The project “Towards the Monitoring of Dumped Munitions Threat” (MODUM) has been approved for financing by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS). This international project will investigate the possibility of using Autonomous and Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (AUV and ROV) for the creation of a monitoring network for the dumpsites of chemical warfare materials in the Baltic Sea. It will cooperate closely with the CHEMSEA project in data and sharing and knowledge transfer.
The Lithuanian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted CHEMSEA's most recent open day event in Klaipeda this past 29th of August. The event served as a forum to share some of project's results with the public. The event also included an awareness-raising session targeting fishermen.
THE MODEL OF REACTION AGAINST CWA THREAT POSED BY CAUGHT OR SHORED CHEMICAL MUNITIONS DUMPED IN THE BALTIC SEA AFTER WW-IICHEMSEA will give several presentations on the topic of sea dumped munitions in the Baltic Sea at the 9th Baltic Sea Science Congress, to be held in Klaipeda, Lithuania, on 26-30 August 2013.