UMBRELLA - Underwater Munitions Baltic REmediation cLuster LeAgue

Project contributing to the Priority Area HAZARDS of the EUSBSR (

A follow-up project of the PA HAZARDS Flagship Project „Assess the need to clean up chemical weapons” (2009-2014).
leader: Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection, Poland. ( project period: 2013-2016

UMBRELLA is a cluster project created to minimize redundancy among projects on dumped chemical munitions in the Baltic Sea region. Its aim is to disseminate knowledge and to promote interdisciplinary approach towards improvement of capacity for research and response regarding the threats of chemical munitions dumped in the Baltic Sea. The website promotes projects, initiatives and organizations, as well as gathers official documents, scientific and press articles, videos and events focused on dumped chemical munitions.

Contact Name: Katarzyna Pirowska
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After the end of World War II, by virtue of the Potsdam Agreement, the arsenal of chemical munitions belonging to the Third Reich was dumped in the sea by the allies. Therefore, most of munitions are located in the Baltic Sea and in the North Sea.

The officially confirmed Baltic dumping sites of chemical munitions are located in the Gotland Deep and Bornholm Deep – while there are reasonable suspicions that munitions were also dumped in other locations.

News & Announcements

HELCOM SUBMERGED 2/2015 meeting

  • Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 (all day)
    Location: Bonn, Germany

    HELCOM SUBMERGED 2/2015 meeting

    2nd Meeting of the HELCOM Expert Group on Environmental…

Briefing in the European Parliament on munitions in the sea

  • Wednesday, 28th January 2015 (all day)
    Location: European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

    Munitions in the Sea. What future for discarded weapons in Europe’s coastal seas and…

Side events to the Nineteenth Session of the Conference of States Parties of the Chemical Weapons Convention

  • Monday, 1st December 2014 (all day)
    Location: OPCW, The Hague, The Netherlands

    The International Dialogue on Dumped Munitions (IDUM) in cooperation with the Ministry of…

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Procedures in PL and EN

Booklet in PL and EN

Guidelines in PL and EN

First aid guidelines

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Contact Us

Katarzyna Pirowska

Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection

Wawelska 52-54 

00-922 Warsaw


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