North Sea Wrecks Final Symposium 19-20th April in Bremerhaven (Germany)
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 cooperate to gather more knowledge about that problem.
After 4.5 years of work, the consortium presented main results and discussed with scientists, politicians and the interested public how the project wants and especially needs to deal with this challenge in the future.
Scientific research results, public awareness and science communication methods and the risk assessment tool developed in the project were presented to more than 100 (in person and online) participants.
The symposium had a significant media coverage.