NAEVA Offers Enhanced Project Design and Tracking Capabilities

During that past year, NAEVA has supported clients by assisting with the design of Remedial Investigations using programs such as Visual Sample Plan (VSP) and UXO Estimator. The VSP Program, developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has become the preferred method for providing a statistically-based transect survey design that will identify impact areas of a given size (i.e. munitions type). The program also allows for the analysis of the survey results after the investigation including creating anomaly density contour maps across the site. UXO Estimator offers similar design capabilities when the goal is to establish the UXO density at a site. NAEVA has become proficient using both of these programs to design surveys that are cost-effective and acceptable to regulators.

VSP Example

When the surveys are implemented, NAEVA has been increasingly called on to provided GIS-based project tracking. The typically involves the production of daily Status Maps that offer a quick visual reference for the progress of the various site activities (brush clearance, land survey, surface sweep, DGM, etc.). These updates can be easily expanded to include the locations of MEC items, cultural features, and any other information that our clients find valuable. Final versions of the maps are then generated for inclusion in Project Reports and to support Public Meetings.

Status Example