Munitions in the Underwater Environment
A University of Hawaiʻi project to use high-resolution photographic and acoustic data to detect and assess World War II munitions disposed in the ocean south of Oʻahu was featured at an international panel on maritime security. Applied Research Laboratory at UH (ARL at UH) Director Margo Edwards discussed ARL at UH’s research at the European Conservatives and Reformists in the European Parliament conference in Brussels, Belgium on November 17.
Edwards was invited to participate in the discussion, alongside experts from Poland, Belgium, Canada, Finland and Germany, because UH’s work is similar to the European Union’s task of investigating and remediating World War II munitions in the Baltic Sea.
“For 15 years, I’ve been proud to collaborate with researchers working in the Baltic Sea. That collaboration has enhanced what we’re doing in Hawaiʻi, and I hope we’ve been able to help the efforts in the Baltic in return,” Edwards said. “This international partnership is something that I consider to be particularly important.”
Visit the European Conservatives and Reformists Twitter page to view the panel session or listen to Edwards discuss munitions recently located in the waters around Tuvalu with Radio New Zealand: RNZ “Deadly Remnants”.