Hydrographical, geochemical and biological investigations (WP3)


  • Hydrographical acquisition: measurements of 3D current velocity and thermohaline water structure, near-bottom turbulence, and vertical and horizontal microstructure.
  • Geo- and hydrochemical acquisition: Sampling of water and sediments for study the background features and local anomalies of chemical properties (including natural elements and toxic anthropogenic matters) typical for each dumpsite.
  • Microbiological acquisition: sampling of water and sediments for study the background features and local anomalies of the total number of micro-organisms, the number of micro-organisms tolerant to products of Mustard hydrolysis and capable to Mustard destruction.
  • Chemical acquisition: optimization and validation of methods for trace level CWA analysis to match and, where possible, exceed the highest international standards, screening of defined chemical warfare agents (CWAs) in water and sediment samples; semi-quantitative analysis of identified CWAs in water and sediment samples;

Partners in charge

Shirshov Institute of Oceanology - Atlantic Branch (SIO)

  • Vadim Pak
  • Emelian Emelyanov
  • Victor Zhurbas

Saint-Petersburg Scientific Research Center of Ecological Safety (SRCES)

  • Nadezda Medvedeva
  • Yulia Polyak

Scientific and Productin Association "Typhoon" (TYPH)

  • Yuri SavinLenin
  • Tatiana Sazykina
  • Ildus Khalikov

Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN)

  • Paula Vanninen
  • Martin Söderström


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In Bornholm over
35.000 tons were
dumped in water
depths ranging
between 70 and 120 m.