A large number of activities occur in the marine environment, including
construction and operation of offshore wind farms, wave and tidal arrays, port
and harbour expansions, aggregate dredging, coastal defences, cables or
In constructing or operating these developments, disturbance
can be made to the sea bed. In areas where Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) is
present, there is a risk of loss of life or injury to personnel and costly delay
to construction or operational activities.
CIRIA will host an
afternoon workshop on 30 April 2014 in London from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm to share experiences and practices from
around the world in the assessment and management of UXO risk in the marine
The workshop will focus on:
- general risk assessment procedures, including principles of ‘risk
tolerability’ that are employed
- legal and regulatory controls that provide a framework for the risk
mitigation activities, in particular relating to health and safety and
safeguarding the environment
- planning and tactical delivery of risk mitigation activities, including
novel techniques and approaches.
Speakers will provide recent experiences from their UXO risk assessment and
management activities in the marine environment in the UK, Germany, France as
well as the USA.
Who should attend
We are particularly keen to hear from representatives from the following
- survey contractors/specialists
- clients / developers
- health, safety and environmental advisors
- principal contractors
- insurers and marine warranty surveyors
- project financiers and lenders
Outputs from the workshop will assist CIRIA in developing new guidance for
the assessment and management of UXO risk in the marine environment, that draws
from this wide body of current practice.
Join us on 30 April 2014 at 1.30pm at the CIRIA offices:
15 Long Lane
For further details and to
register an interest to attend email Lee
Kelly at CIRIA.