Our project “Towards the Monitoring of Dumped Munitions Threat” (MODUM) was approved by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS). This international project cooperates closely with CHEMSEA (Search and Assessment of Chemical Weapons), and other European agencies for the sharing and knowledge transfer on underwater chemical munitions.
International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM) is a Canadian NGO and Dutch Foundation that with our NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) MODUM Partners (see below) will host a “Young Scientist Summer School Summer School on Sea Dumped Chemical Weapons”, at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Dartmouth Waterfront Campus, Nova Scotia, Canada from 27 June till 1 July 2016.
The course will include an overview on global dumping of underwater weapons in national and international waters from the 1920’s up-until the 1970’s, when dumping of weapons ceased after governments begin to understand the impact from global dumping.
Students who wish to attend summer school, should be interested in marine science, environment or oceans protection. The course will include concepts of employing underwater vehicles for survey techniques for detection and mapping of underwater weapons and remote operated underwater vehicles for intrusive and non-intrusive investigations and monitoring of chemical releases from underwater munitions sites.
Students who are interested in attend summer school must request a registration package from firstname.lastname@example.org to fill-out and return the registration sheet with a brief background on the student. Travel, accommodations and meals are the sole responsibility of the students. Personnel, employed in the environmental services industry that wish to attend will be considered on a case-by case bases and availability. We encourage both students and environmental services industry personnel to apply for this opportunity to learn more about the detection, investigation and monitoring of Underwater Chemical Munitions.
NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) MODUM Partners are:
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot
International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM), Canada, The Netherlands
Shirshow Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kaliningrad, Russia
Aarhus University, Roskide, Denmark
Thunen Institute of Fisheries Ecology, Cuxhaven, Germany
VERFIN, University of Helsinki, Finland;
Environment Protection Agency Vilnius, Lithuania
Tailinn University of Technology, Tailinn, Estonia
Associated Partners are:
Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Kingston
University of Georgia, Odum School of Ecology, Atlanta Georgia
For additional information, please contact the venue host and NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS), MODUM Program Co-Director, Terrance P. Long at: email@example.com.