Power of ERDC Podcast

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has been solving the nation’s toughest challenges for more than 90 years. Now, you can go behind the scenes as some of our nation’s smartest engineers and scientists solve complex problems across ERDC’s broad Civil Works and military mission space.


Our Episodes

#24: Providing Supercomputing Resources to Enable DOD Problem Solving

We talk with Dr. Ben Parsons, chief technology officer with the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP), about how the program enables the Department of Defense (DOD) to solve its most critical mission challenges. Managed by ERDC, the HPCMP delivers world-class high-performance computing and...

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#23: Arctic Mobility

We talk with Dr. Orian Welling and Mr. Michael Parker from ERDC’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory about how ERDC’s cold weather mobility expertise will directly help the U.S. military better protect and defend the Arctic. As the Arctic grows in strategic importance...

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#22: Using Augmented and Virtual Reality to Enable Next-Generation Engineering

We talk with Jeremy Herring and Kelly Ervin from ERDC’s Information Technology Laboratory about how ERDC is enabling next-generation engineering by applying augmented reality and virtual reality capabilities. These disruptive technologies can help solve a diverse range of current and future problems by immersing...

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#21: Enhanced Terrain Processing

Soldiers are often forced to operate using outdated geospatial data that may not accurately represent current ground conditions. This creates challenges when trying to find the best possible routes for troop maneuvers or when selecting helicopter landing zones. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and...

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#20: Operational Energy

Military operations require large amounts of energy to train, move and sustain forces, as well as to power weapons platforms – and this is known as operational energy. Given the high human toll and financial cost of supplying this energy to frontline forces, new...

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#19: Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations

Managing a reservoir is a delicate balancing act. If you keep too much water, there may not be enough storage capacity when heavy rains hit, increasing the risk for catastrophic flooding. If you release too much water, there won’t be enough to supply nearby...

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Podcast Resources

Podcast Deep Dive: Post-wildfire flood risk management

On Episode #1, we explored ways ERDC is helping the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local communities better prepare for the increased flooding risk that follows a wildfire....

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Engineering the Theater to Win During Multi-Domain Operations

More than 75 years ago, ERDC delivered innovative ways to support the war effort across multiple domains during D-Day. The contest on land, at sea, and in the air...

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USACE Civil Works R&D: Value to the Nation

Through its Civil Works missions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports the national economy, community resilience, and human and ecosystem health with focus on: Navigation, Flood and Coastal...

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ERDC: Serving the Warfighter and the Nation

Did you know that ERDC is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ premier research and development organization? ERDC conduct world-class research, with world-class people, focused on solving challenges for...

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About ERDC

The research and development arm of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC, was established after the great Mississippi River flood of 1927 to conduct the research that would prevent a similar disaster from occurring in future floods. 

Today, ERDC is made up of seven research laboratories in four states, with areas of expertise that include blast and weapons effects; battlespace terrain mapping; cold regions science and engineering; civil and military engineering; computational prototyping for military platforms; coastal, river and environmental engineering; and military installations and infrastructure. Its vision is to be a world-class research and development organization that discovers, develops and delivers new ways to make the world safer and better every day.


ERDC is unique in that it can harness the expertise of multi-disciplinary teams across its labs to provide solutions for the Army, the Department of Defense, and the nation’s Civil Works challenges.

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