U.S. Department of Defense Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center

Overview: The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) helps solve our nation’s most challenging problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences for the Army, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and our Nation’s public good. Our vision is to become the world’s premier public engineering and environmental sciences research and development organization. As one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world, ERDC conducts research and development in support of the soldier, military installations, and the Corps of Engineers' civil works mission, as well as for other federal agencies, state and municipal authorities, and with U.S. industries through innovative work agreements. ERDC operates more than $1 billion in world class facilities at seven labs located in four states with more than 2,100 employees to administer an annual research program exceeding $1 billion. Laboratories: This work is conducted through the capabilities of our seven laboratories: -Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) in Vicksburg, MS -Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, NH -Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign, IL -Environmental Laboratory (EL) in Vicksburg, MS -Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL) in Alexandria, VA -Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) in Vicksburg, MS -Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) in Vicksburg, MS