The North Sea is littered with thousands of ship and aircraft wrecks, over a million tonnes of munitions including unexploded ordnance, and chemical warfare agents. This poses dangers to marine wildlife and human activities such as wind farm construction.
Based on their investigations, the project warns that time is running out to deal with war munitions littered across the North Sea floor that are leaking toxic substances.
North Sea Wrecks worked with the OSPAR Commission and relevant national authorities to ensure their findings were taken on board. The project also travelled with a popular exhibition attended by 8,000 visitors in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands in the past year.