Eagle Eye One Solutions is a proud supporter or the International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions and their continuing efforts to improve the safety and quality of waterways.
The International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2004 by Mr. Terrence P. Long following his appearance at a Canadian Senate Hearing with the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
The IDUM’s mission is to promote the creation of an internationally binding treaty on all classes (biological, chemical, conventional, and radiological) of underwater munitions. This treaty would encourage countries to collaborate on underwater munitions policy, research, science, and responses including environmentally-friendly remediation in affected regions.
The IDUM is an internationally recognized body where all stakeholders (diplomats, government departments including external affairs, environmental protection and fishery departments, industry, fishermen, salvage divers, oil and gas, militaries and others) can come together in an open and transparent forum to discuss underwater munitions, seek solutions, and promote international teamwork on their issues related to underwater munitions.
The IDUM promotes constructive engagement with all stakeholders rather than disengagement so that we may learn from one another’s situation and determine how we can best respond in the future with everyone’s considerations. Off-the-shelf-technology, developed by the oil and gas industry and military’s unmanned systems programs, does exist to address underwater munitions sites. And there is a “Need to clean” based on the potential human health and environmental impact on our health care systems and fish stocks. Underwater munitions in some form or another will continue to pollute the marine environment over time. It’s just a question of “When”. Underwater Munitions are “Point Source Emitters of Pollution”. In most cases, remove the source and you remove the problem.