Informal Workshop on Burial and Mobility Modeling of Munitions in the Underwater Environment
Final rept. Jun-Dec 2014
STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ALEXANDRIA VA
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The objectives of the informal workshop were to enable SERDP project teams to 1 collaboratively share research progress with peers 2 identify needs for integration of observations and modeling efforts 3 comprehend the concerns of DoD site managers 4 define a pathway forward and 5 clearly state the product expected to culminate from all relevant project efforts. Quite often, underwater environments can be dynamic locations where munitions are more likely subject to mobility, burial, and re-exposure when compared to terrestrial environments. One of the goals of the burial and mobility modeling aspect of the SERDP Munitions Response MR program is the development of predictive models to quantify both the short- and long-term behavior of the distribution of unexploded ordnance UXO present at each underwater site. These predictive models must be probabilistic in nature such that they not only make predictions, but also simultaneously estimate the uncertainty of the predictions to allow site managers to make the most informed decisions with regards to remediation and risk. This report summarizes the results and discussion from the informal workshop, identifies areas and topics for future research, and may be used as a guide for future proposals.
- Underwater Ordnance