Programme

The detailed programme is now out! Welcome to listen to interesting presentations about:

  • Shipwreck risk assessment models
  • Deep diving in ship related archives
  • In situ inspection and Surveying
  • Ecotoxicological effects in the marine environment
  • Analyses and sensors for detection and monitoring of contaminants
  • Policy and legislation
  • Salvage technology and Case studies

Day 1 – October 12, 2015

OPENING

8:00 Registration

8:30 Welcome/Opening Remarks - Ida-Maja Hassellöv, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

8:45 Brief Synopsis of Past Wrecks of the World Conferences (I & II) - KEYNOTE: Dagmar Schmidt Etkin, Environmental Research Consulting, USA

SESSION 1:  SHIPWRECK RISK ASSESSMENT MODELING

9:00 Comprehensive Approach to Risk Analysis of Sunken Shipwrecks - KEYNOTE: Deborah French McCay, RPS ASA (Applied Science Associates), USA

9:30 Enhanced Decision-Making through Probabilistic Shipwreck Risk Assessment: Focusing on the Situation in Greece - KEYNOTE: Nikolaos P. Ventikos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

10:00 Coffee/Tea Break

10:15 VRAKA – A Risk Assessment Method for Potentially Polluting Shipwrecks - Hanna Landquist, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

10:45 Update on US Potentially Polluting Wrecks - Lisa Symons, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA

11:30 LUNCHEON

SESSION 2: IDENTIFICATION OF POTENTIALLY POLLUTING WRECKS

12:30 Towards a strategy for handling of potentially pollution wrecks in Swedish waters - KEYNOTE: Ulf Olsson, Swedish Maritime Administration, Sweden,
     
13:00 European Disposal Operations – The Sea Disposal of Chemical Weapons- Lindsey Arison, Institute for Sea-Disposed Chemical Weapons, USA

13:20   Possible Disposal of CW with Category C Ships Post WWII - Jørgen Kamp, MSc, Denmark

13:40   DISCUSSION

14:15 Coffee/Tea Break

SESSION 3: ANALYSES & SENSORS:  CONTAMINANT DETECTION & MONITORING

14:30 Shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea: Challenges and Scientific Experiences - KEYNOTE: Mario Sprovieri, Institute for Coastal Marine Environment, Italy

15:00 On-Board Analysis of Mustard Gas Residues in Sediment Samples during Investigation of Chemical Weapons Dumpsite - Anders Östin, FOI, CBRN Defence & Security, Sweden

15:15 In-Situ Monitoring around Wrecks and Dump Sites in the Baltic and North Seas - Anders Tengberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

15:30 Break

SESSION 4:  SALVAGE TECHNOLOGY AND CASE STUDIES I

15:40   BONUS Sunken Wreck Environmental Risk Assessment - Combined Modern Risk Tool with Oil Removal Assessment - KEYNOTE: Jorma Rytkönen, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland

16:10 Oil Removal from the Wreck of the Oil Tanker Darkdale - Matt Skelhorn, Salvage & Marine Operations, Ministry of Defence, Bristol, UK

16:30 Detection of Oil Behind Bulkheads through Gamma Radiation - David DeVilbiss, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., USA

16:50   Salvage of the Zalinksi - Bas Coppes, Mammoet Salvage Americas, Inc., USA

17:10 RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL (sponsored by Mammoet Salvage)

Day 2 – October 13, 2015

SESSION 5:  IN SITU INSPECTION AND SURVEYING

08:00 Corrosion of Shipwrecks - KEYNOTE: Ian MacLeod, Fremantle Museums and Collection, Western Australia

08:30 Marine Object Manager as Information Fusion Tool for Detected and Database-Stored Shipwrecks - KEYNOTE: Giuseppe Masetti, Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, University of New Hampshire, USA

09:00 Non-intrusive methods for detection and monitoring of environmental threats in the context of ship wrecks - Joakim Holmlund, MMT, Sweden

09:20 Research and Documentation of WWI and WWII Wrecks in Gulf of Finland - Juha Flinkman, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland

09:40 Break

09:50 Chemical ammunition sunk in Skagerrak after World War II – Localization of wrecks and risk assessment - John Aasulf Tørnes, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Norway

10:10 Debris of Stuttgart Hospital Ship in Gulf of Gdansk – Impact of Motor Vessel Wrecks on the State of the Marine Environment - Benedykt Hac, Maritime Institute in Gdańsk, Poland

SESSION 6: ECOTOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

10:30 Pollution Problem from Sunken WWII Ships in Southern Baltic: S/S Stuttgart Wreck - KEYNOTE: Justyna Rogowska, Dept. Environmental Toxicology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland

11:00 Coffee/Tea Break

11:15 Relative Bioavailability & Toxicity of Fuel Oils Leaking from WWII Shipwrecks - Liv-Guri Faksness, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Norway

11:35 Low concentrations of PAHs induce tolerance in nitrifying bacteria - Fredrik Lindgren, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

SESSION 7: SALVAGE TECHNOLOGY AND CASE STUDIES II

11:50 Shallow Water Shipwrecks Environmental Impact: MS Volare - Tarmo Koũts, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

12:10 Medium to long-term environmental hazards caused by wrecks: Two different cases in popular tourist destinations in the Aegean Sea - Vasilios Mamaloukas-Frangoulis, Environmental Protection Engineering SA, Greece

12:30 LUNCHEON

SESSION 8: POLICY AND LEGISLATION

13:30 Wrecks and Law - KEYNOTE: Mikis Tsimplis, University of Southampton, UK

14:00 Wreck Removal and Nairobi Convention: Movement towards Unified Framework? - Jhonnie Mikael Kern, University Gothenburg, Sweden

14:20  PROTRAAV - To Research and Assess International Policies, Measures and Strategies Relating to Abandoned Vessels - Jennie Larsson, World Maritime University, Sweden

14:40   Break

SESSION 9: SALVAGE TECHNOLOGY AND CASE STUDIES III

14:50 Hot Tapping Tool for Oil Removal - Kari Rinne, Alfons Håkans OY, Finland

15:10 Reducing Risk in Oil Recovery Operations: Development of Moskito Oil Recovery Tool - Emil Jahren, Miko Marine AS, Norway

15:30 Coffee/Tea Break

15:50   Assessment of the Deep Sea Wreck USS Independence - Lisa Symons, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA

16:10 M/V ‘YUSUF CEPNIOGLU’ WRECK REMOVAL PROJECT - Stefanos Magoulas, Spanopoulos Group, Greece

16:30 WRAP UP DISCUSSION – NEXT STEPS

17:00 The End