Digital and Information Solutions

Combining tech savvy, science and policy sophistication, and design execution, ERG’s IT and Digital Solutions Group develops technological and digital solutions that address some of the most pressing environmental, public health, and worker safety issues facing our society. Our specialists are passionately committed to creatively and strategically designing, building, and deploying data-driven applications and digital products that achieve our clients’ goals. We help government agencies, commercial enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and universities access information faster than ever before, unleash the power of data, improve decision-making and knowledge transfer, and educate through Web-based training and e-learning. At the organization level, we apply our process analysis, systems thinking, digital-first approach to design scalable, interoperable enterprise systems that support business processes, information flows, reporting, and data analytics.

ERG commitment to accessibility and Section 508 compliance.

Research and Strategy
  • Creating efficiencies and advantage through Business Process Analysis
  • Strategies for a digital transformation
  • Digital and interactive customer engagement solutions
Design and Information Architecture
  • Rapid conceptualization and prototyping
  • Intelligent integration of technologies, platforms, and schemas
  • Systems architected for performance, security, interoperability
  • Cross-system interactions programmed to ensure data integrity
  • Database structures designed for high-capacity data integrations
Mobile and Web Development
  • Interfaces that deliver immediacy, responsiveness, and accessibility
  • Use of open standard/open source programming for adaptability
  • Cross-device fluidity and compatibility
  • Efficient navigation mechanisms and pathways
  • Balanced use of graphical control elements, text, visuals, multimedia
  • Content management system (CMS) implementations and migrations
Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Data roll-ups and granular outputs to support informed decision-making
  • Innovative statistical methodologies for high-value data insights
  • Dynamic data graphing with drill-downs, layers, and export capabilities
  • Snapshot visualizations for monitoring and assessing data quality
Geospatial, API, Social Mashups
  • Data conversion, cartographic design, and spatial analysis
  • Adept API implementation for accessing Web services and leveraging sharable functionalities
  • Dashboards that consolidate and extend an organization’s social media channels
Data Collection and Management
  • Reliable, secure, user-aware applications for online data submission
  • Intuitive mobile-friendly data collection forms and workflow processing
  • Robust visualization-based tool arrays for tracking, processing, and verifying collected data
  • Integration of collected data into analytics dashboards and field-support applications
Online Learning/Training
  • Reliance on proven instructional design methodologies 
  • Content delivery approach driven by learning objectives
  • Creative integration of text, interactions, graphics, and video
  • Emphasis on presentation pacing and experiential learning
  • Audience testing for training effectiveness/information retention
  • Reinforcing quizzes sequenced along learning pathways
  • Integration with LMS platform for user tracking and capture of final test scores

Projects

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Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Management Database

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

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Full-Spectrum Grant Administration Support for the MassCleanDiesel Program

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

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Targeting Grant Efforts to Communities with Environmental Justice Concerns

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Development of EPA Construction Inspection Training Course

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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NEWR Calculator

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Caribbean Regional Coastal Integrated Information Management System

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience at the University of West Indies, Mona

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Green Electronics Benefits Calculator

Global Electronics Council

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FDA Data Analysis and Search Host (DASH)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Digital Transformation of EPA's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Helping Green Freight Programs Succeed at Home and Abroad

International Council on Clean Transportation, Natural Resources Canada, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

1.5 trillion gallons of water saved since 2006!
Saving Water Through WaterSense

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Creating EPA’s DMR Pollutant Loading Tool

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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EPA's Report on the Environment

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Ocean Planning in the Northeast

Northeast Regional Ocean Council

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NOAA FishWatch Website Redesign

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Development of OSHA's Severe Injury Report Capture Tool

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Creating EPA's Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Climate Indicators Report

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Service Area Leads

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As a senior instructional training expert at ERG, I help unlock the potential in others to problem solve, plan, and most importantly, get things done using the products I create.

Kurt Cabral

Meghan Camp

I feel so fortunate that, throughout my career, my work has been inspiring and rewarding. I particularly enjoy applying my engineering background and environmental program expertise to design data systems and tools that effectively convey complex environmental information in a way that provides context and meaning to the public.

Meghan Camp

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After 30 years of consulting to federal agencies and departments I care passionately about, I have come to appreciate how important new data and application-sharing tools are to achieving environmental and energy goals. I am grateful that, as this stage of my career, I can bring a highly diverse combination of insights, perspectives, and skill sets to help my clients achieve their goals.

Craig Cheney

Brad Cooper

As a dedicated software engineer, I thrive on the myriad of challenges in the IT field, including keeping pace with quickly evolving technologies and processes, assembling the right IT and subject experts for each project, and creating cost-effective solutions that excel in helping clients fulfill their mission.

Brad Cooper

Linda Diamond

My greatest professional satisfaction has been working with tremendously dedicated colleagues and clients to design, develop, and implement technology solutions for some of our most pressing  environmental, health, and safety challenges. 

Linda Diamond

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We learn near our highest potential when we immerse ourselves outside our comfort zone, get lost, fall down, and persevere until our experience outweighs self-doubt.

Brandin McDonough

Valerie Overton

In today’s world, pioneering innovative solutions requires collaboration between subject experts, information technologists, and communicators. I’m proud to be part of an organization that is built around that concept and has empowered me to propose forward-looking ideas and develop cutting-edge solutions to meet our clients’ present and future needs.

Valerie Overton

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I love figuring how to take what is often a firehose flow of complex environmental data and make it simpler and easy to understand. And that’s a pretty good metaphor for our team: we are technologically sophisticated, creative, and easy to work with.

Andrew Stoeckle

Hui Zhou

I love the creative process and am passionate about new frontiers in information technology. I enjoy working with the talented and dedicated professionals at ERG. My most gratifying moments are delivering innovative solutions to our clients under challenging situations.

Hui Zhou