The Integrated Comprehensive Monitoring Program (ICMP) was created to bring the individual range complex monitoring plans under a common umbrella. The ICMP provides an overarching framework for the Navy’s marine species monitoring program and creates opportunities for coordination with other navy research programs focused on marine mammal science and living marine resources. It is intended for use as a planning tool to focus Navy monitoring priorities pursuant to ESA and MMPA requirements and as an adaptive management tool to analyze and refine monitoring and mitigation techniques over time.
The primary objectives of the ICMP are to:
The ICMP is currently undergoing a significant update and overhaul. We anticipate the new version will be available in spring 2017.