US Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research and Development Center

International Research Office

IRO - promoting global research cooperation

Published Jan. 31, 2013
Updated: March 20, 2019

Mission  & Business Areas

Located in London, England, the International Research Office of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) promotes cooperation with the international research community as a means to advance science and engineering knowledge and technical capabilities in areas relevant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Aligned with the USACE Campaign Plan, ERDC’s research and development (R&D) efforts focus on five primary areas in support of Army transformation and its civil works activities:

Warfighter Support | Installations | Environment | Water Resources | Information Technology

The IRO is responsible for establishing links to international R&D efforts that can add value to research programs within each of the ERDC business areas:
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  • Geospatial Research and Engineering
  • Military Engineering
  • Environmental Quality and Installations
  • Water Resources
  • Engineered Resilient Systems


Our capabilities and facilities are available to assist you in addressing and solving a variety of research and engineering challenges. The IRO promotes R&D opportunities through:

  • support for travel by experts
  • support for focused technical workshops
  • support for international conferences; and
  • research contracting


The IRO maintains a close collaboration with other DoD Research & Development Liaison offices including:

  • European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD)
  • Office of Naval Research - Global (ONR-G)
  • US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command-Atlantic (CCDC-Atlantic)


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