2021 Symposium Sessions: Resource Conservation & Resiliency

Each year, the SERDP and ESTCP Symposium brings together environmental and energy researchers and technology developers with

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the defense end-user and regulatory communities to showcase cutting edge environmental technologies and ideas. At the 2021 virtual Symposium, attendees will have the opportunity to attend several sessions focused on Resource Conservation and Resiliency research initiatives, covering topics related to improving Department of Defense (DoD) installation resilience and natural resource management. Below are brief summaries of each session offered for this research area at the Symposium.


Threatened and Endangered Species and Invasive Species

Tuesday, November 30, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (ET)

Many DoD landscapes are unique and increasingly rare habitats in the United States. This technical session will feature SERDP and ESTCP research focused on DoD managed ecosystems, threatened and endangered species, and the control of invasive species. View the full description, presentation titles and speaker information.


Environmental Security

Wednesday, December 1, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (ET) 

This technical session will focus on research related to the role of environmental security now and in the future of DoD design, planning and policy. Environmental security is the component of national security where environmental conditions may present challenges and opportunities within national security priorities. Themes include food security, water security, energy security, economic development, infectious disease, and land use. View the full description, presentation titles and speaker information.


Wildland Fire Research

Wednesday, December 1, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ET)

The DoD is one of the largest landholders in the United States, covering areas where fire impacts ecosystem health and training land availability. This technical session will focus on maintaining DoD lands for use to ensure military readiness and the health and safety of the force. View the full description, presentation titles and speaker information.


Installation Infrastructure Resilience

Thursday, December 2, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (ET) 

Built and natural infrastructure on military installations and lands face threats from long-term changes in climate and ocean conditions. These threats can directly impact the availability of the installation to train and deploy the force. This technical session covers research efforts to develop tools and approaches for improving DoD built and natural infrastructure resilience. View the full description, presentation titles and speaker information.


For more information regarding Resource Conservation and Resiliency sessions and other Symposium details, visit the Symposium website. At the 2021 Symposium, attendees will be able to participate in 20 technical sessions and several short courses. Over 400 technical poster presentations will also be available for attendees to browse throughout the event, and attendees will have a variety of networking opportunities to connect with speakers and other researchers and technology developers in their fields of work.

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