Marine Services

Wentworth Environmental Inc. offers a wide range of marine services for Underwater Military Munitions Response Programs (UMMRP). Our response to UMMR programs includes a combination of the latest technologies in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) for Detailed Investigation (DI) and Area Wide Assessment (AWA).  Our company’s approach to Marine Surveys is to provide the “Tool Box” approach whereas we reach into the Tool Box that day to provide the precise tool for the job.

For Area Wide Assessments we employ IVER 2 AUV with utilizing high-resolution Klein 3500 side scan sonar, multi beam, MAG for sub-bottom profiling of objects cover in slit and muds, 3D bathymetry, HD video and still pictures for the mapping of marine attributes such as fauna.

Our AUV’s can be employed for harbor security against possible explosive threats which can seriously threaten port commerce; locate and seabed mapping of seabed structures such as wells heads; cables and oil and gas pipelines; and bottom structures. The IVER can also be employ to locate and identify historical wreck sites and areas of significance.

WEI employes Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and Clearance or Combat Divers for detailed investigations and environmental friendly disposal; recovery; and relocation of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and Hazardous Waste (HW). Our ROV’s solutions can be as simple as a small remote camera to deep water vehicles fitted with investigative, recovery and disposal tools capable of addressing our client every need. Let Wentworth Environmental’s experts provide you a solution to your underwater needs with our experience operators for AUV’s and ROV’s missions.

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Mr. Long is a retired Canadian Military Engineer who specializes in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). He completed programs at Canadian Forces School (CFS) of Mechanical Engineering; CFS of Aerospace and Ordnance Engineering; NATO Advance EOD IED, British Army School of Ammunition, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland; Hazardous Materials Technician, Maritime Environmental Training Institute; Advance Combat Intelligences; and Master’s in Project Management at Saint Mary’s. He received appointments to: EOD Chief Canadian Forces Centre 14; United Nations Development Program; Scientific Committee, Polish Naval Academy, Marine Safety & Security; and International Scientific Advisory Board on Sea Dumped Chemical Weapons, The Hague. He founded the Canadian International Demining Centre & the International Dialogues on Underwater Munitions (IDUM) and appeared before Committees & Commissions to discuss effects of underwater munitions. They included; Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Fishery and Oceans; Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board; Helsinki Commission for protection of the Baltic Sea; OSPAR Commission for protection of the North-East Atlantic Ocean; and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Chemical Weapons Convention. He spoken at international events as Key Note Speaker for Minimizing Risks for the Environment in Marine Ammunition Removal in the Baltic and North Seas (MIREMAR) and in 2010 at the United Nations Second Committee on Sea Dumped Weapons, to provide an overview of the strategic, economic, environmental, and social aspects of the UN Resolution: "Cooperative measures to assess and increase awareness of environmental effects related to waste originating from Chemical Munitions Dumped". He wrote papers on demining and underwater munitions and co-editor for the Marine Technology Society Journal Special Issues on The Legacy of Underwater Munitions Worldwide: Policy and the Science of Assessment, Impacts and Potential Responses.