Chair: Mr. Douglas Murray, Naval Ordnance Safety & Security Activity – Ordnance Environmental Support OfficeKeynote: Ms. Lisa Symons, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – National Marine Sanctuary Program
Many active and former military installations have ranges and training areas with UXO contamination that include water environments such as ponds, lakes, rivers, estuaries, and coastal ocean areas. Many attributes of the underwater environment interfere with the detection, characterization, and recovery of UXO. Except at very shallow sites, munitions underwater are difficult to access, conditions interfere with the ability of sensors to detect and characterize them, and remediation is more difficult. This session highlighted efforts that are improving detection and disposal methods for these underwater munitions.
Welcome & Introduction by the Session Chair
Mr. Douglas Murray
Naval Ordnance Safety & Security Activity – Ordnance Environmental Support Office
KEYNOTE: NOAA's Recent Work with Corrosion, Munitions and Resource Protection in the Marine Environment(Presentation – Abstract)
Ms. Lisa Symons
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – National Marine Sanctuary Program
Summary of Recent Underwater MEC Surveys and Associated Methodologies(Presentation – Abstract)
Mr. Richard Funk
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Detection and Characterization of Underwater Ordnance Using Low-Noise Magnetic Sensing(Presentation – Video – Abstract)
Dr. Gregory Schultz
Sky Research, Inc.
Broadband, Multi-Aspect Scattering from Proud and Buried UXO(Presentation – Abstract)
Dr. Joseph Bucaro
Naval Research Laboratory
Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) and Acoustic Templates for the Detection and Classification of Underwater Munitions(Presentation – Abstract)
Dr. Stephen Kargl
University of Washington – Applied Physics Laboratory
Importance of Coastal Geomorphology in Predicting Underwater UXO Mobility(Presentation – Abstract)
Dr. Scott Jenkins
Scripps Institution of Oceanography – University of California, San Diego
Mr. Douglas Murray