December 9, 2016

Melissa Grover and Jason Conder Highlighted During SERDP/ESTCP Webinar Series

Melissa Grover and Jason Conder of California will have two of their projects as the focal point of the next webinar hosted by SERDP and ESTCP. The webinar, entitled "Advances in the Assessment and In Situ Treatment of Contaminated Sediments," will take place at noon Eastern time, 9am Pacific, on December 15, 2016.

The two projects to be highlighted during the webinar involve the effectiveness of reactive amendments at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington State, and the effectiveness of a thin-layer cap at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. Jason and Melissa have both worked on each of these projects, most recently helping to finalize the report for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard project. Melissa also performed sediment and passive sampling for the last monitoring event at Quantico and is currently working on the data evaluation and final report.

The webinar will be conducted by Gunther Rosen with the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SPAWAR) in San Diego and Dr. Bart Chadwick, who directs research and development for SPAWAR.

SERDP (Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program) is the U.S. Department of Defense's environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with DOE and EPA, with participation by numerous other federal and non-federal organizations. SERDP invests across a /poad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development.

ESTCP (Environmental Security Technology Certification Program) is the Department's environmental technology demonstration and validation program. The Program promotes the transfer of innovative technologies that have successfully established proof of concept to field or production use. ESTCP demonstrations collect cost and performance data to overcome the barriers to employ an innovative technology because of concerns regarding technical or programmatic risk.

Geosyntec's Rula Deeb (California) coordinates this webinar series on behalf of SERDP and ESTCP and moderates the webinars in five program areas:

  • Energy and Water
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Munitions Response
  • Resource Conservation and Climate Change
  • Weapons Systems and Platforms

More Information

For more information regarding the webinar series, visit: SERDP/ESTCP Webinar Series
For more information about the two projects, contact Melissa Grover at or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Jason Conder at or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Melissa at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mmcmeechan
Learn more about Jason at: http://www.geosyntec.com/people/jason-conder

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