EVS Program Areas
The program summaries below highlight the capabilities and problem-solving approaches EVS applies to environmental and energy problems.
Additional program and project summaries are available through the EVS Fact Sheet Index.
Advanced Tool Development
Programmatic knowledge and practical field experience are combined to develop innovative tools and approaches that facilitate achieving technical objectives. Advanced information and visualization technologies are used to compile, manage, and communicate environmental information.
Atmospheric and Climate Research
The Division performs fundamental process oriented research and analysis in the areas of aerosol science, boundary layer and micrometeorology, air quality, global climate, remote sensing, and atmospheric chemistry
Environmental Policy and Planning
Studies are conducted to characterize environmental, economic and social implications of proposed policies and regulations applicable to energy systems and federal facilities. Technical assistance is also given for planning, management and training to facilitate compliance with current and long-term environmental regulatory requirements
Integrated Environmental Assessments
Impact assessment, response to reviewer comments, and related technical support are provided to NEPA and similar formal decision-making processes for energy development and other federal activities.
The objective of these programs is to support efforts to reduce national and international threat from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
Risk-Based Environmental Assessment and Management
Information and tools are developed to support decision-making based on health, safety, environmental, economic, and socio-cultural risks.
Site Environmental Restoration and Stewardship
Environmental evaluation and planning projects address soil, surface water, sediment, and groundwater contamination at federal sites. Assessments are also conducted of approaches for long-term stewardship of remediated sites with residual contamination.