Maritime Forum

Colloquium on the Challenges of Unexploded Munitions in the Sea, 20 February 2019, Brussels

Published on: Thu, 07/02/2019 - 17:19
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    A discussion on the unexploded munitions and other military ordonnance dumped on the seabed, which continues to be a source of concern all around the world.

    /maritimeforum/en/file/colloquium-challenges-unexploded-munitions-seaColloquium on the Challenges of Unexploded Munitions in the Sea

    The European Commission, in cooperation with the European External Action Service, organized a Colloquium on the Challenges of Unexploded Munitions in the Sea.

    This event gathered representatives from Member States, Regional and International Organizations, researchers and other relevant stakeholders to discuss a problematic that affects in particular the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Adriatic Sea. It addressed the challenge of unexploded munitions and other military ordonnance dumped on the seabed, which continues to be a source of concern all around the world. In Europe, this problematic is particularly felt in the Adriatic-Ionian, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Safety, security and environmental risks are aggravated by the fact that many of these munitions are of a chemical nature, containing chemical agents like sulphur mustard, nerve gas and lewisite. Eventual threats to marine ecosystems and, possibly, human health, are also a source of concern. Unexploded munitions can also be a barrier to blue economy opportunities, deterring or blocking the development of blue activities in dumping sites.

    The event took place on 20 February in Brussels.

    See a map with the dumped munitions in EU waters

    /maritimeforum/en/file/agenda-colloquium-challenges-unexploded-munitionsAgenda of the colloquium on the challenges of unexploded munitions

    Presentations

    /maritimeforum/en/file/brigitte-lauwaert-presentation-1Brigitte Lauwaert presentation

    /maritimeforum/en/file/jens-sternheim-presentation-0Jens Sternheim presentation

    /maritimeforum/en/file/kerstin-brunnstr%C3%B6m-presentation-0Kerstin Brunnström presentation

    /maritimeforum/en/file/jacek-beldowski-presentationJacek Beldowski presentation

    /maritimeforum/en/file/pier-francesco-moretti-presentation-0Pier Francesco Moretti presentation

    /maritimeforum/en/file/tatjana-hemaTatjana Hema

    /maritimeforum/en/file/galina-garnaga-budr%C4%97-presentationGalina Garnaga - Budrė presentation

    /maritimeforum/en/file/tine-missiaen-presentation-0Tine Missiaen presentation

    /maritimeforum/en/file/redrik-haag-presentation-0Redrik Haag presentation

    /maritimeforum/en/file/victoria-tornero-georg-hanke-presentation-0Victoria Tornero, Georg Hanke presentation

    /maritimeforum/en/file/giampaolo-consol-presentationGiampaolo Consol presentation

    /maritimeforum/en/file/mark-demesmaeker-presentationMark Demesmaeker presentation

    /maritimeforum/en/file/monika-stankiewicz-presentationMonika Stankiewicz presentation

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