U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research and Development Center

Dredging Operations Technical Support Program

US Army Corps of Engineers

USACE Federally Sponsored Programs & Initiatives

Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediment (BU) Center for Contaminated Sediments (CCS) Dredging Innovations Group (DIG) Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Engineering With Nature (EWN) Thin Layer Placement of Dredged Sediment (TLP) Threatened and Endangered Species Team (TEST)

USACE Dredge Related Databases

Biota-Sediment Accumulation Factor Database (BSAF) Engineering With Nature ProMap (EWN ProMAP) Environmental Effects & Dredging and Disposal (E2D2) Environmental Residue Effects Database (ERED) Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site Database (ODMDS)

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The ERDC Dredging Operations Technical Support Program (DOTS) provides environmental and engineering technical support to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations and Maintenance navigation and dredging missions. Technology transfer products and activities support diverse field needs that directly benefit navigation and dredging operations throughout the United States.

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20 May 2020, 1:00 PM CDT - The Natural Infrastructure Opportunities Tool by Dr. Safra Altman, ERDC Environmental Laboratory.


6-8 March 2019 – Sustainable sediment management and dredging seminar, Sausalito, CA.


October 2022- New DOER tools: Dredging Evaluation Management, Analysis and Networked Documentation (DEMAND) Application & Dredging Evaluation Visualization, Organization and Integration Database (DEVOID) Tool.


Environmental Residue-Effects Database 2019 fall update.

DOTS Responses

All DOTS responses are documented to summarize the technical activities performed, deliverables completed, and benefits of the response to the Dredging/Navigation program(s).


  • Assistant Program Manager
  • Justin L. Wilkens
  • Research Biologist
  • Environmental Laboratory
  • ERDC

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