After World War II at least 50 000 tons of chemical weapns (CW) were dumped In the Baltic Sea. The most important dumpsites are located in the Lille Belt, near the island of Bornholm, and in the Gotland basin.
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The project

The MERCW project aims to model the environmental risks related to chemical weapons dumped in the Baltic Sea. The project carries out focused research and technology developments on the Bornholm dumpsite.
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The ecological risk value (ERV) of the modelled risks will be assessed for marine ecosystems and people. Innovative visualisation, Virtual Reality technology
and interactive data
analysis will be applied
and an indicator concept
for use in decision-making based on the DPSIR-concept will be developed.
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