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Dredging Operations Technical Support Program

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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 through DOTS Requests and other activities. Technology transfer products and activities support diverse field needs that directly benefit navigation and dredging operations throughout the United States.

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

District Title DOTS
Philadelphia Quick Assessment of Wind-Waves for the Mordecai Island, New Jersey Vicinity DOTS 19-R01
Jacksonville Monitoring Plan Port Everglades Deepening Project DOTS 19-R02
Galveston A Preliminary Analysis of Ship Domain Violations and Vessel Bank Interactions in the Houston Ship Channel DOTS 19-R03
St. Louis Historic Vessel Position Data near St. Louis District Lock and Dam Structures DOTS 19-R05
St. Louis Joint Workshop on AIS Analysis Package (AISAP) and Lock Operations Management Application (LOMA) DOTS 19-R06
Philadelphia Review of Fort Mifflin CDF Operations DOTS 19-R07
Mobile Engineering Analysis for the Alabama Coastal Conference DOTS 19-R08
Los Angeles San Clemente Argus Station Installation DOTS 19-R09
Jacksonville Water Quality and Sediment Monitoring for the Port Everglades Deepening Project DOTS 19-R10
Detroit Review of PCB data and analytical techniques for the Clinton River AOC DOTS 19-R11
New York STFATE Modeling of Transco Project DOTS 19-R12
Galveston Coastal Texas Navigation Feasibility Study DOTS 19-R13
Galveston Gulf of Mexico Sediment Source Identification for Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management and Ecosystem Restoration (SWG) DOTS 19-R14
Philadelphia Sub-Bottom Data Collection and Validation Strategies – NAP DOTS 19-R15
Portland Tacoma Harbor, WA Ship Simulation Study DOTS 19-R16
Detroit CHL Dickhudt Collect Sedimentation Data in Lexington Harbor for LRE DOTS 19-R17
Little Rock MKARNS Support for SWL DOTS 19-R19
Rock Island Reservoir Sedimentation Analysis – MVR DOTS 19-R20
Los Angeles Los Angeles Breakwater Repair Project- Acoustic Signatures Generated due to Boulder Placement DOTS 19-R22
Jacksonville G2CRM Training in Savannah DOTS 19-R23
Seattle Invited Presentation to the USACE’s Seattle District 2019 Sediment Management Annual Review Meeting DOTS 19-R24
Jacksonville Miami Harbor Navigation Improvements Study DOTS 19-R25
Detroit Sediment Tracer Study in Lexington Harbor For Detroit District DOTS 19-R26
Norfolk MPFATE Training for Norfolk District DOTS 19-R29
St. Louis Optimizing AIS Data Collection for the MVS District DOTS 19-R30
Mobile Hydro-MEM Coordination Meeting for SAM DOTS 19-R31
New York Water Column Evaluation for Open Water Placement of Dredged Material from Bay Ridge and Red Hook Channels and Perth Amboy Anchorage DOTS 19-R32
New_Orleans TES Protective Measures for New Dredge Type for CE New Orleans District DOTS 19-R33
New York Water Column Evaluation for Open Water Placement of Dredged Material from Raritan River DOTS 19-R35
Portland Monitoring of Tainter Valve Strain Sensors at The Dalles Lock & Dam DOTS 19-R36
Philadelphia Surveying Nautical Bottom and Submerged Buried Pipelines Presentations DOTS 19-R37
Portland D2M2 Implementation for NWP DOTS 19-R40
Galveston SWG; Colorado River Erosion Assessment and Recommendations DOTS 19-R41
Galveston Strategies for Evaluating NNBF Shoreline Protection Technologies along the Intracoastal Waterway DOTS 19-R42
Great Lakes Monthly Lock to Lock Traffic Connectivity to Support Maintenance Scheduling DOTS 19-R43
Savannah Brunswick Harbor, GA Ship Simulation Study DOTS 19-R47
New York Water Column Evaluation for Open Water Placement of Dredged Material from Bay Ridge and Red Hook Channels and Perth Amboy Anchorage DOTS 19-R48
New England Subject Matter Expert Consultations on Sea Turtle Cold-Stunned Issues for CE New England District DOTS 19-R21
New England Subject Matter Expert Consultations on Sea Turtle Cold-Stunned Issues for CE New England District DOTS 19-R46
Galveston A Preliminary Analysis of Ship Domain Violations and Vessel Bank Interactions in the Houston Ship Channel DOTS 19-R03
Galveston Coastal Texas Navigation Feasibility Study DOTS 19-R13
Galveston Gulf of Mexico Sediment Source Identification for Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management and Ecosystem Restoration (SWG) DOTS 19-R14
Little Rock MKARNS Support for SWL DOTS 19-R19
Los Angeles Los Angeles Breakwater Repair Project- Acoustic Signatures Generated due to Boulder Placement DOTS 19-R22
Portland D2M2 Implementation for NWP DOTS 19-R40
Galveston SWG; Colorado River Erosion Assessment and Recommendations DOTS 19-R41
Galveston Strategies for Evaluating NNBF Shoreline Protection Technologies along the Intracoastal Waterway DOTS 19-R42
Los Angeles Port Hueneme Underwater CDF and Cap Design DOTS 18-R01
Pittsburgh Corrosion Monitoring Plan for Emergency Bulkheads at Emsworth Lock and Dam DOTS 18-R11
Portland Eagle Creek Fire Sedimentation DOTS 18-R12
Honolulu Exploring the Applicability of Novel Source to Sink Methodologies to Reduce Shoaling in Harbors DOTS 18-R13
Galveston Towing Vessel Delays and Barge Lane Navigability along the Houston Ship Channel DOTS 18-R14
Detroit Sediment Budgets and Sediment Budget Analysis System (SBAS) Training Workshop DOTS 18-R15
Galveston Coastal Modeling System (CMS), Particle Tracking Model (PTM), and GenCade Workshop DOTS 18-R16
Rock Island Illinois Waterway Soil Manufacturing Investigations DOTS 18-R17
Little Rock Three Rivers, Arkansas Ship Stimulation Study DOTS 18-R18
Philadelphia Vessel Management System Replacement for the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal DOTS 18-R19
Norfolk Scope of Work for Life Cycle Analysis Task for Update to Craney Island Management Plan DOTS 18-R02
Detroit Train LRE Personnel on Use of RECOVERY/CAP Model for Designing Caps in Duluth Harbor DOTS 18-R20
Charleston Downdraft Analysis Devidue Island, SC DOTS 18-R21
St. Louis Adaptive Hydraulics (AdH) and SEDLIB Modeling of St. Louis Harbor DOTS 18-R22
Philadelphia Port of Wilmington Navigation Feasibility Study DOTS 18-R23
Detroit Seminar on the use of Radar Inlet Observing System (RIOS) technology and application for Design and Operations Branch within USACE-LRE DOTS 18-R24
New York Water Column Evaluation for Open Water Placement of Dredged Material from Wards Point DOTS 18-R25
Buffalo Review of "Cleveland Harbor (Upper Cuyahoga River Channel) Dredged Sediment Evaluation-2018" DOTS 18-R26
Kansas City Training and Support to Utilize the Particle Tracking Model to Study Interception Rearing Complexes for Endangered Pallid Sturgeon within the Missouri River DOTS 18-R27
Portland Columbia River Channel Maintenance Plan and EOS DOTS 18-R28
Omaha Quantifying Annual Values of Upper Mississippi Cargo Flows DOTS 18-R29
New England New Haven Harbor Navigation Improvement Study DOTS 18-R03
South Atlantic Division SAD Regional Biological Opinion for Corals DOTS 18-R30
New Orleans Slurry Density and Velocity Accuracy Calculations for MVN DOTS 18-R31
Los Angeles An evaluation of the application of "consensus based" PCB TEC in dredged material evaluations. DOTS 18-R04
New Orleans Harvey Lock Terrestrial LiDAR Survey DOTS 18-R05
Louisville System Evaluation and Trunnion Rod Defect Testing at the Dalles Dam DOTS 18-R06
Sacramento Dredging Placement Plan for Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study DOTS 18-R07
Portland CHL AdH/SMS/SEDLIB Workshop for NWP DOTS 18-R08
Baltimore Coastal Storm (CSTORM) Modeling System Workshop DOTS 18-R09
Buffalo Overall trends and variability in bioaccumulation test results from Cleveland Harbor dredged sediment evaluations DOTS 18-R33
Chicago Potential Impacts on Proposed Bubbly Creek Project due to Contamination at Depth DOTS 18-R34
Los Angeles Definition of Dredging DOTS 18-R35
Seattle Integration of Sea level Change Curve into Long-term Simulations with the Coastal Modeling System DOTS 18-R36
Honolulu Training and Setup of FUNWAVE Boussinesq Model for Navigation Projects DOTS 18-R37
Honolulu Mitigating Sea Turtle Take during 2019 Dredging in Honolulu Harbor DOTS 18-R38
Little Rock Arkansas River Navigation Mile 222 Sedimentation DOTS 18-R39
St. Louis Peoria Lakes Comprehensive Conservation Plan; Including Beneficial Use of Navigation Dredging DOTS 18-R41
Detroit Sediment Transport Model in St. Clair River Training DOTS 18-R42
Portland Habitat Creation Options in Lower Columbia River DOTS 18-R43
Detroit Pursuing Public Private Partnerships for Engineering With Nature® Projects in Western Lake Michigan) DOTS 18-R44
Los Angeles Coastal Processes Workshop for USACE Los Angeles District & Caltrans DOTS 18-R45
Portland North Head Argus Tower Collaboration and Tool Coordination DOTS 18-R46
Louisville Dog Patrol to Control Nuisance Birds at CELRL Lock and Dams DOTS 18-R47
Honolulu Analysis of Dredge Essayons Turtle Deflector Approach Angles, Inflow Screening, and Use of Turtle Tickler Chains DOTS 18-R48
New England Evaluating Risk and Resilience in Engineering with Nature Projects DOTS 18-R49
Detroit Applicability of Coarse-Grained Black Carbon as a Sediment-Lag Tracer: Au Sable River, MI DOTS 18-R50
Galveston GIS Support for Barrier Island Parameters: Coastal Breaching Index DOTS 18-R51
Jacksonville Review of Bubble Screens for Turbidity Control Associated with Dredging Projects DOTS 18-R52
Albuquerque Determination of Applicability of the ISSDOTv2 Bed-load Method to Rio Grande Bed Sediments DOTS 18-R53
New York STFATE Model Runs for Evaluating Placement for American Sugars, Reach 1 and Reach 2 DOTS 18-R54
Detroit Shallow Chirp Geophysical Survey of sediment thickness of the St. Clair River Delta, MI DOTS 18-R55
Detroit Environmental Windows in Duluth Harbor, MN, USA DOTS 18-R56
Philadelphia Ocean-Certified Dredge DOTS 18-R57
Detroit Incorporating Engineering With Nature® Principles in River Training Structures on the Mississippi River DOTS 18-R58
Galveston Shoaling Analysis using CSAT (Corps Shoaling Analysis Tool) DOTS 18-R60
Norfolk Develop Scope of Work to Perform Modeling Efforts Supporting Norfolk Harbor Deepening DOTS 18-R61
New York MCDA for Champlain Canal DOTS 18-R62
New England UAS Monitored Sandbridge Beach Evolution During the 2018 Hurricane Season DOTS 18-R63
Detroit Hydrodynamic Sediment Transport Gay Stamps Sands for LRE DOTS 18-R64
Detroit Port Huron Unmanned Aircraft System Data Collection and Technology Demonstration DOTS 18-R65
Alaska Port of Nome Modification Feasibility Study DOTS 18-R66
Jacksonville Environmental Monitoring Design to Support the Port Everglades Navigational Improvements Project DOTS 18-R67
St. Louis Incorporating Engineering With Nature® Principles in River Training Structures on the Mississippi River DOTS 18-R68
Jacksonville Mini-Argus Installation for Nearshore Berm Placement At New Smyrna Beach, FL DOTS 18-R70
Norfolk Environmental Monitoring of Benthic and Fish Resources at the Sandbridge Shoal, VA. DOTS 18-R71
Buffalo Chirp Geophysical Survey: Ogdensburg Harbor, NY DOTS 18-R72
Galveston Matagorda Entrance Channel Ship Simulation Study DOTS 18-R74