The 2021 NATO UDWG was due to take place in July
in Athens, Greece.
Due to the continuing threat of COVID 19 this meeting
has not been confirmed.
As soon as official information is to hand, it will be posted here.
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.