AMMOTRACe - Marine AMMunitiOn dump site exploration by surface- and underwater-based laser mass spectrometric TRACing technology

The project AMMOTRACe aims to develop new shipboard and in situ measurement approaches to detect in real-time munition compounds (MCs) and chemical warfare agents (CWAs) in coastal systems, and demonstrate the chemical techniques alongside traditional geophysical measurements at munition dumping sites and regions with presence of munitions.

AMMOTRACe is funded through the MarTERA-ERA-NET Cofund scheme of Horizon 2020 of the European Commission. The overall goal of the ERA-NET Cofund MarTERA is to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in maritime and marine technologies as well as Blue Growth.

AMMOTRACe starts on September 1 2021 and will run until August 30 2024. The partners in AMMOTRACe are GEOMAR, University of Rostock, DEME, Innolas, Photonion, CTM, Institute for Baltic Research Warnemünde and IOPAN.