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) Project for and sharing and knowledge transfer.
International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM), 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 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 environmental impact.
Students who wish to attend summer school should be interested in marine science and 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 interest to attend summer school must request a registration form from firstname.lastname@example.org to fill-out and return the registration form with a brief background on yourself. 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 personnel in the environmental services industry to apply for this opportunity to learn more about the detection, investigation and monitoring of Underwater Munitions.
NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) MODUM Partners are the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences; International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM), Canada; 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. Our associated partners are Royal Military College of Canada (RMC); and University of Georgia.