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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Learn about topics such as dredging, dredged sediment disposal and beneficial use, and the underwater sounds of dredging.


Review past training sessions on sustainable sediment management, Engineering With Nature, and beneficial use of dredged sediment.


The Dredging Evaluation Management, Analysis, and Networked Documentation (DEMAND) application and the Dredging Evaluation Visualization, Organization, and Integration Database (DEVOID) tool are now available.


The ERED and BSAF databases aid the USACE's dredging mission by providing data to help interpret bioaccumulation test results for disposal of dredged sediment. ODMDS database contains dredge sediment disposal history and site characteristics for over 100 ocean sites.

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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