William Goran (Bill), a long-time member of the SERDP and ESTCP family, passed away on March 5, 2015, after a courageous two-year battle with lymphoma. Bill played a prominent role in the early history of both SERDP and ESTCP beginning in the early and mid-1990s, and he continued to engage with SERDP, especially with respect to climate change, until very recently.
A new report, Infrastructure Damage/Fragility Models and Data Quality Issues Associated with Department of Defense Climate Vulnerability and Impact Assessment, issued by SERDP reviews models and data needed to support climate change vulnerability and impact assessments of infrastructure assets located at military installations.
ESTCP released a solicitation on February 5, 2015, requesting proposals for demonstrations of installation energy technologies. FY 2016 funds are available through a competitive process to both Federal and private organizations. All pre-proposals are due no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 2, 2015. More information about the solicitation is available on the SERDP and ESTCP website.
ESTCP released a solicitation on January 8, 2015, requesting proposals for demonstrations of environmental technologies. FY 2016 funds are available through a competitive process to both Federal and private organizations. The due date for all pre-proposals is March 12, 2015. More information about the solicitation is available under the Environmental Technologies Solicitation section.
Sixty-six SERDP and ESTCP FY 2015 new start projects have been selected for funding. A full listing of project numbers, titles, and performers is available here.
Congratulations to the SERDP and ESTCP 2014 Projects of the Year, recognized for outstanding research and technology developments that will benefit the Department of Defense (DoD). The findings, approaches, tools, and guidance developed by these projects will help DoD enhance its mission capabilities, improve its environmental and energy performance, and reduce costs.
ESTCP Energy and Water Principal Investigator Ryan Faries, Raytheon Systems Design Manager, will be featured at the upcoming ARPA-E University webinar “Strategic Military Partnerships,” scheduled for Thursday, November 20, at 4:00 PM EST. The webinar will highlight how Primus Power formed a strategic partnership with Raytheon to demonstrate its innovative energy storage system under ESTCP project EW-201242 and will provide participants with insight into how they might follow a similar path in partnering with defense contractors.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has released a request for information (RFI). GSA’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) program aims to drive environmental performance in federal buildings and lead market transformation through early adoption and deployment of innovative building technologies. Results from these evaluations help GSA improve building performance, decrease operational costs, and mitigate the impact of the built environment on our natural resources. Responses to the FY 2015 RFI are due by Friday, November 7, 2014.
SERDP and ESTCP PI Dr. Paul Johnson Receives 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Brown and Caldwell06/24/2014
Congratulations to Dr. Paul Johnson, who was awarded Brown and Caldwell’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Battelle’s Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds in May. Dr. Johnson has led several SERDP and ESTCP projects addressing vapor intrusion risk assessment and remediation of dense non-aqueous phase liquid contamination.
SERDP researcher, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, was named to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people, a list that includes other notable names such as Jeff Bezos, David and Charles Koch, and Hillary Clinton. Dr. Hayhoe, a climate scientist from Texas Tech University, is a co-Principal Investigator (PI) on a SERDP-funded project to develop tools and supporting information needed to assess the potential impacts of climate change on DoD installations.
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