DateMonday 22 April 2024
VenueSt Angelo Hall, Malta Maritime Museum
13:00-17:00Underwater Hazardous Material in Seas and Oceans
13:00-13:15Welcome Address TBC
13:15-13:30Introduction Prof Jacek Bełdowski
13:30-14:00Explore, Record & Share – Malta’s Mapping of its territorial waters. Prof Timmy Gambin
14:30-14:50North Sea – results of the DISARM project Dr Tine Missiaen
14:50-15:10Baltic Cold War – and dumped chemical munitions Prof Jerzy Bolałek
15:10-15:30Chemical munitions in the Baltic – current research Prof. Jacek Bełdowski
15:30-15:50An overview of dumped munitions in the North Atlantic Dr Kieren O’Driscoll
15:50-16:10Mission Mjøsa – how to handle dumped munitions in a lake. Øyvind Ødegård
DateTuesday 23 April 2024
VenueSt Angelo Hall, Malta Maritime Museum
09:00-11:40Detection and identification of munitions and other hazardous objects
09:00-09:45Detection Methods – finding and identifying dumped munitions Dr. Miłosz Grabowski
09:45-10:053D Sub-bottom – detection of munitions under the sea floor Prof Tine Missiaen
10:05-10:25Detection and identification of munitions in the sea – towards autonomy Prof. Øyvind Ødegård
10:25-11:10 11:10-11:40La Spezia – testing ground and opportunities Prof Sandro Carniel Techniques for detecting munitions in side scan sonar data Prof Margo Edwards
13:00-16:00Pollution of environment
13:00-13:45Chemical analytical methods to identify munition constituents Prof Paula Vanninen
13:45-14:15Sea-disposed munitions in Hawaii Prof Margo Edwards
14:15-14:45UK – wrecks, munition dumping and safety – the impact of seabed use Prof Adam Cumming
14:45-15:15Management of Polluting Wrecks – the Malta approach Dr. Maja Sausmekat
DateWednesday 24 April 2024
VenueSt Angelo Hall, Malta Maritime Museum
09:00-12:00Underwater hazardous objects and climate change
09:00-09:45Corrosion, degradation, sensitivity Prof Jacek Bełdowski
10:00-10:45Wreck breakdown and Ageing – a growing problem for tidal areas Prof Adam Cumming
11:00-11:30Use of the in-situ corrosion measurements to ascertain rates of decay on wreck sites. Zdenka Vrgoč
11:30-12:00War wrecks and their environmental impact Matthias Brenner
12:00-12:30Impacts of climate change on ocean dumped munitions: a modelling approach. Dr Kieren O’Driscoll
13:15-17:30Impact on Ecosystem
13:15-14:00Impact of munitions on marine organisms Dr Matthias Brenner
14:00-14:30Freshwater munitions – Dumping, recovery and the impact of river flow Prof Adam Cumming
14:30-15:00Using DNA technologies to monitor marine ecosystems in response to anthropogenic influences. Emma Bolton
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-16:30Ecology – fragility of shipwreck ecosystems Dr Julian Evans
16:00-17:00Analysis of Biota and next steps Prof Paula Vanninen
DateThursday 25 April 2024
VenueSt Angelo Hall, Malta Maritime Museum
09:00-11:30Cooperation and funding opportunities
09:00-09:30JPI Oceans Munitions in the Sea and EU opportunities Pierre Francesco Moretti
9:30-10:00NATO STO – a mechanism for joint work with relevant examples Prof Adam Cumming
10:00-10:30Basecamp Research Emma Bolton
10:30 – 10:50La Spezia – testing ground and cooperation possibilities Prof. Sandro Carniel
10:50-11:20Coffee break
11:20-15:20Information sessions 10-minute slots for participants to showcase their own work.
11:20-1l:30Slot 1
11:40-11:50Slot 2
12:00-12:10Slot 3
12:20-12:30Slot 4
12:40-12:50Slot 5
13:00-13:30Coffee break
13:30-15:00Discussion regarding future collaboration.
DateFriday 26 April 2024
VenueSt Angelo Hall, Malta Maritime Museum
09:00-15:00Round Table Discussions
09:00-10:00Climate change and dumped munitions
09:00-10:00Alternatively:  Workshop on sinar data processing, separate registration
10:00-11:00UXO and the marine environment
11:00-11:30Coffee break
11:30-12:30The monitoring of UXO and dumped munitions
12:30-13:30The detection, identification, and classification of UXO/dumped munitions.
13:30-14:30New tools for munition detection – CTM participants
14:30-15:00Final remarks and official closure

Saturday 27 April 2024

Site visits

National War Museum, Fort St Elmo