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Engineer Research & Development Center 
Environmental Laboratory 
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Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199

Environmental Laboratory (EL)

A child throws a rock into a body of water with her dog poised to jump in after it. Looming large in the foreground are genetically engineered microbes and a strand of DNA.
Corps researchers identify five strategies for assessing genetically engineered organisms’ environmental impact
A child throws a rock into a body of water with her dog poised to jump in after it. Looming large in the foreground are genetically engineered microbes and a strand of DNA. (Army Research Laboratory)
EL Team Earns Second 2017 International Award for Quantifying Benefits of Horseshoe Bend Island
EL Team Earns Second 2017 International Award for Quantifying Benefits of Horseshoe Bend Island
Behind the dredge California, the river island at Horseshoe Bend on the lower Atchafalaya River, Louisiana, is being self-designed. When dredged sediment is strategically placed upriver (lower right), the river’s energy disperses it -- which nourishes the island’s growth and consequently creates environmental and other benefits.
Mentorship program offers opportunities for exploring new challenges
Mentorship program offers opportunities for exploring new challenges
Dr. Gary Anderton, director of Human Capital at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, addresses participants in the 2017 ERDC Mentorship Program.
Dr. Burton Suedel of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center accepts the Western Dredging Association's 2017 Environmental Excellence Award for Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change. He is flanked by Craig Vogt, chairman of the WEDA Environmental Commission and Marcel Hermans, WEDA president and chairman. Suedel and his Environmental Laboratory team members, Dr. Jacob Berkowitz and Dr. Christy Foran, collaborated with New Orleans District, Weeks Marine, Inc., Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, and Mike Hooks, Inc. to capture the award. WEDA recognized the team’s efforts associated with strategic placement of dredged material on the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana.  Placement of the dredged material allowed nature to form Horseshoe Bend Island, and the ERDC team developed metrics to capture the wide array of benefits the island provides.
Research team receives environmental award for dredging project
Dr. Burton Suedel of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center accepts the Western Dredging Association's 2017 Environmental Excellence Award for Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change. He is flanked by Craig Vogt, chairman of the WEDA Environmental Commission and Marcel Hermans, WEDA president and chairman. Suedel and his Environmental Laboratory team members, Dr. Jacob Berkowitz and Dr. Christy Foran, collaborated with New Orleans District, Weeks Marine, Inc., Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, and Mike Hooks, Inc. to capture the award. WEDA recognized the team’s efforts associated with strategic placement of dredged material on the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana. Placement of the dredged material allowed nature to form Horseshoe Bend Island, and the ERDC team developed metrics to capture the wide array of benefits the island provides.

News

Discussions focus on beneficial use of dredged material

VICKSBURG, Miss. (April 25, 2018) – U.S. Representative Darin LaHood, Illinois's 18th Congressional
[Published: 6/8/2018]

RD18 promoted collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas

VICKSBURG, Miss. (May 15, 2018) -- RD18 ‟Where researchers come to meet” was a thriving marketplace
[Published: 5/24/2018]

Corps researchers identify five strategies for assessing genetically engineered organisms’ environmental impact

VICKSBURG, Miss. (Feb. 23, 2018) -- Dr. Chris Warner, Dr. Richard Lance, Dr. Fiona Crocker and Dr.
[Published: 3/8/2018]