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ERDC mourns loss of dredging industry expert
7/1/2021
The dredging industry has suffered a great loss with the recent death of Timothy L. Welp, a research hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)...
Using simulation tools for operational readiness in maritime and littoral operations
6/18/2021
Operational readiness is a term used throughout the six branches of the U.S. military. The ability of armed forces to conduct the full range of military operations, regardless of a posed threat, is...
USACE, James Madison University hold SandSnap event
6/4/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and James Madison University invite the public to become citizen scientists at a SandSnap event at the Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center June 5 from 10 a.m...
Zimmerman joins the ERDC’s Coastal, Hydraulics Laboratory
5/20/2021
Julia Zimmerman has joined the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory’s River and Estuarine Engineering Branch at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)...
Cecil joins the ERDC’s Coastal, Hydraulics Laboratory
5/20/2021
Dr. Orie Cecil has joined the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory’s Hydrologic Systems Branch at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)...
ERDC researchers commission full-size, semi-autonomous research vessel
4/9/2021
Making its way through the murky waters and swift current of the Mississippi River at the Vicksburg riverfront, the Research Vessel Martin looks like any other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...
ERDC’s Field Research Facility holds groundbreaking ceremony for new annex
4/8/2021
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new annex building at its Field Research Facility in Duck, North Carolina, April 6, 2021. ​The...
Evaluating the engineering benefits of Florida’s mangrove forests
3/15/2021
Along the Florida coastline, forests of trees with a dense tangle of prop roots appear to be standing on stilts above the water. These trees, or mangroves, are not only magnificent to see, but are a...
Broadening the scope of post-wildfire flood risk management
12/22/2020
As firefighters worked diligently to extinguish a notable number of wildfires this season, researchers with U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) post-wildfire flood risk...
Modeling the dynamics of the Modular Causeway System
12/1/2020
In contingency operations, the Modular Causeway System (MCS), an assembly of floating modules, is often used for loading and unloading supplies and equipment from ship to shore. The U.S...
RD20 fosters collaboration
11/5/2020
With scientists, engineers and other professionals spread across seven laboratories and multiple fields sites across the country, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) network...
ERDC researchers use numerical modeling to assist with hurricane preparations
10/23/2020
As a tropical system approaches the coastline and the intensity and impact of the storm becomes evident, officials and first responders brace for landfall by staging equipment and readying personnel...
ERDC researchers participate in U.S. Army Foreign Technology (and Science) Assessment Support program
9/15/2020
Until engaging in conversation with colleagues while on temporary duty in the United Kingdom, Dr. Ahmad Tavakoly was not aware of the U.S. Army Foreign Technology (and Science) Assessment Support...
ERDC researchers participate in the During Nearshore Event Experiment to study coastal storm impacts
9/10/2020
As storms like Hurricane Laura continue to threaten our coasts with greater frequency and ferocity, researchers from across the country have joined a collaborative research effort to better understand...
ERDC researchers developing low-cost, rapid watershed assessment
9/1/2020
Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District to develop and test a low-cost, rapid...
Civil Works Research Area Review Groups go virtual during COVID-19 pandemic
6/12/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently overcame the hurdle of conducting its annual Environmental, Navigation and Flood Risk Management Research Area Review Groups (RARGs) virtually due to...
ERDC Soldiers serve in the fight against COVID-19
6/8/2020
Although the vast majority of employees with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are Department of Defense civilians, the select few U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the ERDC...
ERDC researchers model COVID-19 for the Nation
5/21/2020
VICKSBURG, Miss. – When the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Dr. Brandon Lafferty sleeps these days, he dreams about predictive models. That’s because since mid-March, Lafferty, a...
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center assists in mudslide assessment
3/10/2020
A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center assisted the Vicksburg National Military Park in assessing landslides and erosion on the grounds...
Multifunctional Assessment Reconnaissance Vessel allows for remote survey of marine structures
2/26/2020
A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, led by principal investigator Thad Pratt and including co-pi William Butler and...
The Corps’ Field Research Facility unsurpassed for coastal observation and research
2/21/2020
Duck, N.C., (February 18, 2020) -- Along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in the small coastal town of Duck, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Field Research Facility has...