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Various Photos of Polar Projects The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory is actively involved in polar research and engineering in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. Projects literally go to the ends of the Earth with extensive field work.

The work ranges from basic research on snow, sea ice, and permafrost to engineering solutions for polar construction, transportation, and logistics. We conduct laboratory studies, field experiments, and theoretical modeling. In all these endeavors we take an integrated, interdisciplinary approach combining the understanding obtained from basic research with state-of-the-art engineering solutions.



The test tank at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research
and Engineering Laboratory broken ice coverage
(photo credit: Ann Lovely).


CRREL's Ice Engineering Facility

will be used for Oil Spill Detection and
Oil Spill Response

Innovative Oil Spill Research Site

     Engineers with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) are collaborating with test partners, to include private companies, government agencies, and educational institutions, to better understand how oil can be detected, mitigated to create effective spill response techniques for ice environments. For more info, visit our:

Innovative Oil Spill Research Site


CRREL Featured in
Vermont Newspaper


     The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory was recently featured in Vermont's independent Newspaper "Seven Days":

"A Visit to N.H.'s
Cold Regions Research Lab



    Budding scientists from the Hanover area are getting thrills and chills - literally - at youth camps hosted in Hanover by the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). CRREL Researchers took time out from their busy research to young people how to conduct experiments "Everything Cold".

     The Camp was recently featured on Vermont Public Radio:


Point-of-Contact for content of this page:

For Polar Research: CRREL-TPP@usace.army.mil
Vicki Keating, Program Specialist: 603-646-4192

For Polar Engineering: epolar@usace.army.mil
Renee Melendy, Program Specialist: 603-646-4405

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Page last updated 10/24/14.

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