DoD Seeks Proposals for Underwater Munitions Detection Technologies

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development in the munitions response program area.

The munitions response program area supports the development and demonstration of innovative technologies that can characterize, remediate and scientifically manage sites that are affected by military munitions underwater. SERDP is requesting proposals that respond to the following statements of need (SON) in munitions response: detection, classification and remediation of military munitions underwater.

All pre-proposals are due to SERDP by Jan. 8, 2019 by 2:00 p.m. ET.

For the (SON) in munitions response related to detection, classification and remediation of military munitions underwater, SERDP also will be funding environmental research and development through the SERDP exploratory development (SEED) solicitation. The SEED program provides a limited amount of funding (not to exceed $200,000) for projects up to approximately one year in duration to investigate innovative approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of concept.

All SEED proposals are due by March 5, 2019 by 2:00 p.m. ET.

Proposals responding to the fiscal year (FY) 2020 SON will be selected through a competitive process. The SONs and detailed instructions for both federal and non-federal proposers are available on the SERDP website.


SERDP invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced technology development. The development and application of innovative environmental technologies will reduce the costs, environmental risks and time required to resolve environmental problems while enhancing and sustaining military readiness.



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