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The Society for Counter-Ordnance Technology invites all who are concerned with the technologies or practices involved in countering mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) wherever such may be found or with humanitarian demining throughout the world to join in our objective to promote technology, communication, and to stimulate academic and industrial research and development of promising emergent technology. SCOT is an international organization with an international Board of Directors.
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Proposed 2009 S&T Symposium plans have been withdrawn.
Eighth International Symposium on Technology and the Mine Problem
May 6-8, 2008
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
Monterey, CA

1. The Naval Postgraduate School, the Office of Naval Research, and the Program Executive Officer,Littoral and Mine Warfare, are pleased to announce the Eighth International Symposium on Technology and the Mine Problem at Monterey, California, May 6-8, 2008.

2. We are also pleased to announce that Commander, Naval Mine and Anti-submarine Warfare Command has agreed to become an operational sponsor and that we shall also again have strong emphasis on aspects of Port Security.

3. This preliminary announcement constitutes a call for scientific papers.

4. The focus of this symposium is emerging technologies that have potential application to naval mine countermeasures, land countermine (including neutralization of controlled landmines and standoff influence landmines) and detection and neutralization of unexploded ordnance. The symposium is unclassified and foreign participation is expected.

5. A recent Navy "Innovation Day" identified the following areas in which technological applications are needed:

a. To conduct operational testing of the Unmanned Surface Sweep System (US3).

b. Providing contingency capability to dedicated airborne mine countermeasures.

c. Increasing the operational data collection and observance during AMCM flights, or conducting additional flights, to enable the fleet to qualify the OAMCM systems as contingency systems for use on the MH-53Es and thus [provide] additional capability to the fleet.

d. Applying some mine countermeasures systems to supporting capabilities such as anti-submarine warfare.

e. Possible enhancement to the mine warfare environmental decision aids library (MEDAL).

6. Needs in countering landmines and related weapons. It is plain that the technological needs lie in the following areas:

a. Ahead of vehicle detection, neutralization, or avoidance capabilities; i.e. standoff neutralization.

b. Robotic or remotely operated long endurance, recoverable devices.

c. Area Surveillance in and around linear assets such as roads, rail, lines, electrical distribution grid and pipelines.

7. In the operational theaters the battle of measure versus countermeasure places a high premium on the prompt interpretation and dissemination of information and intelligence. These matters are probably not suitable topics at this unclassified symposium.

8. A subject-area reminder, Enabling Technologies. Such topics are very appropriate for this symposium. Of particular interest are the technologies, such as nano-technology, that enable miniaturization or that contribute to endurance of mobile systems or to the command and control of ensembles of robots or remotely operated systems. What can we learn from the Martian rover experience? For that matter, what can we adapt from the experience in space with remote sensing?

9. The Organizing Committee welcomes suggestions or proposals for other specific technological subjects.

10. Milestones. This is a refereed symposium. Extended abstracts, 850-1000 words, are requested by Dec. 15, 2007. Final papers are requested by March 1, 2008. The point of contact is Carol at DMC Companies, Monterey, Ca. The e-mail is carol@dmccompanies.com. Detailed instructions regarding paper formats, etc, will be posted on the MINWARA and SCOT websites.

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Over the last ten years, several conferences and workshops have been organized in many places, in Europe and in the USA, for promoting the exchange of technical know-how and practical experience. These conferences have contributed to the removal of some impediments to progress, to the creation of a scientific community dedicated to getting rid of the worldwide mine problem, and to the agreement on strong international commitments.

Previous conferences
Seventh International Symposium on Technology and the Mine Problem
May 2-5, 2006
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
Monterey, CA

The Seventh Monterey International Symposium on Technology and the Mine Problem is planned for May 2-5, 2006. The theme of this year's symposium will be MINES, IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES (IED's), and HARBOR PROTECTION/PORT SECURITY. We will continue our emphasis on technology and technical research that contribute to major systems applications in mine technology, naval mine warfare, land mine warfare, humanitarian demining, and unexploded ordnance (UXO) site remediation. The existing daily threat presented by IED's and the clearly recognized need for improved Naval Port Security and Harbor Protection demand that we broaden our scope to include the technologies and technical research that are focused on these real world asymmetric near term challenges.
Call for papers, more info in the Mine Lines August 2005 issue (PDF).
Sixth Monterey International Symposium on Technology and the Mine Problem
May 9-13, 2004
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
Monterey, CA

The Sixth Monterey International Symposium on Technology and the Mine Problem is planned for May 9-13, 2004. We will continue our primary emphasis on technology and technical research, contributing to major systems applications in mine technology, naval mine warfare, land mine warfare, humanitarian demining, and unexploded ordnance (UXO) site remediation.
Call for papers, more info in the Mine Lines July 2003 issue (PDF).
EUDEM2
September 15-18, 2003,
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
An International Conference on the Requirements and Technologies for Demining and the Removal/Neutralization of Unexploded Ordnance

We hereby would like to invite you to have a look at the EUDEM2-SCOT web pages. EUDEM2-SCOT 2003
Fifth International Symposium on Technology and the Mine Problem
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA 93943
April 22-25, 2002
Second Australian-American Joint Conference on the Technologies of Mines and Mine Countermeasures, Sydney, Australia March 27-29, 2001

The Defence Science and Technology Organisation, D.S.T.O., and the Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.) announce the Second Conference that will be held in Sydney, March 27-29, 2001. Official Co-sponsors include the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division, and the Mine Warfare Association.

For more information check the DSTO Conference Web Site., Australia
QUICK LOOK SUMMARY of the FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TECHNOLOGY AND THE MINE PROBLEM

March 12-16, 2000
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL, MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, USA
  1. Keynote Speech by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James L. Jones, USMC
  2. Banquet Address by the Honorable Dale Gerry
  3. Address by Rear Admiral Alfred G. Harms, USN
Publications
ANNOUNCEMENT: MINWARA and SCOT are pleased to announce the publication of

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY TO DEMINING
An Anthology of Scientific Papers 1995-2005
by Albert M. Bottoms and Dr. Clyde Scandrett

The Publisher, SCOT, has made arrangements with Abrego Print of Monterey, Ca, for the distribution of additional sets on a print-on-demand basis and at a cost of $225 per set including the DVD, handling, and postage. Expedited shipment is $25 additional. A hard-bound set is also available for an additional $100 per set totalling $325.

Please remit in US$ by cash, money order, or credit card (US Gov't, AMEX, VISA, or Master Card) to:

ABREGO Print and Copy
c/o Kevin Kennoyer
528 Abrego
Monterey, CA 93940

Telephone: (831)333-9036
email: info@abregoprint.com
website: http://www.abregoprint.com
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