Blog for MR 6-16-14

ESTCP and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are sponsoring an end-to-end demonstration of Classification technologies in a Treatability Study at the former Camp San Luis Obispo, California. This study aims to go beyond demonstrating technical success to defining a complete process for implementation, beginning with setting specific objectives for what must be removed from the site in conjunction with regulators at the start to verification that the objectives were met at the end. More


Tin whiskers are electrically conductive, crystalline structures that grow from surfaces where tin is used as a final finish and from lead-free solder joints. Several SERDP and ESTCP efforts are underway to understand the mechanisms of tin whisker formation and growth and to develop strategies to mitigate whisker formation and the damage that can occur. More

ER blog-06-02-14

In an effort to summarize recent advances in characterization, data interpretation and regulatory thinking that have become standard practice in our approach to monitored natural attenuation (MNA), ESTCP investigators have updated guidance in the form of frequently asked questions. More


On May 6, 2014, the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA), the authoritative and comprehensive report on climate change and its impacts in the United States. More



In 2010, the Obama Administration pledged solar panels would return to the White House and on Friday, May 9, 2014 technicians completed the installation. The Department of Defense (DoD) via ESTCP’s Energy and Water (EW) Program Area, began funding solar demonstrations on military installations in 2011. More

RC Blog 5-12-12 (3)

The DoD has been aggressively restoring the longleaf pine ecosystem on its lands for nearly 20 years, not only to meet listed species needs but also to improve training realism and the sustainability of its training and testing landscapes. Dr. Lisa Samuelson of Auburn University and her team are currently developing a modeling system capable of simulating the “typical” longleaf pine restoration sequence. More

Andersen AFB Guam

The latest demonstration in the ESTCP Classification Pilot Program is underway at the North Ramp Parking Area (NRP) of Andersen AFB, Guam. The NRP area is undergoing a munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) removal action in advance of military construction (MILCON) activities. More

AAEES Blog Picture

SERDP and ESTCP are pleased to announce that two SERDP and ESTCP-funded projects have been recognized for environmental engineering and science excellence by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES). More

8 Coatings Blog Picture #4

Tom’s, Moondog, Wandering Rocks, or Gwenfritz may not ring a familiar tone with everyone, though many know these are the names of iconic sculptures created by Alexander Calder and Tony Smith. All these works of art are considered national treasures and have recently been repainted with a coating technology that was funded and supported by SERDP and ESTCP. More

SERDP-ESTCP Director Blog Entry #2 Graphic

The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), which will shape DoD strategy and policy for the next four years, makes clear that a strategic approach to climate change and energy continues to be a high priority for the Department of Defense. More

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