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

Dredging Operations Technical Support Program

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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)

Main USACE Websites

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
USACE / ERDC / EL / DOTS

DOTS | Experts, Contacts & Research Teams

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DOTS is a conduit to ERDC experts who can provide consultation and analysis for dredging operations. DOTS mentality is, there are no problems, only opportunities. A list of working groups of dredging professionals and individuals is provided below. If you can’t find what you need please visit our contacts page or submit a DOTS request.

ERDC's Center for Contaminated Sediments (CCS)

The ERDC’s CCS serves as a clearinghouse for technology and expertise concerned with contaminated sediments. The CCS sponsors development of new initiatives and technologies, organizes and sponsors workshops/symposia, and works on contaminated sediment projects within the Corps, Department of Defense, other federal and state agencies, academia, and the private sector.

ERDC's Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (DOER)

ERDC's DOER program supports the Corps Operation and Maintenance Navigation Program. Research results provide dredging project managers with knowledge and technology for cost-effective operation, evaluation or risks associated with management alternatives, and environmental compliance.

ERDC's Engineering With Nature Program (EWN)

EWN is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaborative processes. EWN is a cross-cutting program of activities resulting from collaborations among multiple civil works programs and non-USACE partners.

USACE Navigation Portal

To accomplish USACE responsibilities, USACE staff collect, store, visualize, analyze, and distribute huge amounts of navigation-related data. The Navigation Data Integration Framework (NDIF), which forms the basis of this Navigation Portal, is an effort to establish a detailed methodology to link data and tools across the Navigation Business line and make them easily available to our stakeholders.