The Application of Geophysical Methods in UK Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Risk Management
5th December 2013 - British Geological Survey, Keyworth
Unfortunately advance registration is now closed for this event.
We have had an excellent response to this exciting topic, with 70 delegates pre-registered – from a variety of backgrounds including commercial practitioners, consultants and academics. Space is still available to register and pay on the day should you wish to attend. Registration at the venue will open at 9am on Thursday 5th.
We look forward to seeing you at BGS, Keyworth
One of the main legacies of military activity in the UK is the continuing presence of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). This could relate to enemy action, military training or historical disposal of ordnance, and as a result there is a risk of encountering UXO in many parts of the UK. Thousands of UXO items are recovered each year due to construction activity, ground works, surface erosion or planned clearance activity. Growing awareness of the risk by all stakeholders has led to increased demand for UXO risk management services, including desk-based studies, geophysical detection surveys, UXO intrusive investigation and disposal management.
This one day event will showcase the latest research and best practice being applied in UXO detection and classification in the UK, and demonstrate the influence of this work on overall UXO risk management. By providing a forum for discussing the capabilities of geophysical methods and the communication of results, the meeting will promote transparency and understanding among practitioners and clients.
- 9:00-9:30 Registration
- 9:30-9:40 Welcome
- 9:40-10:20 Keynote Presentation: Paul Burden - The legacy and management of ordnance relating to military training within the UK
- 10:20-10:40 Stephen Billings, Laurens Beran, Leonard Pasion and Nicolas Lhomme - Advances in Unexploded Ordnance classification technologies
- 10:40-11:10 Commercial Spotlight - A chance for exhibitors to introduce their companies and announce their presence at the meeting.
- 11:10-11:40 Coffee
- 11:40-12:00 Michael Laneville - Estimating the Clearance Depth Required in UXO Contaminated Areas
- 12:00-12:20 Wolfgang Suess - How mass measurement data improve UXO detection
- 12:20-12:40 NSGG Annual General Meeting
- 12:40-13:40 Lunch
- 13:40-14:00 Brian Barrett and Nigel Tootill - Quality Assurance - Mapping UXO Detectability from Marine Gradiometer Surveys.
- 14:00-14:20 Mark Vardy, Justin Dix, Timothy Henstock and Jonathan Bull - Detection and classification of buried Unexploded Ordnance using decimetre-resolution 3D seismic imaging
- 14:20-14:40 Simon Cook - The constraints, limitations and practicalities associated with common geophysical survey techniques for the purposes of identifying UXO in the marine environment
- 14:40-15:10 Coffee
- 15:10-15:30 Bart Hoekstra - Classification of Buried Unexploded Ordnance Using Advanced EM Sensors
- 15:30-15:50 Matt Guy and Chris Leech - Constructing a UXO Test Site
- 15:50-16:00 Closing Remarks
- Bartington Instruments
NSGG Annual General Meeting:
The AGM of NSGG will be held at this meeting. If anyone is interested in joining the committee they should contact Oliver Kuras or Becky Furner (see contacts page).
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre
Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact one of the convenors directly. The event will be promoted on Twitter using the hashtag #NSGG
- Brian Barrett, Zetica Ltd (email@example.com)
- Antony Butcher, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, MOD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There is a comprehensive accommodation list on the BGS website: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/contacts/sites/keyworth/hotels/index.htm.
A good and affordable option (particularly for those who come by train) tends to be the Jury’s Inn hotel near Nottingham train station. http://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/nottingham
NSGG Postgraduate Symposium 2014
13th May 2014 at British Geological Survey, Keyworth
The Geological Society’s Near Surface Geophysics Group (NSGG) announces their Postgraduate Symposium 2014, to be held on Tuesday 13 May 2014 at BGS Keyworth. The event will provide a national forum for postgraduates currently working in the areas of near-surface and applied geophysics to meet and network with each other.
The programme will comprise a keynote lecture and a number of thematically grouped sessions where postgraduates present research-in-progress papers (15+5 mins) about their PhD or Master’s projects, and answer questions from their peers.
NSGG warmly invites contributions from all interested postgraduates in the UK and beyond. Please send short abstracts (300 words max.) to the convenors (email: email@example.com). Undergraduates and the wider Geological Society membership wishing to get an insight into current research in near-surface geophysics are most welcome to attend.