SERDP hosted an informal workshop on the burial and mobility modeling of munitions in the underwater environment. The purpose of the workshop was to enable SERDP project teams to:

  1. Hear from DoD munitions response managers about the day-to-day issues they face
  2. Collaboratively share research progress with peers
  3. Identify needs for integration of observations and modeling efforts
  4. Define a pathway forward
  5. Clearly state the product expected to culminate from all relevant project efforts. 

The lead Principal Investigator (PI) for each SERDP project in attendance at the workshop provided an overview of their work. Three presentations focused on burial and mobility modeling and three presentations focused on field and laboratory measurements. The breakout discussion utilized a series of questions provided by the coordinating committee. The 15 attendees represented 10 institutions including universities, research institutes, and the military Services. Results and discussion from the workshop, as well as topics recommended for future research, can be found in the Workshop Report.