There is a constant release of contaminants into the Baltic Sea due to to corrosion or anthropogenic disturbance from dumped chemical warfare agents and conventional munitions from World War I and II. The Daimon project deals with the question of how to proceed with these objects. More precisely, the project wants to support the governments in the region in decision-making. It uses a method, previously developed by Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, to process information on leakages of toxic substances.
Through this project, a Russian partner will be involved in the EU project Daimon. The Shirshov Institute of Oceanology in Kaliningrad has more than 20 years of experience from work at munition dump sites. Therefore, the Russian partner’s involvement will add significant value to the EU project. Among other things, the collaboration will deploy instruments at dump sites in the Baltic Sea and use the data to improve existing transport and degradation models. Also, it will analyse samples for arsenic to detect the spread of contaminants.