IDUM5 UPDATE (23 APRIL 2014)

Speakers at the 5TH IDUM

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HONORABLE KATHERINE HAMMACK
Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Installations, Energy & Environment)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
Washington, DC

KEYNOTE SPEAKER (TBC)

HONORABLE PETER GORDON MACKAY
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
MP, Central Nova

WELCOMING REMARKS (TBC)

DR. ANDRZEJ JAGUSIEWICZ
Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection in Poland, Co-Chairman IDUM

OPENING REMARKS (EUROPEAN UNION REPRESENTATIVE)

The International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM) will be at St. Mary's University in Halifax, 28 -29 May 2014. There is still time to register as a delegate or your company to participate in our Technology Demonstrations at Canadian Forces Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic (FDU). Underwater Technology Demonstrations are scheduled by FDU Atlantic, Private Sector companies (unmanned vehicles) and United States Mammal (Dolphins) Team from San Diego California that detects underwater munitions. Oil and gas exploration and development, regulatory committees, environmental, technology and science companies and organizations are welcome to attend with delegates from more than 40 countries. Help develop international policy and science and technology responses for sea dumped munitions programs. There is still time to sponsor, get a booth or showcase your technologies and services to international policy makers, buyers and end users.

OTHER EVENTS AT ST MARY's:

  • NATO Science for Peace and Security 26-27 May 2014, Investigations and Monitoring of Sea Dumped Chemical Weapons Sites in the Baltic Sea.
  • Delegates attending 5th IDUM may also attend the NATO Conference's open-house 27 May 2014 but must register whereas space is limited in the Secunda Marine Boardroom.
  • Economic Summit on 30 May 2014 is an opportunity for international delegates from NATO Science for Peace and Security Program and 5th International Dialogues on Underwater Munitions to network with local organizations to create regional and global business opportunities in the marine sector including science and technology.
  • Retired Commander John Malcolm former Commanding Officer of Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) and historian will provide a guided tour of the Naval Facility to discuss the Bedford Magazines Explosion of July 1945. At the end of WWII Canada had the third largest Navy in the world.

For all events you must register here: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR 5TH IDUM.

Additional information contact: chair@idum.org (+001-902-574-7420).




Mission Statement

The International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM) is a non-governmental organization/Society founded in 2004 by Mr. Terrence P. Long following his appearance at a Canadian Senate Hearing with the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. The IDUM's mission is to promote the creation of an internationally binding treaty on all classes (biological, chemical, conventional, and radiological) of underwater munitions. This treaty would encourage countries to collaborate on underwater munitions policy, research, science, and responses including environmentally-friendly remediation in affected regions. The IDUM is an internationally recognized body where all stakeholders (diplomats, government departments including external affairs, environmental protection and fishery departments, industry, fishermen, salvage divers, oil and gas, militaries and others) can come together in an open and transparent forum to discuss underwater munitions, seek solutions, and promote international teamwork on their issues related to underwater munitions. The IDUM promotes constructive engagement with all stakeholders rather than disengagement so that we may learn from one another's situation and determine how we can best respond in the future with everyone's considerations. What we have learned is that off-the-shelf-technology, developed by the oil and gas industry and military's unmanned systems programs, does exist to address underwater munitions sites. And there is a "Need to clean" based on the potential human health and environmental impact on our health care systems and fish stocks. Underwater munitions in some form or another will continue to pollute the marine environment over time. It’s just a question of "When". Underwater Munitions are "Point Source Emitters of Pollution". In most cases, remove the source and you remove the problem.

 

Chairman's Message

"The IDUM is collaborating with international leaders and organizations to better understand the socio-economic impact on both human health and environment from years of decaying underwater munitions. The organization is facilitating this through international diplomacy via national and international programs, dialogues, conferences, workshops, committees, senate hearings, and international commissions. Most notable are the international efforts of the Government of Lithuania that resulted in the unanimous passing of the United Nations Resolution on Sea Dumped Chemical Weapons in December 2010 at the United Nations. Internationally, we must organize and continue our work together to collect, process, and provide information on underwater munitions to the Secretary General of the United Nations in 2013. Any tangible approach would require a multilateral response from all stakeholders including institutional capacity-building and the creation of an International Donor Trust Fund."

Terry Long

Terrance P. Long CPSM. SSM. CD.
   Chairman (Canada)

Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), International Dialogues on Underwater Munitions (IDUM)

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Ambassador Vaidotas Verba
   Republic of Lithuania

Lithuanian Representative to the United Nations Resolution on Sea Dumped Chemical Munitions.

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Dr. Andrzej Jagusiewicz
   Co-Chairman (Poland)

Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection in Poland, Co-Chairman, International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM)

 

Speakers from 4TH IDUM

HONORABLE KATHERINE HAMMACK
Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Installations, Energy & Environment)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
Washington, DC

KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 4TH IDUM

Dr Tobias Knobloch
German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt fuer Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie).

SPEAKER AT 4TH IDUM

CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY
Senior Chemical Demilitarisation Officer, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

SPEAKER AT 4TH IDUM


 

 

 

 

 


 

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