EPA Tools and Resources Training Webinar Series
Free webinars typically held bimonthly on the first Thursday from 3:00-4:00 PM (ET).
EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) hosts this bimonthly public webinar series to provides in-depth overviews and step-by-step tutorials on popular EPA science-based models and tools. In addition, the EPA Tools and Resources Webinar Series translates EPA research and shares research resources and information that are useful, practical/applied and available to meet stakeholders' research needs.
NOTE: Attendees have the option of receiving a certificate of attendance. Acceptance of certificates is contingent on organization requirements—EPA cannot guarantee acceptance. Closed-captioned recordings of the webinars are provided below for later viewing and as a training resource; certificates cannot be provided for viewing webinar recordings. Webinar dates and topics are subject to change.
October 13, 2022 Webinar
EPA’s Web-ICE Toxicity Extrapolation Tool
Protecting the diversity of species from the adverse effects of chemicals is a significant environmental challenge. Information on the effects of chemicals on species is either very limited or lacking entirely, making management and mitigation of environmental contaminants difficult. EPA developed the Web-based Interspecies Correlation Estimation (Web-ICE) tool to allow toxicity extrapolation from standard test organisms to diverse taxa, including endangered species. This publicly-accessible application allows risk assessors and environmental managers from all sectors to estimate chemical toxicity to a diversity of fresh and saltwater invertebrates and fish, birds and mammals, and aquatic plants (algae) that may have limited toxicity data. Web-ICE contains modules for estimating chemical hazard levels for aquatic and terrestrial ecological communities and estimating sensitivity of federally listed aquatic and wildlife taxa. This tool has been extensively peer reviewed and is used by EPA to assess chemical risks, establish water quality benchmarks, and protect threatened and endangered species.
As the international risk assessment community moves away from animal testing and towards New Approach Methodologies, Web-ICE has great utility to fill the information space historically provided by acute animal tests. The use of Web-ICE to estimate toxicity to endangered species is particularly important because of the legal requirements to assess risks of new and existing chemicals to federally listed species and the challenges of measuring toxicity directly in listed species.
This training webinar will provide an overview of Web-ICE, including a brief overview of ICE models, demonstration of its application with example case studies, and a tutorial on using the internet application.
|Date||Topic and Presenter(s)|
|October 13||EPA’s Web-ICE Toxicity Extrapolation Tool
Next Generation Emissions Measurement (NGEM) tools for Fugitive Source and Fenceline Monitoring
Past Webinar Materials
Recordings and presentation slides of past training webinars are available below and are being hosted on EPA's YouTube channel. Certificates cannot be provided for watching the webinar recordings.
|Date||Research Area||Topic and Presenter(s)|
|August 4, 2022||Air||US Remote Sensing Information Gateway – An Air Quality Relevant Case Study
Presenters: Jim Szykman & Matt Freeman
|June 2, 2022||Ecosystems||Visualizing Ecosystem Land Management Assets (VELMA)
Presenter: Bob McKane
|April 7, 2022||Waste and Materials Management||Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) model
Presenter: Max Krause, EPA ORD
|February 10, 2022||Ecosystems||
Presenter: Leah Sharpe, EPA ORD
|December 1, 2021||Climate Change||
Environmental Resilience Tools Wizard
|October 7, 2021||Safer Chemicals||Chemical Transformation Simulator: To Predict PFAS Metabolites and Environmental Transformation Products
Presenters: Eric Weber and Caroline Stevens, EPA ORD
|August 5, 2021||Climate Change||Global Change Explorer
Presenter: Philip Morefield, EPA ORD
|June 3, 2021||Water||Virtual Beach
Presenter: Mike Cyterski, EPA ORD
|April 29, 2021||Water||
Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST)
|February 4, 2021||Safer Chemicals||ECOTOXicology Knowledgebase
Presenters: Colleen Elonen and Jennifer Olker, EPA ORD
|December 3, 2020||Air||SPECIATE
Presenter: George Pouliot, EPA ORD
|November 19, 2020||Water||Freshwater Explorer
Presenter: Susan Cormier, EPA ORD
|October 6, 2020||Safer Chemicals||Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (CADDIS)
Presenter: Kate Schofield, EPA ORD
|August 6, 2020||Water||PFAS Removal in Drinking Water Treatment Systems
Presenters: Thomas Speth and Jonathan Burkhardt, EPA ORD
|July 23, 2020||Waste and Materials Management||Incident Waste Decision Support Tool (I-WASTE)
Presenter: Paul Lemieux, EPA ORD
|June 3, 2020||Safer Chemicals||CompTox Chemicals Dashboard
Presenter: Antony Williams, EPA ORD
|May 20, 2020||Water||Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAN) Mobile Application
Presenters: Blake Schaeffer, John Johnston, and Darryl Keith, EPA ORD
|April 28, 2020||Ecosystems||EnviroAtlas
Presenters: Anne Neal and Jessica Daniel, EPA ORD