Newsletter #10

​DAIMON and its extension, DAIMON 2, are international projects dealing with derelict munitions, which contaminate the Baltic Sea's ground, water and marine life. Scientists from Poland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Lithuania and Russia are cooperating with experts worldwide in order to solve this trans-boundary challenge.
We are part-financed by the EU INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020.

DAIMON2 Final Conference, 15.06 (12 - 15, CEST)

The Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN) and Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) together with the project lead partner the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAN) would like to invite you to participate in the Final meeting (an on-line webinar) of the DAIMON2 project on 15th of June 2021 (12:00 - 15:00, CEST).

The agenda and registration are available on-line on the DAIMON2 website here

Registration open for upcoming webinars in the DAIMON 2 Training Programme 

  • Polish Naval Academy (Poland, in Polish) in June (10th & 17th) 
  • Defence Research Establishment Norway (in Norwegian) in June (16th) 

see info and registration here

Public hearing at the Deutscher Bundestag (17.05.21)

(by the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety)

Experts have called for a start to be made as soon as possible on salvaging the estimated 1.6 million tons of munitions waste in the German Baltic and North Seas. Due to increasing corrosion, the danger posed by the munitions dumped in the seas is growing, they said at a public hearing held by the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety on Monday, May 17, 2021. In doing so, the experts at the meeting chaired by committee chairwoman Sylvia Kotting-Uhl (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) welcomed a joint motion by the FDP and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary groups entitled "Munitionsaltlasten in den Meeren bergen und umweltverträglich vernichten" (19/26339).

For the info about the event please see the page at the DE Bundestag and for the Bundestag presse.

Motion by FDP and Greens. In the motion, the two parliamentary groups call on the German government to develop a strategy for the complete salvage and environmentally compatible destruction of munitions waste. In doing so, the petitioners want the federal government to create a jointly supported institution that coordinates the clearance of contaminated sites. It should also drive forward the development of modern and environmentally compatible clearance technologies and initiate a corresponding pilot project in the Baltic Sea before the end of 2021.

The KMCW releases the official trailer.

Can be seen directly on the youtube​ or at the KMCW website.

The Kiel event is now under patronage of the Ministerpräsident Daniel Günther.

Save the date:

Kiel Munitions Clearance Week (6th -10th Sep.´21) 

The Munition Clearance Week (KMCW) is the international forum for tackling the challenges of offshore munition clearance. It will take place from the 6th - 10th of September in Kiel (Germany) in form of an hybrid event (in-person and digital). Several research projects will present their results and findings including a specific session of DAIMON & DAIMON2 as well as hands-on training for the Decision Support System.

For a preliminary registration for the Kiel Munition Clearance Week just visit the KMCW registration page.