[MARMAM] reminder/2nd announcement: Conference on Minimizing Risks for the Environment in Marine Ammunition Removal

S.Koschinski marine-zoology at t-online.de
Tue Aug 24 12:35:26 PDT 2010

Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU Schleswig Holstein) – Society for Dolphin Conservation Germany (GRD) - Society for the Conservation of Marine Mammals (GSM)

c/o Ingo Ludwichowski, NABU Schleswig-Holstein, Färberstr. 51, 24535 Neumünster, Tel. ++49 (0)4321-953073, info at miremar.de

Second announcement and reminder

The International Conference on

Minimizing Risks for the Environment in Marine Ammunition Removal in the Baltic and North Sea (MIREMAR)

 will be held from 

16th to 18th November 2010 

in Neumünster, Germany (situated between Hamburg and Kiel). 

Please submit your abstracts (no more than 100 words) for oral presentations by 31st August 2010 to: info at miremar.de

The deadline for registration is 31st October 2010. A registration form can be found here:


Please pay your registration fee (90,-- €, students 70,-- €) to account nr. 285080, Sparkasse Südholstein, BLZ 230 510 30, purpose of payment: MIREMAR                                                                            - IBAN DE16 2305 1030 0000 2850 80, BIC NOLADE21SHO

If you would like to host a workshop, please contact the organizers: info at miremar.de

If you wish to become a sponsor of the conference please contact: sponsoring at miremar.de

If you have any further questions, please contact info at miremar.de 

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Neumünster in November 2010!

 On behalf of the Organizing Committee,


 Sven Koschinski


Conference on

Minimizing Risks for the Environment in Marine Ammunition Removal in the Baltic and North Sea (MIREMAR) - 16th to 18th November 2010



Large quantities of conventional ammunition (explosives) and chemical warfare have been deployed or dumped into Baltic and North Seas during and after World Wars I and II. It is still unclear what risks they pose to humans and the environment. The aim of the conference is to give an overview of the situation and actual developments in treatment of underwater unexploded ordnance. Identification of best practice and best available technique is a central objective of the conference. Workshops on the third day may help to establish a network of actors in order to initiate research, development or trials of new technologies.

Order of Events

After theme sessions on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th November (e.g., detection, impact on biota, conventional treatment by blasting, recovery and removal of conventional ammunition, chemical warfare, political dimension) practical demonstrations, workshops and an excursion will be offered on Thursday 18th November 2010.


Neumünster is situated 30 km south of Kiel and 70 km north of Hamburg. The conference will be held in the “Stadthalle”, Kleinflecken 1, 24534 Neumünster. For practical demonstrations there will be space outside the conference building. Exhibition space in the foyer will be offered to our sponsors.


A list of hotels can be downloaded from the MIREMAR website. Further accommodation can be inquired at the tourist information of the city of Neumünster www.neumuenster-tourismus.de (check: “Hotels & Pension” or “Ferienwohnungen” (holiday apartments)).

How to get there?

By plane: The nearest international airport is Hamburg. The bus shuttle “Kielius” takes you to the central bus station of Neumünster, close to the conference building (timetable: http://www.autokraft.de/docs/4550_beide_NEU_1.pdf )

By train: There is a fast train (“ICE”) connection from all directions to Neumünster central station (travel information: www.bahn.de  )

By car: Motorway A7 (Hamburg-Flensburg; from South: exit “Großenaspe”, from North: exit “Neumünster Nord”) follow the direction “Zentrum”. The conference building is located near the central station. If you need a parking lot at or near the conference building please check with the organizing team at info at miremar.de.



Beverages in coffee breaks are included in the conference fee. It is possible to have lunch in the conference building or city centre (at walking distance) at your own cost. For dinner the city centre of Neumünster offers a variety of restaurants.


Bingo! - die Umweltlotterie

ANT Applied New Technologies AG, Luebeck

HydroTechnik Luebeck GmbH 

UTM Umwelttechnik Metallrecycling GmbH Luebeck

Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea, Darmstadt
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