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  • September

    Characterizing storm, flood risk reduction benefits derived from mangroves during extreme weather events Engineering With Nature® Podcast, Season 1: Episode 4

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature Podcast, guest Dr. Tori Tomiczek, an assistant professor in the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, discusses the role of natural infrastructure in reducing flood risk and damage during major storms, as well as increasing coastal resilience through her groundbreaking work that demonstrates the importance of mangroves in protecting coastal shorelines.
  • Inaugural ERDC Data Science Workshop a success

    More than 200 people recently attended the inaugural U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Data Science Workshop that was hosted virtually Aug. 25-26 by ERDC’s Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS) Research and Development Area. The event was a collaborative effort among multiple laboratories and encouraged participants to rethink the ways they manage and perceive data.
  • ERDC presents innovative battlefield technologies during MSSPIX-20

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and the U.S. Army Futures Command, Futures and Concepts Center, in partnership with the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, have combined efforts and resources to test new technologies to be deployed on today’s battlefield in order to prevail in tomorrow’s conflicts.
  • Using virtual solutions for robotic testing during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are accustomed to finding unique and innovative approaches to solving today’s most challenging engineering problems. The current COVID-19 environment presented new obstacles for the Sensor Integration Branch (SIB) in the ERDC’s Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) and Environmental Processes Branch (CNE) in the ERDC’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, prompting the robotics group to capitalize on simulation software capabilities to meet mission requirements.
  • ERDC researchers participate in the During Nearshore Event Experiment to study coastal storm impacts

    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 these extreme events and improve coastal resilience.
  • Using natural infrastructure to increase resilience for military installations

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon, executive director of the Program Management Office, Tyndall Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force, shares how she and her team are incorporating the principles and practices of Engineering With Nature into the Air Force’s Installation of the Future initiative.
  • Using natural forces, sediment to restore coastal marsh habitat

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Jeff Corbino, environmental resources specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Orleans District, shares several examples of Engineering With Nature (EWN) to restore coastal marsh habitat as a key part of the district’s navigation mission.
  • ERDC researchers developing low-cost, rapid watershed assessment

    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 watershed assessment using remote sensing technology to evaluate problems associated with watershed instability including erosion, sedimentation, flooding and environmental degradation.
  • August

    USACE launches new podcast series “Engineering With Nature”

    A new podcast series tells the stories of how, over the last 10 years, a growing international community of practitioners, scientists, engineers, and researchers across many disciplines and organizations are working together to combine natural and engineering systems to solve problems and diversify infrastructure value by applying the principles and practices of Engineering With Nature®.
  • ERDC, New York State research algal bloom mitigation in Chautauqua Lake

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and scientists from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) are collaborating with industry partners to study harmful algal bloom (HAB) mitigation technology in Chautauqua Lake, New York, from Aug. 19 through Sept. 4.
  • Smart Transportation Testbed pilot program underway in Colorado

    The Smart Transportation Testbed, a yearlong pilot program to plan, develop, demonstrate and employ automated vehicle (AV) technologies, is currently underway at Fort Carson, Colorado. The project, managed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), is designed to determine how AV technology can help the military reduce transportation costs, improve public safety and enable faster delivery of services.
  • ERDC supports NASA’s mission to Mars

    In the 1960s during the Cold War, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) designed a device, commonly referred to as a Rodriguez well, or Rodwell, to harvest water under the ice in Greenland and Antarctica to sustain U.S. facilities by providing water for drinking, hygiene and other needs. Presently, NASA is working with CRREL to assess whether that same technology can provide water for human-inhabited research stations on Mars.
  • ERDC overcomes challenges in harmful algal bloom removal research

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) continued its quest to tackle the challenging problem of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in our nation’s waterways with a removal demonstration in Florida in July 2020. The ERDC research team and collaborators from engineering firm AECOM and the University of Illinois planned and executed the research study on HAB removal at Lake Okeechobee.
  • March

    Want a glimpse of the future? Look no further than ITL’s new DIVE laboratory.

    The newest facility at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) will make you feel like you’ve traveled forward in time. The Dynamic Immersive Virtual Environment (DIVE) laboratory allows researchers to test and develop solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD) using leading augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) gear. The rise of this technology has already changed the way we work and learn, and it will now be used to allow Army engineers, scientists, and stakeholders to immerse themselves in true scale, 3D environments.
  • February

    Multifunctional Assessment Reconnaissance Vessel allows for remote survey of marine structures

    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 research engineers Jonathan Marshall and David Nguyen, have developed and improved a prototype Multifunctional Assessment Reconnaissance Vessel that allows for remote survey of pile-supported marine structures. Operators can produce final data products within 12 hours of arriving on site, allowing structural engineers to deliver a repair plan within 24 hours. The U.S. Transportation Command and Office of the Secretary of Defense-funded project has resulted in the schedule of five units to be delivered to Army dive detachments as part of the Instrument Set, Reconnaissance and Surveying (ENFIRE) program.
  • August

    Engineering With Nature® initiative captures sustainability award for the Corps

    WASHINGTON, DC (Aug.7, 2019)— When an agency that focuses primarily on developing large
  • 3-D printing a building

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Aug. 21, 2017)--The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign,
  • April

    Scientists participate in NASA’s SnowEx

    U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering
  • June

    Construction Engineering Research Laboratory and Partners Awarded for Sustainability Efforts

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Construction Engineering Research
  • Goodbye Hangar 4, hello Hangar 2

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The landscape of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)

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