiness capabilities. The LMR program meets its mission and responsibilities by:

  • Improving the best available science regarding the potential impacts to marine species from Navy activities, available for use in at-sea environmental compliance documentation;
  • Demonstrating and validating basic research projects that are ready for applied research investment; and
  • Broadening the use of or improving the technology and methods available to the U.S. Navy marine species monitoring program.

Research funded by the LMR program is needed to support the Navy’s at-sea environmental compliance and permitting processes. Without permits and associated environmental compliance, the Navy risks not being able to train or test. Without training and testing, the Navy cannot be ready to meet its mission. Environmental compliance is fundamental to continued uninterrupted training and testing, and ultimately, to Navy readiness.

Our Investment Areas
The LMR program makes its primary investments in the following five investment areas:

  1. Data to Support Risk Threshold Criteria
  2. Data Processing and Analysis Tools
  3. Monitoring Technology Demonstrations
  4. Standards and Metrics
  5. Emergent Topics

Learn More
Needs: All LMR program decisions and investments are based on at-sea environmental compliance needs. Click here to learn more about needs and the submission process.

Proposals: To learn more about current and past proposal solicitations, click here for additional information.

Current Projects: To learn more about the current research projects the program invests in, click here to access project summaries.

Completed Projects: To learn more about the research projects that have been completed, click here to access project summaries, final reports, and publication citations.

LMR News: Our newsletter provides insight into the program’s operations, accomplishments, and future focus areas, click here to access current and past issues.

Annual Reports: Our annual report details accomplishments and plans for each fiscal year, click here to access current and past annual reports.

Contact Us
Please send your questions and comments regarding the LMR program to exwc_lmr_program@navy.mil.

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