Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance SADA

Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA) Workshop

Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA) Workshop

Hosted by Engineering Field Activity Northeast

August 2-3, 2005

Workshop Overview


Engineering Field Activity Northeast (EFANE), in conjunction with NAVFAC Atlantic, is hosting an informational and training workshop on Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance software.  This workshop will achieve the following objectives:


  • Provide an overview of how the SADA software can serve as a complementary data analysis tool to data exported from NIRIS.
  • Provide an overview of what SADA software is, its capabilities to assess data, and how it can assist with risk management decisions at a site.
  • Provide a demonstration of SADA software capabilities utilizing data from two actual Navy Installation Restoration (IR) Sites.


What is SADA?


Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA) is free software that incorporates tools from environmental assessment fields into an effective problem-solving environment. These tools include integrated modules for visualization, geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment, cost/benefit analysis, sampling design, and decision analysis. The capabilities of SADA can be used independently or collectively to address site specific concerns when characterizing a contaminated site, assessing risk, determining the location of future samples, and when designing remedial action.  Additional information on SADA software and its capabilities can be found at Topics that will be discussed during the workshop regarding SADA’s capabilities are as follows:


- SADA Basics                                     - Human Health Risk Assessment

- Ecological Risk Assessment            - Geospatial Methods

- Customizing Analysis               - Conducting Decision Analysis       - Developing Sampling Designs         - Working in Three Dimensions



Who Should Attend?


The workshop is intended for Navy Remedial Project Managers, Remedial Technical Managers, and risk assessors.  However, Navy contractors that complete work on IR sites are invited to attend to learn about the software and its capabilities.  It should be noted that Navy employees will receive first priority in registering for the workshop.


General Meeting Information


The meeting will be held at EFANE, which is located at the


Airport Business Complex, Building G

10 Industrial Hwy

Lester, PA 19113-2090


The schedule for the meeting is as follows:


-Tuesday August 2nd, 0800-1630

-Wednesday August 3rd, 0800-1200

















Hotel Arrangements


A block of 20 rooms at the Government Per Diem Rate ($116/night) has been reserved at:

Embassy Suites Hotel

9000 Bartram Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 199153

(215) 365-4500 or

1-800-362-2779 (1-800-EMBASSY)

Reservation Code – “C-SDA”

Reservations must be made no later than July 11, 2005


Some other hotels located in close proximity to EFANE are:


Renaissance Hotel

500 Stevens Dr.

Philadelphia, PA  19113

(610) 521-5900


Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Airport

8900 Bartram Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19153

(215) 365-2200


Hampton Inn Philadelphia International Airport

8600 Bartram Ave

Philadelphia, PA 

(215) 966-1300                         




Registration Information


To register for the workshop complete either of the following:


  • To contact by phone, call Mr. Jason Speicher at (610) 595-0567 x-188.  If you leave a voice-mail, please mention your name, organization, position title, and contact information.
  • To contact by e-mail, contact  Please, include your organization, position title, and contact information in the e-mail.









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