Demonstration and Commercialization of the Sediment Ecosystem Assessment Protocol: Project ER-201130 Environmental Restoration Project
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego United States
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This project completes the field demonstrations of the Sediment Ecosystem Assessment Protocol SEAP with a focus on the commercialization of the SEA Ring in situ toxicity testing technology. The SEA Rings have been found to meet laboratory-based quality assurancequality control QAQC criteriaobjectives for various toxicity and bioaccumulation tests, have met additional performance objectives developed as a part of this program, and have thus been able to prove that this new technology can successfully better assess toxicological impacts and bioaccumulation in environments with dynamic processes or physical attributes that are not replicable in a laboratory setting. Furthermore, regulatory knowledge and acceptance has been gained through presentation of the technology at several conferences, one-on-one meetings with end users and regulators, and publication of magazine articles and white papers. Several journal articles are also now in progress. The demonstrations have also provided confidence that the technology can successfully be used cost effectively to support similar assessments at Department of Defense DoD facilities and elsewhere.