Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)

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Improved ice removal patent

Dr. Emily Asenath-Smith displays an ice laminate grown on a surface using her patented invention, “Vertical draw system and method for surface...

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New cold weather facilities

Olivier Montmayeur, a research mechanical engineer at U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering...

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National OHWM Data Sheet

The National Technical Committee for Ordinary High Watermarks (OHWM), made up of researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development...

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Testing new oil cleanup method

Kate Trubac, a Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory research general engineer, oversees an in-situ burn experiment conducted with the...

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Mapping at the speed of light

A unique team of experts uses Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) to scan areas to create incredibly detailed maps of them.

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About CRREL

The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory is solving challenges in all climates, particularly Earth’s coldest regions.

Welcome

At ERDC’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), we’re developing innovative solutions for science and engineering challenges in extreme environments. Learn about what we do and how you can join us.

See CRREL in action

Video by Sgt. David Marquis
ERDC Security Guard Trains on Contact with OC Spray
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
Dec. 29, 2022 | 0:59
A security guard from the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) assigned to the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, New Hampshire, was trained on reacting to contact with Oleoresin Capsicum spray, or OC spray, better known as pepper spray. The training is a requirement for ERDC security as a necessary exercise, so they know what it feels like and can continue to function if they are sprayed or have second hand contact with the non-lethal deterrent.
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News

Two ERDC labs team up for one cool project
4/8/2024
Two ERDC laboratories, the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) and Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), collaborated to conduct several full-scale placements of JetCon JC400...
DARPA ‘ICE’ program kicks off at ERDC-CRREL
3/12/2024
Making ice work “for” and not “against” the U.S. military is the mission behind Ice Control for cold Environments (ICE), a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program that recently...
ERDC research aims to model, combat respiratory infections
3/4/2024
A cross-laboratory team of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) researchers has launched a new project that seeks to revolutionize the way military bases prepare for and combat...