The Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium & Workshop will be held November 29–December 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C. This event is sponsored by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) environmental science and technology program, and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), DoD's environmental technology demonstration and validation program.
The comprehensive technical program for this event will feature 15 technical sessions and four short courses. Technical sessions will highlight research and innovative technologies that address DoD's environmental challenges. Short courses will offer unique training opportunities on recent advancements in select technologies and alternative approaches for environmental restoration and munitions response. Conference attendees also will have many opportunities to network with 1,200+ environmental professionals from the military Services; academic and research institutions; private sector technology and environmental firms; and Federal, state, and local regulatory and policy making organizations.
Symposium registration is now open! The hotel room block is also available. For details and other up-to-date information about the Symposium, visit www.serdp-estcp.org/symposium. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Symposium contact line at (703) 736-4548.
PLENARY SESSION AND PROJECT-OF-THE-YEAR AWARDS: The opening Plenary Session will feature three keynote speakers–Dr. John Holdren (invited), Assistant to the President for Science and Technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; the Honorable Terry Yonkers, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics; and Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego and Adjunct Professor of Geosciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Also, as part of the Plenary Session, SERDP and ESTCP Principal Investigators who have helped DoD achieve its mission while improving its environmental performance will be honored as the annual SERDP and ESTCP Project-of-the-Year Awards are announced.
SERDP AND ESTCP FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: On Thursday, December 1, the Executive Director of SERDP and ESTCP will present an overview of the proposal submittal processes and discuss opportunities to conduct research and technology demonstrations.
EXHIBIT HALL: The Symposium & Workshop will feature poster presentations and exhibit booths that showcase technologies and scientific advancements from a variety of environmental research initiatives. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about ongoing and recently completed SERDP research projects and ESTCP technology demonstrations.
TECHNICAL SESSIONS AND SHORT COURSES: A comprehensive technical program consisting of 15 concurrent technical sessions (TS) and four short courses (SC) covering a variety of scientific and technical subjects will follow the Plenary Session. Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be offered for all short courses. Attendance for these courses will be limited, and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, registration is required. Click here to register. Below are this year’s technical session and short course topics. Additional details are available at www.serdp-estcp.org/symposium. TUESDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 29
WEDNESDAY MORNING , NOVEMBER 30
- Role of Fire in the Carbon Cycle under Climate Change (TS)
- National and International Regulatory Impacts on DoD Operations: Refining the Goals of DoD’s Strategic Plan for ‘REACH’ (TS)
- Energy Management and Technologies for DoD Buildings (TS)
- Improving Our Understanding of the Impact of Contaminants Stored in Low Permeability Zones (TS)
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 30
- Challenges to Military Readiness Posed by Climate Change (TS)
- Classification Applied to Munitions Response – Development (TS)
- Impact of Particulate Emissions from Gas Turbine Powered Aircraft (TS)
- Incorporating Innovative Technologies to Meet DoD Restoration Goals from Remedy in Place to Response Complete (TS)
THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 1
- Next Generation Energetic Materials – Striking a Balance between Performance, Insensitivity, and Environmental Sustainability (TS)
- Classification Applied to Munitions Response – Production Applications (TS)
- Renewable Energy on DoD Installations (TS)
- Environmental Molecular Diagnostic Tools: Innovations and Applications (TS)
THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 1
- Pacific Island Restoration Challenges (TS)
- Microgrids for Energy Security on DoD Installations (TS)
- Best Management Practices for Controlling Munitions Constituents on Operational Ranges (TS)
- Implementing Classification on a Munitions Response Project (SC)
- Estimating DNAPL Source Zone Natural Attenuation (early morning) (SC)
- Thermal Treatment Technologies: Lessons Learned (mid morning) (SC)
- Field Methods to Distinguish between Vapor Intrusion and Indoor Sources of VOCs (SC)