Iver2 for Harbour and Munitions Survey

OceanServer Technology, Canada, has received an order from Wentworth Environmental Inc. (WEI) for a base 42 Iver2 AUV equipped with Klein 3500 side scan sonar. The system is expected to be a multipurpose vehicle used for general imaging surveys and a test platform for new methods to characterise sites with underwater military munitions (UWMM).

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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.

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