Conferences & Workshops
SERDP and ESTCP convene workshops of experts from academia, industry, and the military Services to examine the current state of the science and engineering on specific environmental problems. These workshops identify gaps in knowledge and technology and prioritize these gaps in light of DoD needs to determine where investments in RDT&E could have the greatest impact on DoD’s ability to address its environmental requirements. Results of these workshops guide investment decisions.
Throughout the year, SERDP and ESTCP also support and participate in various technical conferences that align with their mission and areas of emphasis.
Past SERDP and ESTCP Workshops
Workshop on Vapor Intrusion into Indoor Air from Contaminated Groundwater
December 19, 2013, Tempe, Arizona
The workshop on vapor intrusion into indoor air from contaminated groundwater was sponsored by SERDP and ESTCP and held in Tempe, Arizona on December 19, 2013. The goal of the workshop was to develop a path forward for investments and technology transfer by SERDP and ESTCP in vapor intrusion assessment. Specific questions addressed included (1) what additional research is warranted in this area, if any? (2) Are there additional technology or methodology demonstrations needed to move the field forward to implementation of key concepts? (3) What interactions need to take place with the end users? and (4) Are additional guidance documents, training, and/or seminars needed? The workshop's agenda focused on the research needed to deal more efficiently with the characterization and mitigation of sites impacted by contaminant vapor intrusion, with overall objectives to (1) review the current status of SERDP and ESTCP's funded efforts on vapor intrusion, and (2) discuss future research and demonstration needs to improve our ability to properly assess the vapor intrusion pathway and indoor air concentrations. Approximately 25 invited experts representing DoD remedial program managers, state regulators, engineers, academic researchers, and consultants attended the workshop. A review of the research, demonstration, and technology transfer needs identified is presented in the Workshop Report.
Past SERDP and ESTCP Partners Symposiums
SERDP and ESTCP's Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium & Workshop brought together leading environmental researchers and technology developers with the defense user and regulatory communities. This event focused on DoD’s priority environmental issues, cutting-edge environmental science and technologies, and the exchange of information among colleagues from around the nation and abroad. SERDP and ESTCP continue to be committed to supporting the widespread dissemination of the results of our sponsored research and fostering communication and partnering between researchers and all stakeholders. In light of new policies on Federally sponsored meetings, a Partners Symposium & Workshop is not planned for the near future, but we hope that you will regularly visit our web site for updates on our work.
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