(November 4, 2016) Geospatial analyses are tools that can support the evaluation of optimization opportunities for the total project life cycle, providing enhanced data evaluation, interpretation, and communication for decision making. Geospatial analyses can help get the most information from sampling locations and results by eliminating sampling redundancy and adjusting remediation efforts through appropriate performance evaluation.

The Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites (GRO-1) web-based guidance is designed to help practitioners better apply geospatial analyses in environmental projects. This guidance will help state regulators and other practitioners to understand, evaluate, and make informed decisions about geospatial analyses for optimizing activities at environmental sites. The material presented provides not only highly technical detail, but also introductory information for those who may not have expertise in this area. The document applies to all project life cycle stages: release detection, site characterization, remediation, monitoring and closure. The GRO-1 web-based technical and regulatory guidance document brings clarity to the planning, implementation, and communication of geospatial analysis in support of optimization. The GRO-1 document is a companion document to Groundwater Statistics and Monitoring Compliance (GSMC-1).

The Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites guidance document is available at http://www.itrcweb.org/gro-1. Register for associated online training.