SERDP and ESTCP Announce 2016 Projects of the Year

2016 POTY Blue Ribbon Graphic

It is with great pride and pleasure that SERDP and ESTCP announce the 2016 Projects of the Year. This year’s awards recognize scientific advances and technological solutions to some of DoD’s most significant environmental challenges—

  • quantifying the pathways and rates of RDX and TNT processing in coastal ecotypes
  • preventing off-site contaminant migration while allowing typical range activities to occur uninterrupted
  • treating contaminated sediments in active DoD harbor settings
  • detecting and classifying unexploded ordnance in the underwater environment
  • understanding the impacts of military operations on marine mammals and threatened, endangered and at-risk species of birds
  • developing environmentally friendly and sustainable composite materials
  • validating and implementing non-chromate primers for weapons systems.
  • improving energy security and reducing energy consumption 

These projects will be featured in the slideshow on the home page of the SERDP and ESTCP website through early February. Please visit the SERDP and ESTCP blog to read more about each of these award-winning projects! 

SERDP Projects of the Year 

Environmental Restoration
Tracking the Uptake, Translocation, Cycling, and Metabolism of Munitions Compounds in Coastal Marine Ecosystems Using Stable Isotopic Tracer
Dr. Craig R. Tobias, University of Connecticut
Project Highlights 

Munitions Response
Multi-pass and Non-concentric Target Circular Synthetic Aperture Sonar
Dr. Jermaine L. Kennedy, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Panama City Division and Dr. Timothy M. Marston, APL-UW
Project Highlights

Resource Conservation and Resiliency
Deep Mapping of Teuthivorous Whales and Their Prey Fields
Dr. Kelly J. Benoit-Bird, Oregon State University
Project Highlights   

Weapons Systems and Platforms
Cyanate Ester Composite Resins Derived from Renewable Polyphenol Sources
Dr. Benjamin Harvey, Naval Air Warfare Center - Weapons Division
Project Highlights 

ESTCP Projects of the Year 

Energy and Water
Improving Energy Security and Resilience of DoD Installations
Mr. Ryan Faries, Raytheon
Project Highlights

Environmental Restoration
Passive Biobarrier for Treating Co-Mingled Perchlorate and RDX in Groundwater at an Active Range
Dr. Paul B. Hatzinger, CB&I Federal Services
Project Highlights


Demonstration of In Situ Treatment with Reactive Amendments for Contaminated Sediments in Active DoD Harbors
Dr. Bart Chadwick, SPAWAR Systems Center
Project Highlights 

Resource Conservation and Resiliency
Demonstration and Implementation of Autonomous Aerial Acoustic Recording Systems to Inventory DoD Installation Impact Areas for Threatened, Endangered, and Species at Risk Bird Populations
Dr. David A. Buehler, University of Tennessee and Dr. Richard A. Fischer, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Project Highlights

Weapons Systems and Platforms
Comprehensive Evaluation and Transition of Non-Chromated Paint Primers
Julia Russell and Brenna Skelley, NAVAIR - NAS PAX
Project Highlights

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