Processes, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, the sixth installment in a Remediation Technology Monograph Series*, serves as a reference guide to help practitioners, scientists, and engineers better understand and assess contaminated sediment sites and identify and design more efficient and effective remedial approaches. Leading experts from academia and industry contributed to this monograph, which was edited by Dr. Danny C. Reible of Texas Tech University (previously of the University of Texas at Austin).
SERDP released solicitations on November 7 seeking proposals for FY 2015 funding. Funds are available through a competitive process to both Federal and private sector organizations to perform basic and applied research and advanced technology development. All pre-proposal submissions for the Core Solicitation are due January 9, 2014. All SEED proposals are due March 11, 2014.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has released its annual Request for Information (RFI) seeking innovative, transformational green building technologies to support its Green Proving Ground (GPG) program. The GPG program leverages GSA's real estate portfolio as a test bed to evaluate the viability of emerging building technologies and practices that will improve economic and environmental performance in federal buildings. The program is seeking information from industry, commercial organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. Responses to the FY 2014 RFI are due by 5:00 pm Eastern, December 9, 2013. Request for Information
Natural gas-fired electricity generators can provide energy security at domestic military installations in the event of electric grid failures, according to a recent Department of Defense (DoD) study. The study, performed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory, assessed the reliability of the natural gas supply system during power outages. It found there is minimal risk of interrupted deliveries for a moderate outage (two weeks to three months). The report identifies measures to manage the risks associated with longer outages.
A new white paper developed by SERDP identifies key policy questions that need to be addressed to ensure that climate change vulnerability and impact assessments are conducted effectively and that assessment findings are appropriately used to inform decisions. The paper draws on the work of four SERDP-funded research projects that are developing and testing information, models, and tools necessary to examine the potential climate change vulnerability of and impacts on military installations along the coast.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has released a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap (CCAR) that details the Department’s plan for managing the effects of climate change on its operations and infrastructure in both the short and long term. This roadmap, a key element of DoD’s annual update of its Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP), specifically calls out SERDP’s work to develop climate change assessment tools for DoD’s installations.
ESTCP released a solicitation on February 12, 2013, requesting proposals for demonstration of installation energy technologies. FY 2014 funds are available through a competitive process to Federal and private organizations. The due date for all pre-proposals is Thursday, March 28, 2013. More information about the solicitation is available at www.serdp-estcp.org/Funding-Opportunities/ESTCP-Solicitations/Installation-Energy-Solicitation.
Turnkey Repair Station for Aerospace Magnesium Components Uses Cold Spray Technology Developed by ESTCP02/06/2013
An Office of the Secretary of Defense effort is under way to establish a sophisticated turnkey repair station for magnesium alloy aerospace components using the highly successful cold spray technology developed with ESTCP support. The novel coating system represents a low-cost, environmentally friendly method for combatting corrosion and reclaiming otherwise unsalvageable magnesium components. The repair station will be the first single facility with the capability to perform all the operations required to restore these salvaged parts and will reduce repair time by up to three months.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in collaboration with SERDP has released a report on global sea level rise scenarios out to the year 2100. The report, written by contributors from 10 federal and academic science institutions, lays out four risk-based scenarios describing potential future conditions. These scenarios can be used to analyze vulnerabilities and impacts from sea level rise and take action to minimize them.
ESTCP released a solicitation on January 10, 2013, requesting proposals for demonstration of environmental technologies. FY 2014 funds are available through a competitive process to both Federal and private organizations. The due date for all pre-proposals is Thursday, March 14, 2013. More information about this solicitation is available at www.serdp-estcp.org/Funding-Opportunities/ESTCP-Solicitations/Environmental-Technologies-Solicitation.