Title: Publications database for Environmental Effects & Dredging and Disposal 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor US Army Corps of Engineers 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/e2d2/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Sediments
 
Long description: The Dredging Operations Technical Support Program, known as DOTS, provides direct environmental and engineering technical support to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations and Maintenance (O&M) dredging mission. E2-D2 (Environmental Effects & Dredging and Disposal) is a literature database comprised of technical references covering a diverse range of topics related to environmental effects of dredging and dredged material disposal projects. The database focuses on broad topics such as beneficial uses of dredged material, contaminated sediments, and effects of sediment resuspension and sedimentation on aquatic organisms and their habitats. Much of the technical literature pertaining to dredging and dredged material disposal is found in the 'gray' literature, i.e., non-peer-reviewed federal or state agency publications, or proceedings of symposia and specialty conferences. Many other studies of dredging operations are documented in the form of unpublished contract reports frequently held in project files rather than libraries or archives. 
Submitted By: Dr Denise Lambkin WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 27/09/2006