Technology Evaluation for Environmental Risk Mitigation
Mission, Goals, and Objectives
The Technology Evaluation for Environmental Risk Mitigation (TEERM) Principal Center limits risk to NASA’s mission caused by environmental drivers.
TEERM's objectives are to:
- Be an integration activity for the Agency to help improve NASA’s ability to adopt new environmental or energy technologies to reduce unacceptable mission risks in a more proactive and cost effective manner, and to better position itself to respond to new global regulatory and business paradigms.
- Foster collaboration on projects to reduce duplication of effort and costs of technology validation.
- Ensure project results are applicable to current and future NASA programs.
How TEERM Supports NASA's Mission
TEERM projects and integration activities are designed to evaluate, in an unbiased fashion, technological solutions to environmentally-driven risks impacting NASA customers. TEERM project technology areas include:
- Materials management and substitution
- Recycling and pollution control strategies
- Remediation and cleanup
- Renewable and alternative energy
- Encroachment risk mitigation
- Adaptive response to climate change
- Green sustainable development
Major Roles of TEERM
- Pollution prevention/ energy/remediation technology opportunity assessments
- State-of-technology assessments
- Identify stakeholders (NASA, other agencies, industry, & international)
- Formulate project team and establish partnerships
- Identify total project resources and advocate for them
- Identify technical and performance requirements of alternatives
- Manage technology demonstration/testing program
- Prepare reports and disseminate results with an eye toward implementation
TEERM Points of Contact
Chuck Griffin – NASA TEERM Program Manager – NASA Lead Center for TEERM
David Amidei – Program Lead – NASA HQ