- CAIT Main
- Infrastructure Areas
- Program Sites
- ANDERS - Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System
- BEAST - Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing
- CAES - Center for Advanced Energy Systems
- FMP - Freight and Maritime Program
- ICMP - Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program
- IMG - Information Management Group
- LESS - Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems
- LPS - Laboratory for Port Security
- LTBP - Long-Term Bridge Performance Program
- NJ LTAP - NJ Local Technical Assistance Program
- PRP - Pavement Resource Program
- PSSP - Pipeline Safety and Security Program
- SAM - Structures and Advanced Materials
- SSML - Soil and Sediment Management Laboratory
- TSRC - Transportation Safety Resource Center
- TTG - Technology Transfer Group
SSML is working hand-in-hand with agencies and industry on sustainable sediment management methods and technologies that keep the Northeast's coast, harbors, waterways navigable and healthy.
New Jersey is famous for the beaches along its 127-mile ocean coastline, but the state is also home to the third-largest port complex in the United States and more than 3,700 miles of waterways used for commerce and recreation. Millions of cubic yards of dredged sediment are taken from the region’s rivers, canals, and waterways each year.
The abundance of dredge material in New Jersey is a space problem, a health concern, and an economic drain. This massive amount of material is generally useless, and sadly, much of it is contaminated or even toxic. SSML is delving deep into these issues, doing research and projects that deal with dredge material management, sediment decontamination, and soil engineering with a particular focus on investigating beneficial upland use of dredge sediments.