Infrastructure Resiliency

SERDP and ESTCP’s investments are developing the understanding and tools necessary to identify vulnerable assets, assess impacts, and determine appropriate adaptive responses to climate change.

Active Projects List
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Dynamic Aquifer-Ocean Model for Coastal DoD Facilities: Vulnerability Categorization Based on Geophysical Setting and Changes in Climate and Sea Level

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Project ID: RC22-3230
Principal Investigator: Dr. James Jawitz, University of Florida
SERDP Jan 2022

Automated Scenario Assessment of Groundwater Table & Salinity Response to Sea-level Rise

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Project ID: RC22-3278
Principal Investigator: Dr. Dipankar Dwivedi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2022

Technologies Supporting Design, Maintenance, and Operation of Linear Infrastructure on Seasonally Frozen Terrains

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Project ID: RC22-7408
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas Douglas, U.S. Army ERDC-CRREL
ESTCP Jan 2022

Development of a Decision Support Aid System Connecting Climate Model Downscaling and DoD Infrastructure

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Project ID: RC22-7335
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gabriele Villarini, University of Iowa
ESTCP Jan 2022

Deployable Satellite-Based Model for Assessing Saltwater Intrusion Impacts Under Future Sea-Level Rise Scenarios

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Project ID: RC22-3190
Principal Investigator: Mr. Benjamin Hamlington, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2022

Development of a Practical Modeling Platform for Assessing Saltwater Intrusion Impacts Under Future Sea-level Change Scenarios

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Project ID: RC22-3250
Principal Investigator: Mr. Christopher Patterson, NAVFAC EXWC
SERDP Jan 2022

Useful Prediction of Climate Extreme Risk for Texas-Oklahoma at 4-6 Years

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Project ID: RC20-3056
Principal Investigator: Dr. Simon S.-Y. Wang, Utah State University
SERDP Jan 2021

Comparative Assessment of Total Water Levels for Coastal Military Facility Readiness and Resilience Using Numerical Models

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Project ID: RC21-5028
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jack Puleo, University of Delaware
ESTCP Jan 2021

Advancing Resilience Theory and Tools to Combat Environmental Surprise

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Project ID: RC21-1233
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Alderson, Naval Postgraduate School
SERDP Jan 2021

Predicting Impacts of Species Loss on Ecosystem Resilience: an Experimental Test of a Novel Theoretical Framework

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Project ID: RC20-1420
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jinelle Sperry, ERDC CERL
SERDP Jun 2020

Modeling Compound Threats to Interdependent Infrastructure Systems on Military Installations

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Project ID: RC20-1091
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Eisenberg, Naval Postgraduate School
SERDP Jun 2020

Severe Impact Resilience: Assessment Framework for Adaptive Compound Threats

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Project ID: RC20-1138
Principal Investigator: Dr. Imes Chiu, USACE - CERL
SERDP Jun 2020

NICE: Networked Infrastructures under Compound Extremes

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Project ID: RC20-1183
Principal Investigator: Dr. Auroop Ganguly, Northeastern University
SERDP Jun 2020

Useful Prediction of Climate Extreme Risk for Texas-Oklahoma at 4-6 Years

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Project ID: RC19-1389
Principal Investigator: Dr. Simon S.-Y. Wang, Utah State University
SERDP Jan 2020

Process-based Evaluation of Temperature and Precipitation Projections and Downscaling Methods over the CONUS: Charting a Path for End-Users from the CMIP6 Ensemble to Multivariate Facility-Level Risks

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Project ID: RC19-1391
Principal Investigator: Daniel Feldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2020

Material Fluxes through Small River Systems on the Alaskan North Slope

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Project ID: RC19-1382
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shawn Gallaher, United States Naval Academy
SERDP Jan 2019

Hydrologic Risk Forecaster (Hydro RF): Demonstration and Validation of Forecasting Model for Flooding and Infrastructure Risk on Military Lands

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Project ID: RC19-5082
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Gambill, Engineering Research and Development Center-Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL)
ESTCP Jan 2019

Weather Effects on the Lifecycle of DoD Equipment Replacement (WELDER): A Plug-in for the BUILDER Sustainment Management System

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Project ID: RC19-5264
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Larsen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
ESTCP Jan 2019

Value and Resiliency of Ecosystem Services on Department of Defense (DoD) Lands

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Project ID: RC18-1605
Principal Investigator: Nate McDowell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
SERDP Mar 2018

Use of sUAS/UAS to Cost Effectively Monitor Eagle Nesting

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Project ID: RC18-5046
Principal Investigator: Samantha Phillips, Select Engineering Services
ESTCP Mar 2018

Windshield to Joystick: Demonstration and Validation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Monitoring Methodologies Used for Natural Resource Assessment on Military Lands

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Project ID: RC18-5091
Principal Investigator: Ms. Heidi Howard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - ERDC-CERL
ESTCP Mar 2018

Use of the “Data Mule” Unmanned Aircraft System to Remotely Download Ground Based Sensor Data on Military Lands

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Project ID: RC18-5101
Principal Investigator: David Delaney, U.S. Army CERL
ESTCP Mar 2018

Enhancing the Capability and Efficiency of DoD Land Management by Using Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Assess the Impacts of Fires and Coastal Storms

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Project ID: RC18-5187
Principal Investigator: David Johnston, Duke University
ESTCP Mar 2018

A Multidisciplinary Assessment of Cross-Boundary Mitigation

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Project ID: RC18-1209
Principal Investigator: Liba Pejchar, Colorado State University
SERDP Jan 2018

Useful Prediction of Climate Extreme Risk for Texas-Oklahoma at 4-6 Years

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Project ID: RC-2709
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shih-Yu Wang, Utah State University
SERDP Jan 2017

Incorporating Photoperiodism in Insect Phenology Models with Application for Biological Control of Weeds on Department of Defense Lands

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Project ID: RC-2701
Principal Investigator: Dr. Fritzi Grevstad, Oregon State University
SERDP Jan 2017

Variation in Phenological Shifts: How do Annual Cycles and Genetic Diversity Constrain or Enable Responses to Climate Change?

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Project ID: RC-2702
Principal Investigator: Dr. Julie Heath, Boise State University
SERDP Jan 2017

Predicting the Persistence of Salamanders: Consequences of Phenological Shifts for Species of Management Concern on DoD Lands

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Project ID: RC-2703
Principal Investigator: Dr. Katherine O'Donnell, United States Geological Survey
SERDP Jan 2017

Evaluating the Long-Term Ecological Responses to Riparian Ecosystem Restoration at the Fort Benning, Georgia Military Installation

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Project ID: RC-2704
Principal Investigator: Dr. Natalie Griffiths, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2017

Will Climate-Mediated Phenological Shifts Affect Population Viability? A test with Butterflies on Department of Defense Lands

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Project ID: RC-2700
Principal Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Crone, Tufts University
SERDP Jan 2017

Exploring the Basis for Skillful Projections of Decision-Relevant Climate Normals

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Project ID: RC-2710
Principal Investigator: Dr. Russell Vose, National Centers for Environmental Information
SERDP Jan 2017

Using Long-Term Data to Optimize Recovery of Understory Plant Communities: Identifying the Management Contexts and Species Traits that Maximize the Likelihood of Sustained Persistence and Spread of Plant Populations

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Project ID: RC-2705
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Orrock, University of Wisconsin
SERDP Jan 2017

Understanding the Effects of Changing Landscapes on the Population Status of Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers from Over 30 years of DoD Research

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Project ID: RC-2708
Principal Investigator: Dr. Susan Haig, U.S. Geological Survey
SERDP Jan 2017

Developing an Experimental Predictive Framework for Climate Regime Shifts and Their Impacts Within a 2-20 Year Outlook Window

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Project ID: RC-2711
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Alexander, NOAA
SERDP Jan 2017

Next-Generation Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves Considering Spatiotemporal Non-Stationarity in Climate, Intense Precipitation Events, and Snowmelt

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Project ID: RC-2546
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Wigmosta, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2016

Leptospirosis in Endangered Island Foxes and California Sea Lions: Outbreak Prediction and Prevention in a Changing World

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Project ID: RC-2635
Principal Investigator: Dr. James Lloyd-Smith, University of California, Los Angeles
SERDP Jan 2016

Advancing Best Practices for the Analysis of the Vulnerability of Military Installations in the Pacific Basin to Coastal Flooding under a Changing Climate

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Project ID: RC-2644
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Marra, NOAA National Climatic Data Center
SERDP Jan 2016

Conserving Listed and At-Risk Plants in a Non-Stationary World: A Predictive Framework for Assessing Risks and Guiding Management

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Project ID: RC-2508
Principal Investigator: Dr. Dov Sax, Brown University
SERDP Jan 2015

Empirical Dynamics: A New Paradigm for Understanding and Managing Species and Ecosystems in a Non-Stationary Nonlinear World

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Project ID: RC-2509
Principal Investigator: Dr. George Sugihara, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
SERDP Jan 2015

Flow-Population Models for Tracking Non-Stationary Changes in Riparian and Aquatic Ecosystems

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Project ID: RC-2511
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Lytle, Oregon State University
SERDP Jan 2015

Evaluating the Use of Spatially Explicit Population Models to Predict Conservation Reliant Species in Non-Analogue Future Environments on DoD Lands

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Project ID: RC-2512
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian Hudgens, Institute for Wildlife Studies
SERDP Jan 2015

Incorporation of the Effects of Future Anthropogenically-Forced Climate Change in Intensity-Duration-Frequency Design Values

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Project ID: RC-2517
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kenneth Kunkel, North Carolina State University / NC Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS)
SERDP Jan 2015

Developing Smart Infrastructure for a Changing Arctic Environment Using Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing Methods

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Project ID: RC-2437
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2014

Predictive Tools to Manage Altered Fire Regimes Caused by Plant Invasions in the Mojave Desert

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1723
Principal Investigator: Dr. Janelle Downs, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
SERDP Mar 2010

FY 2020 New Start Project Selections

FY 2020 New Start Project Selections for the Environmental Solicitation – SERDP; ESTCP

SERDP Report:
The Impact of Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change on DoD Installations on Atolls in the Pacific Ocean

DoD Report:
Regional Sea Level Scenarios for Coastal Risk Management: Managing the Uncertainty of Future Sea Level Change and Extreme Water Levels for Department of Defense Coastal Sites Worldwide (2016)

SERDP Report:
Climate-Sensitive Decision-Making in the Department of Defense: Synthesis of Ongoing Research and Current Recommendations (2016)

SERDP Report:
Use of Climate Information for Decision-Making and Impacts Research: State of our Understanding (2016)

SERDP Report:
SERDP Climate Change Program Review and NOAA Partnership Meeting Summary Report (2015)

DoD FY 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap with Foreword

Third National Climate Assessment

Quadrennial Defense Review

SERDP Report:
Infrastructure Damage/Fragility Models and Data Quality Issues Associated with Department of Defense Climate Vulnerability and Impact Assessment (2015)

SERDP Report:
Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Military Installations: Policy Implications (2013)

NOAA Technical Report:
Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States National Climate Assessment (2012)

Workshop Report:
DoD Workshop on Coordinating Climate Change Research and Policy Implications (2011)

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