International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM) is a registered Dutch Foundation in the city of The Hague, The Netherlands. IDUM maintains and operates a Board of Directors and an International Technology Advisory Board (ITAB) on Sea Dumped Weapons (SDW’s). IDUM’s goals are to establish an International binding Treaty on all classes of Underwater Munitions, to develop a global database on locations of underwater munitions sites and to act as a repository for underwater munitions related information.
IDUM has cooperated with the Lithuania Mission to the United Nations in 2010 and 2013 to present an overview of the United Nations Resolution on Sea Dumped Chemical Weapons at the United Nations Second Committee on Environment. IDUM has been identified by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Third Review Conference of State Parties Report in 2014 for their international cooperation on sea dumped chemical weapons and has also been identified for our cooperation in the Secretary General of the United Nations Report 2013 on Cooperative Measures on Sea Dumped Chemical Munitions.
IDUM has partnered with international organizations on programs as Co-Director, Search and Assessment of Chemical Weapons in the Baltic Sea (CHEMSEA) and Co-Director for NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) MODUM. IDUM presently maintains Observer Statist for the Helsinki Commission Ad Hoc Working Groups on Sea Dumped Chemical Weapon, Submerged Working Group for Hazardous Wrecks and Seabed Warfare Materials, and Helsinki Commission Head of Delegation (HOD). IDUM maintain Observer Statist at OSPAR Commission for Protection of North-East Atlantic Ocean & International Seabed Authority (ISA) for Deep Sea Mining of rare minerals Jamaica.
IDUM is on the Polish Scientific Committee Yearbook for Marine Security, we have co-edited two Marine Technology Society Journals (MTS) on the Legacy of Underwater Munitions: Policy and the Science of Assessment, Evaluation of Impacts and Potential Responses. IDUM written guidelines for Chemical Weapons Agents Contaminated Areas in cooperation with Polish Academy of Sciences and the Swedish Defense Research Agency. IDUM has cooperated on two international documentaries: Foot Prints of War and Deadly Depths witch Deadly Depths won best international documentaries from more than 400 entries at the German Green Screen Film Fest in 2014.
IDUM is seeking like-minded organizations and individuals to cooperate for the development of project proposals for 2016/2017 on underwater munitions related activities including but not limited to: Policy, Science, Technology and Potential Responses. Interested organizations and individual should contact me direct: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on my Dutch mobile: +31 629932932.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future on how we can cooperate. We need your cooperation to save the seas and ocean from toxic chemicals that left to rot will destroy our fish stocks and persist in the marine environment for 1000’s of years.
Terrance P. Long, Chairman, IDUM,