As demands on installation energy professionals grow, resources have been in decline making it even more difficult to operate and maintain installation facilities at or near optimum performance. To help installation energy professionals be more effective in executing their jobs, ESTCP, in collaboration with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), funded a demonstration project to employ a structured approach to problem solving.
The Strategic Environmental Research & Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) have funded numerous research and technology demonstrations to address chlorinated solvent sites since the early 1990s.
ESTCP project looks to successfully demonstrate a new capability to mitigate and recover quickly from online and insider cyber activities directed against SCADA infrastructure.
Cold Spray (CS) deposition of protective coatings is an environmentally friendly and field-deployable process, that is capable of replacing electroplating processes.
Dr. Billy Johnson, from ERDC, successfully demonstrated an ESTCP project linking watershed and riverine modeling system for DoD installations across varying climatic and hydrologic regions.
Fall is busy for the SERDP and ESTCP offices. Just as FY19 proposals are being reviewed and selected, the FY20 solicitations will begin to form. The next couple of months are filled with meetings with our Technical Committees, SERDP Council, and Executive Working Group to continue our process of funding solutions to the pressing environmental issues of the day.
Mike Richardson, a technical advisor to the Munitions Response Technical Committee, has been working for the last several years to pull together a plan for a standardized underwater test site. We are putting this planning into a higher gear starting this year.