Archive for the 'Nanotechnology' Category

DoD Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality Workshop Announcement, Call for Papers

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 by

The DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup is pleased to announce the 8th annual DoD Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality Workshop, which includes technical training sessions, technical presentations, a plenary session featuring distinguished speakers, a Q&A forum, component meetings, a poster session, an update on the DoD ELAP, and networking opportunities with members of the environmental community. This workshop is open to all interested environmental professionals involved with DoD sites or projects including representatives from the DoD services, other federal agencies, state, local, and tribal governments, academia, and the private sector. Possible training categories for this workshop include: DoD QSM 4.2 and Proposed v5 Update, Vapor Intrusion, Corrective Action Processes and Root Cause Analyses, MMRP, Emerging Contaminants and Disposal of Nanomaterials, and Environmental Forensics.

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International Environmental Nanotechnology Conference, Oct. 7-9

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 by

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will host the 2008 International Environmental Nanotechnology Conference: Applications and Implications, Oct. 7 – 9 at Chicago’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, 151 E. Wacker Dr. Researchers from Asia, Australia and Europe will join U.S. scientists and government officials to discuss nanotechnology applications for environmental cleanup, pollution control and the implications of releasing engineered nanoparticles into the environment.

Opening remarks Oct. 7 at 8 a.m. will be provided by EPA Region 5 Deputy Administrator Bharat Mathur, EPA Office of Research and Development Assistant Administrator George Gray and EPA Nanotechnology Manager Jeff Morris. The conference agenda includes over 100 presentations and poster sessions.  About 40 exhibitors will be represented at the poster session the evening of Oct. 9. Registration for the entire event is $475.

Partner agencies represented at the conference include the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Science Foundation, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Energy and University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Lakes Centers for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health. Find more information at http://emsus.com/nanotechconf/index.htm, or contact EPA’s Warren Layne (layne.warren@epa.gov, 312-886-7336) or Charles Maurice (maurice.charles@epa.gov, 312-886-6635).

For more upcoming events, see the GLRPPR Calendar.

New GLRPPR Resources on Climate Change and Nanotechnology

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 by

Be sure to check out the recently added GLRPPR Sector Resources on Climate Change and Nanotechnology. As with any Sector Resource, these online compilations include links to online and hard copy documents, expert contact information, and also integrate relevant events, funding opportunities, Help Desk questions and answers and recent news stories. Currently, the Climate Change Sector Resource includes a section for statistical information; the Nanotechnology Sector Resource includes special sections for environmental health and safety information, as well as information on environmental remediation.

The Climate Change Sector Resource RSS Feed and the Nanotechnology Sector Resource RSS Feed are available for those who want to stay up to date on the latest information related to these topics.

If you have any comments or suggestions for these Sector Resources, contact Laura Barnes or Joy Scrogum.