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A SERDP-funded project led by Dr. Julian Olden of the University of Washington and Dr. David Lytle of Oregon State University provided key ecological information on ephemeral and intermittent stream ecosystems that contain most of the biodiversity in the southwestern United States. With numerous military installations and ranges located in this region, these results will not only help DoD managers better conserve their biodiversity today, but also in the future under a changing climate. More

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Two projects led by Dr. Peter Traykovski, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Dr. Joseph Calantoni, Naval Research Laboratory, generated new data to improve understanding of the factors that influence migration of underwater munitions. These data will be used to verify and validate existing mobility models and develop new conceptual models for the fate and transport of munitions. More

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Mr. Mark Wytiaz of Sherwin-Williams and his team of industry, academic, and military partners successfully developed a chemical agent resistant coating (CARC) powder topcoat technology that is absent of solvent, emits nearly zero VOCs, can be recycled, and is compatible with existing CARC systems. Coatings products are currently in transition to Original Equipment Manufacturers, Depots, and the Defense Logistics Agency. More

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Dr. Thomas Trainor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and his team conducted an in-depth analysis of the changes in lead and antimony speciation that occur over time in range soils. This work improved understanding of lead and antimony mobility, which is essential for assessing long-term environmental risk, the efficacy of remediation scenarios, and what materials to incorporate into future training range or impact area designs. More

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From the Director: It is with great pride and pleasure that SERDP and ESTCP announce the 2015 Projects of the Year. This year’s awards recognize scientific advances and technological solutions to some of DoD’s most significant environmental challenges. These projects will be featured in the slideshow on the home page of the SERDP and ESTCP web site through the middle of February. More

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Dr. Brian Dorr from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Wildlife Research Center and his team demonstrated an innovative aerial control method deploying dead neonatal mice baits treated with acetaminophen, which is toxic to snakes. This method significantly reduced brown tree snake numbers at the demonstration sites in Guam, and has excellent potential to help deter the spread of brown tree snakes from Guam to other locations that are conducive to the snake’s establishment, including Hawaii. More

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Mr. David Frederick of the 417th Supply Chain Management Squadron, Landing Gear Team, at Hill AFB, Ogden, Utah, together with his team, demonstrated the use of low hydrogen embrittlement (LHE) zinc-nickel (Zn-Ni) to replace cadmium plating in aircraft landing gear manufacturing and maintenance. Based on test results and in field performance tracking, LHE Zn-Ni has already been implemented into the Air Force overhaul facility and is being adopted by industry as an alternative to cadmium plating. More

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Three promising new FY 2016 Munitions Response projects, that aim to improve detection and classification of military munitions found at underwater sites, were approved during a recent SERDP Scientific Advisory Board meeting. More.

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In 2012, the Weapons Systems & Platforms Program Area released a Fiscal Year 2014 SEED SON calling for research on environmentally sustainable binder systems for energetic materials. Two SEED projects selected to pursue research on this topic have shown significant progress. More

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The majority of the water systems at DoD installations were installed before 1970 and are reaching the end of their design lifetime. One of the consequences of having an aging underground piping infrastructure is the increased likelihood of potable water leaks. Technologies demonstrated by a current ESTCP project can detect these losses before there is any physical evidence of a leak, which has the potential to save thousands of gallons of water per day. More

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