American Salvage Association (ASA) is preparing to sponsor a conference, “Wrecks of the World: Hidden Risks of the Deep (WOW)”.
Some interesting features of this conference are:
- To be held on September 9, 2009.
- At: Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in the Washington, DC area (Linthicum Heights, MD) USA.
- To be supported by
- Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI)
- International Salvage Union (ISU)
- Marine Technology Society (MTS)
- Maritime Law Association (MLA)
- North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA)
- Spill Control Association of America (SCAA)
- Maritime Technology Alliance (MTA)
- World Ocean Council (WOC)
- Part of the ASA-supported Wreck Oil Removal Program (WORP) from more than 8,500 sunken vessels in the world that may contain around 20 million tons of oil and other hazardous materials.
- Topics to be discussed are:
- Public Awareness of Oil Pollution Issues
- Magnitude of Potentially-Polluting Wreck Problem (Presentations)
- Oil Removal from Leaking Wrecks (Presentations)
- Repercussions of a Reactive Strategy and Need for Pro-Active Strategy
- Assessing Presence of Oil and Probability of Leakage (Presentation)
- Applying Spill Impact Modeling to Wreck Risk Assessment (Presentation)
- Cost-Benefit Analyses of Wreck Oil Removal Projects (Presentation)
- Prioritization of Wrecks for Oil/Chemical Removal (Presentation)
- Salvage Technological Advances and Challenges
- Legal and Insurance Liability Issues
- Funding Issues
- Next Steps, How Do We Move Forward? (Panel Discussion)
- MITAGS Training Simulator demonstration
For more details, log on to American Salvage Association.
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