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.
- Dec 9-13
- 2013 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
- Dec 17-18
- SERDP Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting
- Jan 9
- FY 2015 SERDP Core Pre-Proposals Due
- Jan 15
- SERDP and ESTCP Quarterly Progress Reports (QPR) Due (First Quarter)
- Feb 4-6
- Energy and Water In-Progress Review (IPR) Meeting
- Feb 10-14
- Environmental Restoration In-Progress Review (IPR) Meeting
- Feb 19-20
- Munitions Response In-Progress Review (IPR) Meeting
- Feb 24-26
- SERDP and ESTCP to Exhibit at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
Past SERDP and ESTCP Workshops
ASETSDefense 2012: Sustainable Surface Engineering for Aerospace and Defense
August 28-30, 2012, San Diego, California
This SERDP- and ESTCP-sponsored workshop, the latest in a series of workshops covering environmentally friendly coating and surface treatment alternatives, fostered information exchange among 200 representatives from research organizations, chemical and coating formulators and manufacturers, aerospace/defense repair facilities, and weapons systems and aircraft manufacturers. Workshop sessions addressed the impact of U.S. and European environmental and health regulations on defense acquisition and sustainment. Alternatives to cadmium, hexavalent chromium, beryllium, and cadmium were assessed. Other sessions highlighted alternative technologies used for light metals protection, aluminum and magnesium anodizing, anodize sealing and repair, and coatings removal. A focused side meeting addressed cadmium replacement on electrical connectors. For the full workshop report and briefings, visit www.asetsdefense.org/PastWorkshops.aspx.
Workshop on Research and Development Needs for Long-Term Management of Contaminated Sediments
July 25-26, 2012, Seattle, Washington
Environmental restoration and closure of contaminated sediment sites is a top priority for the Department of Defense. Over the next five to ten years, identifying methods to establish long-term remedy success, reducing long-term management costs, and achieving site closure will be of primary concern. New investigation work will largely be associated with identifying recontamination sources within the local and regional watersheds and with emerging contaminants. SERDP and ESTCP convened a workshop to address this shift in site management priorities. The focus of the workshop was on examining the current state of the science and technology for the long-term management of contaminated sediment sites, reviewing the current and projected future status of DoD long-term management activities, identifying data gaps that, if addressed, could aid in the long-term management of contaminated sediments, and prioritizing research and demonstration opportunities to help facilitate regulatory and public acceptance of long-term management strategies for contaminated sediment sites. A review of the research, demonstration, and technology transfer needs identified is presented in the Workshop Report.