Transition to end users of the research and demonstrations funded under SERDP and ESTCP is of primary importance to the Programs. To further technology transition efforts, ESTCP released a solicitation in April 2015 to seek innovative technology transfer approaches. The target audience was primarily end users, including: Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) within the military; acquisition program managers; energy managers; natural resource managers; regulatory agency representatives; those responsible for updating design codes or standards; and other practitioners. Proposers were asked to address the transfer needs of a specific ESTCP- or SERDP-funded project or group of projects. A total of 14 projects were selected for funding, eight of which address issues associated with the Environmental Restoration Program Area. The eight Environmental Restoration projects selected for funding are:

    • Dr. David Reynolds, Geosyntec Consultants

    • Dr. Lee Slater, Rutgers University

    • Dr. Robert Borden, Solutions-IES

    • Dr. Charles Schaefer, CDM Smith

    • Dr. Susan Taylor, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

    • Dr. Pedro Alvarez, Rice University

    • Dr. Jennifer Field, Oregon State University

    • Dr. Charles Newell, GSI Environmental, Inc.

These projects will be initiated in 2015 with products available over the next 15 – 18 months. All products will be available from the SERDP and ESTCP web page and will be announced via social media platforms when available. To be notified of the release of these products, please sign up for one of our social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Google+).