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Managing unexploded ordnance (UXO) in marine environments

Gain insight into the management of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from a marine aggregate's perspective. This webinar is supported by the European Marine Sand and Gravel Group (EMSAGG).

Unexploded ordnance (UXO) deployed in the marine environment during military activities or dumped at sea can pose a major threat to the marine aggregate industry. Everyday activities such as trawling, dredging, or the management of marine infrastructure may encounter UXO unexpectedly which could have catastrophic impacts if handled incorrectly.

Dealing with unexploded ordnance is not a new challenge for the European marine aggregate industry. CIRIA Assessment and management of unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk in the marine environment (C754) gives guidance on this topic with respect to UK legislation and regulatory regimes, but the approach to safe and efficient detection varies from country to country across Europe.

Join this webinar to learn about the different approaches to managing UXO in the marine environment across Europe and participate in a live Q&A session with the expert panel.

For the past 24 years, EMSAGG has worked to identify developments and information needs for the marine sand and gravel constituents concerning all aspects of the industry across Europe.

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Why attend
  • Hear from European experts with experience in developing and managing UXO management processes.
  • Learn about UXO management methods currently used in several European countries.
  • Participate in a live Q&A session and share experience with EMSAGG members spanning Europe.
  • Earn valuable CPD.
Who should attend
  • Coastal managers and engineers
  • Consultants
  • Environmental regulators
  • Geomorphologists
  • Modellers
  • Researchers
  • Consenting authorities
  • Government organisations with interest in use of sand and gravel and re-use of dredged material
  • Anyone with an interest in UXO
Thursday 29 September 2022
10:00 – 11:45


10:00 Welcome and introduction
Jack Young, Project Manager, CIRIA

10:05 Introduction to UXO
Cees Laban, Chair of EMSAGG
Marine Geologist, Marine Geological Advice

10:15 UK perspective on UXO management
Adam Wheeler, Offshore Projects Manager, 6 Alpha Associates

10:30 UXO management in the Netherlands – towards a more proportionate
Luuk Arlar, UXO Specialist and Henk Neggers, Senior Advisor, Rijkswaterstaat

10:45 State of the art methods in detection and removal of UXO offshore
i.A. Michael Schwartz, Lead Geophysicist, Boskalis Hirdes

11:00 German requirements for sand and gravel extraction concerning UXO
Daniel Standhaft, Project Manager and Geologist, Kiese und Sande Ostsee

11:15 Interactive discussion and Q&A

11:40 Closing remarks

CIRIA members Free to attend
Non-members Free to attend

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9/29/2022 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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