Toxic Legacies of War – North Sea Wrecks Closing Symposium, April 19-20, 2023 Bremerhaven (Germany) & online participation via videoconference

Venue: Bremerhaven (Germany) and Online

North Sea Wrecks Symposium | Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Bremerhaven (Germany) & online participation via videoconference

Should we be concerned about war remnants in the North Sea and other oceans? What knowledge do we have about the hazards that war wrecks, underwater munition (UXO) and chemicals such as TNT in the water may pose? Are we to be more concerned about this environmental problem?

In the North Sea Wrecks project, we explored these questions and investigated the extent to which munitions in the sea pose a threat to the environment and the marine food chain. In this project, financed by the EU Interreg North Sea program, nine institutions from five countries have cooperated to gather more knowledge about that problem. After 4.5 years of work, we want to present our results and discuss with scientists, politicians and the interested public how we want to deal with this challenge in the future. We present our scientific research results, public awareness and science communication methods and the risk assessment tool developed in the project. Our travelling exhibition will be on-site.

Important: As places on-site are limited (first come, first serve), there will also be moderated online participation via video conference. Please indicate when registering whether you would prefer to participate on-site or online. More details will follow after your registration. Deadline: March 31, 2023.


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