Golden West surveys the Solomon Islands for UXO

Buoyed by the success of its brown water survey work in the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers, the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation has now taken on an even greater challenge: Surveying the coastal waters of the Solomon Islands, where villagers have been living under UXO threat since the end of World War II. The project will focus specifically on shallow waters.

Ebinger, makers of the UPEX 740, have come up with an idea that may render pulse induction devices usable in salt water; testing the new device in the field is one of the goals for the project. Golden West will be using Geosoft’s Oasis montaj and UXO Marine software, as the baseline against which they will judge the results.

The Solomon Islands project is still in its early stages, but it comes at a time of growing attention to similarly affected shallow coastal waters. As clearance activity in these challenging conditions increases, so will the importance of having the real-world performance data being gathered by Golden West.

Read more about Golden West, and how they are innovating to find field supportable UXO survey and clearance solutions that work in developing, post-war countries.

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