Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN)
Benefits of the ERLN
Training and Exercise Opportunities
Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) training and exercises allow your laboratory to network with professionals from other laboratories across the nation. Hands-on experience will increase your laboratory's capabilities and ensure that your laboratory personnel are familiar with ERLN procedures. ERLN offers opportunities to participate in method development studies.
Recognition as a Homeland Security Asset
The ERLN is a laboratory network established to help the country respond to environmental emergencies while providing public confidence that contaminants will be identified and cleanup activities ensue. As a member of the ERLN, your laboratory will be pivotal in improving our national security.
Improved Communications with Peer Laboratories to Help Address Emerging Analytical, Laboratory Security, or Laboratory Operation Challenges
The ERLN facilitates interaction between member laboratories across the nation to increase learning opportunities and coordination by providing a uniform framework for sample management, analysis, and data delivery.
One example of this is the ERLN Collaborative Workspace where ERLN can share information on a regular basis outside of scheduled exercises and training sessions.
EPA and ICLN Support
As part of the Integrated Consortium of Laboratory Networks (ICLN) , the ERLN coordinates with the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies with a homeland security laboratory component, providing a broad spectrum of expertise and resources.