Cooperating Organizations

Presented the United Nations Resolution “Cooperative measures on sea dumped chemical munitions” in 2010 and 2013 at United Nations 2nd Committee on Sustainable Environment

The Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 supports integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region

Observer, OSPAR Commission for Protection of the North-East Atlantic Ocean; Heads of Delegations (HOD); Environmental Impacts of Human Activities Committee (EIHA); and Offshore Industry Committee (OIC)

Co-Director for CHEMSEA – Search & Assessment of Chemical Weapons Baltic Sea

MODUM was funded by the NATO Science for Peace and Security program and addressed the issue of monitoring of CWA dumpsites. Since these are also topics of the DAIMON project, the two projects actively cooperated, sharing expertise and results. MODUM has also been led by the Institute for Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAN).

(LEPA) is charged with organizing, coordinating and performing environmental monitoring and implementing the Lithuanian policy on control of hazadrous substances. The LEPA Marine Research Department has experience with assessments of the environment state at chemical munitions dumpsites in the Lithuanian economic zone and in publishing guidelines for fished munitions in Lithuania.

Lead Writer, Expert Panel on Human Health for Underwater Chemical Weapons in US waters for Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta Georgia

SYKE is a state agency under the Finnish Ministry of Environment carrying most of the environmental research as well as the coordination of national environmental monitoring.

University of Helsinki, the Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN), is one of the world’s leading institutes in the field of analysis of chemical warfare agents in environmental samples. VERIFIN is an accredited and designated laboratory of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and a National Authority of Finland defined by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) working under the guidance of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

“Deadly Depths” won best international documentary in 2015 at the German Green Screen Film Fest from more than 400 entries and a Blue Ocean Finalist.

NABU is one of the oldest and largest environment associations in Germany. The association encompasses more than 560,000 members and sponsors, who commit themselves to the conservation of threatened habitats, flora and fauna, to climate protection and energy policy.

IKANAWTIKET is an Aboriginal Peoples Council to serve as a regional Species at Risk focal point residing on their Traditional Ancestral Homelands in the Maritimes.

Chaired, Side Event Sea Dumped Chemical Weapons, Third Review Conference of State Parties, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW); Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

Observer Helsinki Commission for Protection of the Baltic Sea, Head of Delegation (HOD); Ad Hoc Sea Dumped Chemical Weapons Working Group, SUBMERGED Working Group for Hazardous Wrecks and Warfare Materials

IO PAN is dedicated to scientific research in shelf seas and coastal regions in the Baltic and European Arctic Seas. IOPAN is the lead partner in DAIMON project, as it did already for the CHEMSEA and MODUM projects.

Scientific Committee Polish Naval Academy Marine Safety & Security Year book, Gdansk, Poland.

MUT in Warsaw is a state military technical school at the university level. The Institute of Chemistry at MUT is a full-time organizational unit of the Faculty of New Technologies and Chemistry, established to conduct teaching and educational, research and training of scientific staff in the disciplines of ecology and environmental monitoring, explosives and fireworks and hazardous material and chemical rescue.

MIG is a R&D unit supervised by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure with over 50 years of experience in consultations and service in the fields of hydrotechnics, engineering, operational oceanography, maritime law and economics as well as nature protection and monitoring.

The FFI is experienced in methods for impact evaluation of dumped munitions. Their mission is to give advice to the armed forces and national policy.

CUT is a Swedish university located in Gothenburg that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science, architecture, maritime and other management areas. The developed by Chalmers VRAKA model – semi-quantitative risk model as decision support to facilitate prioritization among wrecks that need to be remediated – will be adapted in DAIMON under the aspect of dumped muntions.

EU Regional Development Fund

Observer, International Seabed Authority (ISA), Kingston, Jamaica, Law of the Sea. ISA oversees, exploration of rare and enriched minerals (magnesium and enriched cobalt) in some of the regions of our ocean. Chemical Weapons dumping, occurred on a global scale in deep water and is known to migrate hundreds of kilometers on the seafloor. IDUM hope to cooperate with ISA on issues related to technology and ensuring everyone’s safety during exploration.

Science for Peace and Security


Co-Director, NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) MODUM, Baltic Sea.

Pentarius Project “Manned” Deep Sub Dive Project in eight to ten thousand feet of water in a Chemical Weapons Site off California, including in the Mariana Trench, South Sandwich Trench and Puerto Rico Trench. Pentarius underwater vehicle has a crush rate of 32,000 feet and can go to the deepest areas of the ocean record video and sampling potential areas of concern.

The AWI in Bremerhaven is Germany’s leading institute for polar and marine research. The AWI Department Ecological Chemistry has broad experience in the development of indicators and expert systems for integrated analysis of chemical and biological data including the assessment of contaminant impact on the marine environment.

The TI-FI is one of the federal research centres under the German Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Safety. It has expertise in agriculture, forest ecology and fisheries. The Institute of Fisheries Ecology, one of TI-FIs science institutes, addresses issues related to the effects of anthropogenic pressures on marine ecosystems, with a focus on the effects in fish from the North and Baltic Seas. It is responsible for national chemical and biological monitoring with regards to hazardous substances in biota from offshore regions.

The TUC, Department of Informatics, modell-based system analysis and simulation, has recently developed in the SOAM recognition software and database structures to handle and to analyze sonar- and magnetic sensors of an AUV for detecting and localizing dumped ammunition in the Baltic and North sea. In DAIMON they will develop the decision-aid software for dumped munitions.

Co-editor 2 Marine Technology Society Journal (MTSJ); and 3 commentaries Special Issues on The Legacy of Underwater Munitions

The mission of the IOS is to: control business entities so that the use of the environment respects generally accepted principles and standards; monitoring and evaluation of the state of the environment and the provision of public information and environmental information to the public.

(GRD), is dedicated to the conservation of wild dolphins and their habitats by supporting research, promoting public awareness and lobbying for better protection.

The Society for the Conservation of Marine Mammals is a small charity working to secure the protection of whales, dolphins, seals and other marine mammals, as well as their habitats. Our main focus is on political conservation and education.