Geosciences Branch

Program Manager: 256-895-1610

Huntsville Center
Published March 25, 2013
Updated: Sept. 9, 2022
An experimental robotic platform is used to gather geotechnical data.

An experimental robotic platform is used to gather geotechnical data.

The Geosciences Branch provides subject-matter experts on the full range of geotechnical and geophysical aspects of our supported programs:

Military Munitions Response Program

  • Plan or provide site investigations
  • Provide technical oversight of response actions
  • Plan and provide auditable quality assurance
  • Plan, direct, perform and evaluate geophysical investigations
  • Plan, perform and interpret underwater geophysical surveys
  • Provide subject-matter expert support to Advanced Geophysical Classification (AGC) projects
  • Plan, direct and evaluate robotic operations in support of Active Range projects

Facilities Reduction Program

  • Site-scoping and building demolition expertise
  • Provide technical and cost proposal reviews
  • Assessment, estimation and scoping for demolition projects
  • Project engineering expertise for explosively contaminated CWM and BEM facilities

Geophysical and Geotechnical Solutions    

  • Environmental contamination
  • Cultural resources
  • Engineering -- dams and levee characterization, and structural integrity
  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Geotechnical data interpretation
  • Licensed Professional Geologists and Engineers
  • Plan and advise for geotechnical subsurface investigations
  • Plan, direct, and evaluate LiDAR, photogrammetry, thermal and geophysical studies utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  • Pavement design and analysis
  • Foundation design and analysis
  • Retaining walls, slipe stability, and geohazards mitigation

Download the Geosciences Branch Fact Sheet (PDF)

(as of September 2022)