JPI Oceans workshop: Munition in the Sea | JPI OCEANS

JPI Oceans workshop: Munition in the Sea

Ammunition dumped at sea during or after wars constitutes an environmental and safety issue in many European countries. JPI Oceans has therefore initiated a joint action on “munition in the sea” to facilitate research coordination and exchange of knowledge across European countries. 
The aim of the workshop organized by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) and Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is to exchange information and establish best practice recommendations on responsibility, technology, risk assessment, and procedures regarding munitions in the sea. The workshop will also inform a second planned workshop in Italy later in 2018 focusing on scientific gaps and possible solutions.
The workshop is organized around a scenario which envisages a pipeline or cable from the coast and across the sea bed. Because of the bottom topography the trajectory has to pass through a known dump site for ammunition. In other areas, the risk of encountering explosive war remnants is not known. The depth ranges from 10-50 m close to the coast to several hundred meters at high sea with a bottom sediment which is partly soft and partly hard.
If you have any questions please respond to Inger Oline Røsvik or Petter Kvadsheim

The workshop is supported by the CSA Oceans 2 project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 696324.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:42 to Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:42

JPI Oceans AISBL  •   Rue du Trône 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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