[MARMAM] Conference on minimizing impacts in marine ammunition removal

Sven Koschinski sk at meereszoologie.de
Wed Jul 7 01:44:54 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


First announcement

We are proud to announce the International Conference on

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




The conference will be held from 

16th to 18th November 2010 

in Neumünster, Germany 

(situated between Hamburg and Kiel). 


After theme sessions on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th November (e.g., 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.


Submission of abstracts for oral presentations is welcome. 

The deadline for abstract submission is 31st August 2010. 


Further information will be provided in the second announcement and on the 

conference website www.miremar.de within the next few weeks. 

If you have any 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.


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.


The deadline for registration is 31st October 2010 (registration at miremar.de). 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

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

If you would like to host a workshop or have any ideas for further workshops, please contact the organizers: info at miremar.de


Bingo! - die Umweltlotterie

ANT Applied New Technologies AG, Luebeck

HydroTechnik Luebeck GmbH 

UTM Umwelttechnik Metallrecycling GmbH Luebeck

Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea, Darmstadt


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