To enhance environmental quality through experimental investigation of subsurface environmental processes and remediation techniques leading to improved and cost effective cleanup methodology and decision-making.
Summarized in terms of three broad goals:
1. Utilize the knowledge from diverse disciplines to provide a broad and thorough understanding of environmental processes in complex subsurface systems and their interactions with atmospheric systems.
2. Integrate both fundamental and applied sciences to include efforts to join academic research to current industrial questions.
3. Produce researchers and students with a greater appreciation and understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of environmental issues.