The 2021 NATO UDWG was due to take place in Athens, Greece
Due to the continuing threat of COVID 19 it is regretted that
this meeting will not take place.
It is hoped that a meeting will take place in May/June 2022 in Padova, Italy.
Full details will appear here as soon as confirmation has been received.
What is the NATO UDWG?
NATO Underwater Working Group (UDWG)
The UDWG standardises Diving Techniques, Clearance Diving Operations, Amphibious Warfare Operations, Ship’s Diver Operations, Salvage Operations, Underwater Construction Operations, Equipment and Table Validation Procedures, Medical Guidance for Diving Operations and Diving and Seabed Operations below 50 metres
UDWG staffs proposals for operational standardisation in all aspects of military Underwater Diving including:-
· Diving Techniques
· Clearance Diving Operations
· Amphibious Warfare Operations
· Ship’s Diver Operations
· Salvage Operations
· Underwater Construction Operations
· Equipment and Table Validation Procedures
· Medical Guidance for Diving Operations
· Diving and Seabed Operations below 50 metres
UDWG has two committees:
Medical Committee – consists of naval medical officers and civilian specialists who examine the field of diving medicine
Equipment & Systems (E&S) Committee – responsible for diving equipment related problems and identifies patterns that may be associated with improper design or use. Researches new equipment/services available commercially and presents to the UDWG Conference.
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