Information Bulletins – Past Issues

Fall 2013

  • SERDP Funding Opportunities
  • Leadership Changes at SERDP and ESTCP
  • Adapting Energy-Efficient Heat Pumps for Cold Climates
  • ESTCP Partners with EPA on Watershed Management
  • Evaluating Matrix Diffusion Effects on Groundwater
  • Identifying Research Needs for Underwater Munitions
  • Improving the Reliability of Lead-Free Electronics
  • Latest Remediation Technology Monograph Tackles Contaminated Sediments
  • SERDP and ESTCP Program Update
  • New Members Join SERDP's Scientific Advisory Board

Spring 2013

  • DoD Releases Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap in Support of Sustainability Planning
  • Climate Change Adaptation: Enhanced Decision Making
  • Intelligent and Energy-Efficient LED Street Lighting
  • DoD Investigates Reliability of Natural Gas-Fired Generators During Electric Grid Failures
  • Forward Operating Bases: Water and Waste Management
  • 'Flyer' Improves OB/OD Air Emissions Measurement
  • Turnkey Repair Station for Aerospace Magnesium Components Uses Cold Spray Technology Developed by ESTCP
  • Partnering to Advance Munitions Classification
  • Stakeholders Weigh in on New Munitions Response Classification Technology
  • Science Informs Policy on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change to Coastal Installations
  • NOAA Publishes Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios Report
  • SERDP and ESTCP Program Update

Fall 2012

  • SERDP Research Funding Opportunities
  • Cold Spray Technology for Aircraft Component Repair
  • Source Zone Architecture Key to DNAPL Remediation
  • Ecological Research Supports Training at Camp Lejeune
  • Leveraging Advanced Sensor Data to Clean Up UXO
  • Biopolymers Maintain Training Berms, Prevent Contamination
  • Rare-Earth Corrosion Protection Mechanisms
  • New Corrosion-Resistant Steel Excels in U.S. Air Force Field Service Evaluation
  • Bioaugmentation Resource for Environmental Remediation Professionals
  • Workshop Identifies R&D Needs for the Long-Term Management of Contaminated Sediments
  • SERDP and ESTCP Program Update

Summer 2012

  • Defense Secretary Panetta: Climate Change and Energy a Matter of National Security
  • Optimizing Boiler Efficiency Through Combustion Control
  • DoD Study Finds Microgrids Offer Improved Energy Security for DoD Installations
  • Defense, Interior Departments Join Forces on Renewable Energy
  • Managing Military Lands in the Southwest
  • Munitions Classification in the Hands of Production Firms
  • ES&T Article Highlights Lessons Learned from a Decade of DNAPL Research
  • Evaluating Technology Performance at DNAPL Sites
  • Activated Carbon: A New "Tool" for Managing Contaminated Sediments In Situ
  • SERDP and ESTCP Program Updates
  • New Members Join SERDP's Scientific Advisory Board
  • Navy Recognizes Dr. Benjamin Harvey as Up and Coming Top Scientist

Spring 2012

  • DoD and EPA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Increase Sustainability of Military Bases
  • Installation Energy Test Bed Initiative Key to DoD and DOE Joint R&D Agenda
  • Converting Solar Energy to Electricity and Heat
  • Erosion Resistant Coating Improves Engine Efficiency
  • Ecological Forestry & DoD's Carbon Footprint
  • Success Classifying Munitions in Wooded Areas
  • Practitioners' Guide to Delivery and Mixing in the Subsurface
  • On-Demand Video: Thermal Treatment Lessons Learned
  • On-Demand Video: Implementing Classification on a Munitions Response Project
  • SERDP and ESTCP Program Update
  • New Members Join SERDP’s Scientific Advisory Board
  • European Geosciences Union Recognizes Tissa Illangasekare for Excellence in Water Resources Management & Engineering

Winter 2012

  • SERDP and ESTCP Funding Opportunities
  • DoD Study Finds 7,000 MW of Solar Energy Potential on Installations in Mojave Desert
  • FY 2012 Installation Energy Technology Demonstrations Announced
  • Symposium Highlights Science and Technology Advances and Challenges for the Environment, Energy, and Security
  • Forecasting the Effects of Stressors on At-Risk Species
  • Advanced Signal Processing for UXO Discrimination
  • Reducing Emissions for Jet Engines of the Future
  • Assessing Vapor Intrusion at Chlorinated Solvent Sites
  • Passive Sampling of Contaminated Sediments
  • ASETSDefense Workshop on Alternatives to Cadmium Plating Leads to Dem/Val Funding Opportunity
  • SERDP and ESTCP Program Update
  • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Recognizes Dr. Hans Paerl with Lifetime Achievement Award
  • ESTCP Investigators Tackling Perchlorate in Vadose Zone Soil Receive McKee Award

Fall 2011

  • SERDP Funding Opportunities
  • Perchlorate-Free Flares Undergo Qualification Testing
  • Modeling Underwater UXO Mobility in Reef Environments
  • Understanding the Behavioral Ecology of Cetaceans
  • Recovering Energy from Landfill Gas
  • DoD Cleanup Goals Drive Workshop to Address Future Restoration Challenges
  • Award-Winning Research on Ecotoxicology of Energetics Presented at NATO Conference
  • New to the SERDP and ESTCP Web Site: Resource Conservation Tools and Training
  • SERDP and ESTCP Program Update
  • Coming in November: 2011 Symposium & Workshop

Summer 2011

  • Deputy Secretary of Defense Praises ESTCP'S Installation Energy Test Bed Initiative
  • Loss of Permafrost - Impact on DoD Lands in Alaska
  • ES&T Features In Situ Sediment Remediation
  • Success Classifying Small Munitions at Camp Butner
  • Tools for Building an ISCO Standard of Practice
  • White House Energy Security Blueprint References ESTCP
  • SERDP and ESTCP Program Update
  • Latest Information: 2011 Symposium & Workshop

Winter 2011 (963 KB)

  • ESTCP Solicits Environmental and Energy Proposals for FY 2012 Funding
  • 2010 SERDP and ESTCP Projects of the Year
    • Improved Understanding of the Biodegradation of cis-Dichloroethene and Vinyl Chloride (SERDP ER-1557)
    • Eliminating Chromium from Medium Caliber Gun Barrels (SERDP WP-1426)
    • Predicting Responses to Habitat Fragmentation, Restoration, and Management (SERDP RC-1597)
    • Robust Statistics and Modeling for Feature Extraction and UXO Discrimination (SERDP MR-1629)
    • Composites with Low Hazardous Air Pollutant Compounds for Military Platforms (ESTCP WP-200617)
    • MetalMapper (ESTCP MR-200603)
  • Natural Resources Conservation Initiative: Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program, Ecological Forestry, Marine Mammal Ecology and Management, Brown Tree Snake, Fire
  • On-Demand Video: National Security Implications of Climate Change
  • ASETSDefense 2011: Workshop Highlights Recent Advances in Sustainable Surface Engineering for Aerospace and Defense
  • Award-Winning Researchers
    • Dr. Kelly Benoit-Bird, MacArthur Fellows Program
    • Solutions IES, Inc., American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina
    • Dr. Jun Xu, ORNL Significant Event Award
    • Dr. Steven Larson, Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer
    • EOS Remediation, Department of Commerce Export Achievement Certificate
  • SERDP and ESTCP Announce FY 2011 New Start Project Selections

Fall 2010 (1,117 KB)

  • SERDP-Developed Methods Reduce Noise from Supersonic Military Jet Aircraft without Loss of Performance or Increase in Air Pollution
  • ESTCP Classification Pilot Program Update: Success Continues at the Former Camp San Luis Obispo
  • Featured Initiative: Addressing the Vapor Intrusion Risk Pathway
  • Technical Report to Help Guide SERDP Investments in Sustainable Forward Operating Bases
  • State-of-the-Practice Overview for Assessing Performance of Thermal-Based DNAPL Treatment Technologies
  • Animation Depicts DoD’s Efforts to Address Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerabilities
  • SERDP PI Dr. Julian Olden Receives Society for Conservation Biology’s 2010 Early Career Conservationist Award
  • SERDP and ESTCP PI Dr. Robert Borden Receives 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Brown and Caldwell at Battelle’s Seventh International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
  • ESTCP Demonstration of In Situ Remediation of Perchlorate in Vadose Zone Soil Using Gaseous Electron Donors Recognized with International Water Association Project Innovation Award
  • Recipients of SERDP-Sponsored Travel Awards to the 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology and the 95th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
  • Student Paper Competition Features SERDP-Funded Work in Environmental Restoration
  • FY 2010 SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Efforts in Resource Conservation & Climate Change and Energy & Water

Summer 2010 (2,237 KB)

  • SERDP and ESTCP Add Two Investment Areas – Energy & Water and Resource Conservation & Climate Change
  • Dr. Jim Galvin Comes on Board to Manage New Energy & Water Program Area; Dr. John Hall Assumes Role of Resource Conservation & Climate Change Program Manager
  • Newly Launched! SERDP and ESTCP’s Joint Web Site Features Advanced Search Capability and Improved Navigation
  • Reference Book “Breaks Down” In Situ Remediation of Chlorinated Solvent Plumes
  • Nature Publication Promotes Military Installations as Test Beds for Innovative Energy Technologies
  • SERDP Research on Military Combat Ration Packaging Recognized by the National Institute of Packaging, Handling & Logistics Engineers (NIPHLE)
  • ESTCP-Funded Scientists Honored with AAEE 2010 Superior Achievement Award for Environmental Engineering Excellence for Work on In Situ Remediation of Perchlorate in Vadose Zone Soil Using Gaseous Electron Donors
  • FY 2010 SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Efforts in Munitions Response and Weapons Systems & Platforms

Spring 2010 (1,194 KB)

  • The Seven Project-of-the-Year Awards Announced at the 2009 Partners Symposium
  • SERDP’s Development of a Framework for Sustainability Metrics and Reporting at Military Installations
  • A Conservation Biology Essay on the Role of Demonstration in Translating Conservation Science into Practice
  • SERDP Soot Science Research, Recognized with a Distinguished Paper Award at the 32nd International Symposium on Combustion
  • Recipients of SERDP-Sponsored Travel Awards to the 94th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
  • FY 2010 SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Efforts in the Environmental Restoration Focus Area

Late Fall 2009 (1,068 KB)

  • Ongoing SERDP and ESTCP Efforts to Assess Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerabilities and Explore Approaches to Reduce These Impacts Through Adaptation and Mitigation
  • The FY 2011 SERDP Solicitation Statements of Need
  • The Recent ASETSDefense Workshop on Sustainable Surface Engineering for Aerospace and Defense, which Emphasized Hexavalent Chromium Alternatives to Assist Organizations Responding to the DoD Policy Memorandum
  • ESTCP’s Successful Demonstration of an In-Place Management Approach for PCB-Contaminated Sediments
  • A Technical Guide Developed with ESTCP Support for Evaluating and Implementing Monitored Natural Recovery at Contaminated Sediment Sites
  • A SERDP and ESTCP Webcast that Provides a Tutorial on Geophysical System Verification, a Physics-Based Alternative to Geophysical Prove-Outs
  • SERDP and ESTCP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technology Efforts Supported with ARRA Funds
  • FY 2009 SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Efforts in the Weapons Systems and Platforms Focus Area

Early Fall 2009 (1,464 KB)

  • A SERDP-Developed Decision Support Tool that Enabled Fort Benning to Minimize Impacts of Range Construction on Endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers
  • A Technical Report, Animation, and Short Course Developed with ESTCP Support to Introduce Geophysical System Verification, a Physics-Based Alternative to Geophysical Prove-Outs for Munitions Response
  • A SERDP and ESTCP Webcast that Provides a Tutorial on the Sensors, Methods, and Status of the Classification of Military Munitions Using Geophysical Methods
  • Results from the DoD Environmentally Sustainable Energetics Workshop
  • SERDP and ESTCP Partners Recognized for Exemplary Efforts and Expertise
  • FY 2009 SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Efforts in the Environmental Restoration Focus Area

Summer 2009 (1,173 KB)

  • SERDP and ESTCP’s ASETSDefense Initiative as the Primary Source of Information on Environmentally Preferable Alternatives to Hexavalent Chromium for DoD Organizations Responding to the Recent Policy Memo
  • An Emulsion Design Tool Kit Developed with ESTCP Support to Simplify the Amendment Injection Process for In Situ Groundwater Remediation
  • The DoD Environmental Technology Program Research and Development Requirements Review Effort to Compile, Consolidate, and Assess Environmental Technology Requirements Across the Services
  • FY 2009 SERDP- and ESTCP-funded Efforts in the Munitions Management Focus Area

Winter 2009 (1,418 KB)

  • The Seven Project-of-the-Year Awards Announced at the 2008 Partners Symposium
  • The Recently Released ESTCP Wide Area Assessment Pilot Program Final Report, which Summarizes the Successful Series of Field Demonstrations, Describes Technology Capabilities and Limitations, and Provides Cost Estimates for Deployment
  • A SERDP SAB Member Honored with the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) Eminent Ecologist Award
  • FY 2009 SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Efforts in the Sustainable Infrastructure Focus Area

Late Fall 2008 (1,331 KB)

  • Funding Opportunities Available Through the FY 2010 SERDP Solicitation
  • ESTCP's Successful Demonstration of Trained Search Dog Teams to Safely and Efficiently Survey Desert Tortoises on Military Lands in the Southwest
  • SERDP and ESTCP Efforts in Partnership with the National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC) to Transition Munitions Response Technologies
  • Results from Recent SERDP- and ESTCP-sponsored Workshops on Air Quality Management and the Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediments
  • Two New Reference Tools for Remediation Professionals—In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Groundwater, the First Volume in an Environmental Restoration Monograph Series, and Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Management of Chlorinated Solvents in Soils and Groundwater
  • The Role and Current Membership of SERDP’s Scientific Advisory Board
  • The Recipients of SERDP-sponsored Travel Awards to the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and Society of Conservation Biology (SCB) Annual Meetings
  • FY 2008 SERDP- and ESTCP-funded Efforts in the Environmental Restoration Focus Area

Early Fall 2008 (1,624 KB)

  • ASETSDefense, a New SERDP and ESTCP Initiative to Centralize and Disseminate Information and Data on Environmentally Friendly Technologies for Surface Engineering
  • SERDP and ESTCP Efforts to Develop Remedial Alternatives for Emerging Groundwater Contaminants, Including N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), 1,4-dioxane, and 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP)
  • ESTCP's Successful Demonstration of Commercially Available and Emerging Sensors for Distinguishing Intact Munitions from Clutter at the Former Camp Sibert
  • Research and Monitoring Activities Now Under Way as Part of SERDP's Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
  • The 2008 Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium & Workshop Technical Program, which Has Been Expanded to Include 13 Technical Sessions and Five Short Courses
  • FY 2008 SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Efforts in the Munitions Management Focus Area

Spring 2008 (1,351 KB)

  • Recent Changes in SERDP and ESTCP Leadership
  • The 2008 Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium & Workshop Technical Program, Which Has Been Expanded to Include 13 Technical Sessions and Five Short Courses
  • The Successful Demonstration of a Marine-Towed Array for Characterizing Munitions at Underwater Sites
  • Ongoing Efforts to Improve the Efficacy of Remediating Chlorinated Solvents and Other Contaminants Using In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO)
  • Results from the Southwest Region Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species (TER-S) Workshop
  • FY 2008 SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Efforts in the Sustainable Infrastructure Focus Area

Winter 2008 (1,688 KB)

  • Six Project-of-the-Year Awards Announced at the 2007 Partners Symposium
  • Results from Recent Workshops on the Characterization and Management of Military Munitions in Underwater Environments as well as Munitions Constituents on Operational Ranges
  • Groundbreaking Behavioral Response Studies Under Way to Determine How Marine Mammals Respond to Sound
  • FY 2008 SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Efforts in the Weapons Systems and Platforms Focus Area
  • Sources of Information Used to Develop SERDP’s Investment Strategy
  • SERDP-Developed and ESTCP-Demonstrated UXO Discriminator Selected for Prestigious 2007 R&D 100 Award

Fall 2007 (935 KB)

  • Coral Reef Monitoring and Assessment Tools for Targeting Installation and Range Management Actions
  • Amphibian Ecological Risk Assessment Protocols for Determining Wetland Cleanup Levels
  • Research, Policy, and Outreach/Engagement Recommendations Resulting from the Southeast Regional Planning and Sustainability Workshop
  • Ongoing Technology Transfer Efforts for Environmentally Advantaged Aerospace Coatings, a Comprehensive Perchlorate Ecotoxicology Resource, and Range Soil Sampling Protocols
  • FY 2007 SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Efforts Within the Munitions Management and Sustainable Infrastructure Focus Areas
  • Award-Winning SERDP and ESTCP Principal Investigators
  • Recipients of SERDP-Sponsored ESA Fellowships

Summer 2007 (572 KB)

  • A Cost-Effective Weak Base Anion (WBA) Resin Technology for Perchlorate Removal and Destruction in Groundwater and Drinking Water Applications
  • Ongoing Technology Transfer Efforts for the Ferrium S53 Ultra-High-Strength Steel and for Resilient Grass Cultivars
  • FY 2007 SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Efforts Within the Weapons Systems and Platforms Focus Area
  • Chuck Pellerin’s Retirement and Bruce Sartwell’s Transition to Program Manager for Weapons Systems and Platforms
  • SERDP SAB Member as Recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize and ESTCP Principal Investigator Honored with American Society of Naval Engineers' Solberg Award

Spring 2007 (1959 KB)

  • Project-of-the-Year Awards Recognized at the 2006 SERDP and ESTCP Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium & Workshop
  • Results from a National Symposium and Series of Regional Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species (TER-S) Workshops
  • FY 2007 SERDP and ESTCP Funded Efforts within the Environmental Restoration Focus Area
  • Progress of Three ESTCP Munitions Management Initiatives Under Way

Fall 2006 (544 KB) 

  • SERDP and ESTCP Efforts to Develop Sol-Gel Technology for Weapons System Repair
  • Two Workshops and Their Impact on the FY 2008 Solicitations
  • FY 2006 SERDP and ESTCP Funded Efforts within the Environmental Restoration Focus Area
  • Award Winning SERDP Principal Investigators

Summer 2006 (486 KB)

  • SERDP and ESTCP Efforts to Identify and Distinguish Sources of Perchlorate
  • New Reference Document, Survey of Munitions Response Technologies, Developed by ITRC, SERDP, and ESTCP Now Available
  • The SERDP Scientific Advisory Board Tour of the Aberdeen Test Center
  • New SERDP and ESTCP Funded Efforts within the Sustainable Infrastructure Focus Area

Spring 2006 (540 KB)

  • Land-Use Models Help DoD Assess Encroachment Pressures
  • ESTCP's Successful Demonstration of Layered Approach for Wide Area Assessment of UXO
  • New SERDP and ESTCP Funded Efforts within the Weapons Systems and Platforms Focus Area

Winter 2006 (1,701 KB)

  • Annual Technical Symposium & Workshop Hosted by SERDP and ESTCP
  • Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation Principles and Practices Manual
  • SERDP and ESTCP Funded Efforts Addressing the Military Noise Issue
  • New Munitions Management Efforts Awarded Funding
  • New Program Manager Joins Staff

Fall 2005 (700 KB)

  • UXO Technology Transfer Promoted at Collaborative Workshop Hosted by ESTCP and NAOC
  • New Plants Improve Range Sustainability
  • SERDP Invests in New TES Efforts
  • SERDP and ESTCP Sponsor Molecular Biological Tools Workshop
  • ESTCP Initiates Wide Area Assessment Program

Summer 2005 (373 KB)
Spring 2005 (858 KB)

Fall 2004 (338 KB)
Summer 2004 (319 KB)
Spring 2004 (315 KB)
Winter 2004 (765 KB)

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Spring 2001 (481 KB)
Winter 2001 (930 KB)

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Spring 2000 (386 KB)

Oct 1999 (391 KB)
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