6 - 10 SEPTEMBER 2021 - KIEL
The international forum
for tackling the challenges of
offshore munition clearance
Millions of tons of munition are rusting at the bottom of the world’s oceans. Let’s start and put our shared knowledge into action to make the seas munition free.
About
Explosive remnants of war and military activity endanger the environment, shipping, marine infrastructure, and human safety around the world. Meeting these challenges will require large-scale efforts by all stakeholders over the next decades. The Kiel Munition Clearance Week wants to inform and propel these efforts by creating a shared perspective on the challenge that will bring together the latest scientific research, industry best practice, navy expertise, technical innovation as well as economic and political considerations.
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Topics
The event addresses the whole spectra of pressing issues in legacy munition clearance. Through panel debates, technology showcases and roundtables it will cover the following topics:
1
Research Environment
2
Environmental & Societal Impact
3
Economic Opportunities
4
Latest Detection & Identification Technologies
5
Remediation Solutions
6
Stakeholder Roles & Responsibilities
7
Legal Aspects
8
Funding Options
Speakers
Jann Wendt
CEO at EGEOS GmbH
at EGEOS GmbH
CEO at EGEOS GmbH
CEO at EGEOS GmbH
CEO at EGEOS GmbH
CEO at EGEOS GmbH
CEO at EGEOS GmbH
CEO at EGEOS GmbH
CEO at EGEOS GmbH
CEO at EGEOS GmbH
Our Message
The sea floor has become the waste dump of vast amounts of munitions, a legacy of wars and other military operations. Worldwide, the largest amount comes from deliberate dumping after the end of World War II. The rest stems from shipwrecks, unexploded ordnance from conflicts and remnants of former military training sites.
Off the German coast alone, an estimated 1.6 million tons of derelict conventional and chemical weapons are rusting away at the bottom of the North-and the Baltic Sea.
Their explosive and chemical content endangers the environment, shipping, marine infrastructure, marine life and human safety at the shore and in the open sea as carcinogenic substances leaking from the dumped munition may enter the human food chain via mussels and fish.
Across the oceans only a fraction of contaminated sites has been charted yet which prevents the understanding and managing the full extent of the problem.
What is clear is the growing problem of rusting munition can only be solved through a transnational and interdisciplinary approach as the oceans do not know any borders.
We therefore ask you to join us at Kiel Munition Clearance Week to share your expertise, get up to date and learn from each other to enable us all to put our knowledge into action across the oceans.
Frequently Asked Questions
When and where will the Kiel Munition Clearing Week 2021 take place?
The event will take place at the Baltic Sea port city of Kiel, the state Capital of Schleswig Holstein in the north of Germany from 06th to 10th of September 2021. Kiel can be easily reached via Hamburg International Airport (HAM) and the national German train network. In addition, it is well connected to Sweden, Norway, and Latvia by ferry.
How can I join Kiel Munition Clearance Week 2021?
We are excited that you want to be part of Kiel Munition Clearance Week. The official registration for the event has not opened yet. The details will be announced shortly. If you are interested in joining us at Kiel in September 2021, please register your preliminary interest below with your email address. You will then receive more information about the event in time as soon as they become available.
How do you ensure the safety of participants at the event amid the pandemic?
Providing a safe environment for our in-person participants is of paramount importance to us. For your own safety and the safety of everyone else, all participants will be required to present a fresh negative corona test result prior to being allowed to join the conference. The same will be required of any conference staff. Additional on-site testing options are being evaluated with medial services providers.
In addition, a strict hygiene protocol will be enforced at the venue which will be constantly updated based on the latest scientific findings and the guidance by the local authorities. That protocol will be made available to participants prior to the event.
In general, the State of Schleswig-Holstein and the City of Kiel have consistently seen far lower number of infections per capita compared to many other areas in Germany and around Europe.
Where can I find more information about the event?
To receive up to date information please do register your interest below and leave us your email. We also invite you to follow us on twitter @MunClearWeek and watch out for the hashtag #KMCW21.
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