Issue 2.2 | June 1998
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Landmine Who's Who

This table lists organizations involved in solving the global landmine problem. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has compiled this list as an aid to persons seeking information on the landmine problem and its potential solutions. LLNL hopes that you will find this list useful, and asks your help in keeping it up-to-date. Visit: http://www.llnl.gov/landmine/landmine_whos_who.html


Landmine Bibliography
The following table contains a bibliography of key print and electronic publications concerning the global landmine problem. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has compiled this list as an aid to persons seeking information on the landmine problem and its potential solutions. In identifying items to be included, LLNL sought only those materials that contributed significant information toward defining the medical, social, economic and political consequences of the landmine problem. Visit: http://www.llnl.gov/landmine/landmine_bibliography.html


What Do Deminers Need?
There are a couple of interesting sites that attempt to capture and categorize the kinds of assistance that deminers in the field are looking for out of the R&D and technology communities.

  1. Dr. James Trevelyan from the University of Western Australia has done a good job with this tough issue at: http://www.mech.uwa.edu.au/jpt/demining/deminer-needs/Default.html.

  2. A Technology Conference at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, in January also produced a "Wish List" from field operators.


International Development Network (IDN)
The IDN has announced its new web site for those interested in issues of international economic development. Visit the site at http://www.idn.org or contact the Director, Christopher L. Byrne at info@idn.org.


CMAC Detector Requirement
The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) has published their 10 March 98 Humanitarian Demining Statement of Operational Requirement (SOR) #00298 for Close-In Mine Detection–Request for Comment. Contact Mr. Sam Sotha at CMAC. P.O. Box 116, Phnom Penh, Cambodia or email he or LtCol Chip Bowness, Chief technical advisor at cancon@forum.org.kh or send a fax inquiry to (international) 855-23-360096. Comments are requested by July 1, 1998, after which the final version will be available.


Humanitarian Demining Training
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research Programme of Correspondence Instruction (UNITAR POCI) offers a self-paced correspondence course entitled "Demining in the Aftermath of War: Preventing Casualties to Peacekeepers and the Population." All course materials are mailed directly to the student and usually arrive within two weeks. The course has 12 lessons students complete on their own through self-study. Each lesson has a quiz with answers available. When students finish all 12 lessons they complete an End-of-Course Examination and submit it by mail, fax, or e-mail. If they pass with 75% they are awarded a Certificate-of-Completion from UNITAR POCI. The enrollment fee is US$95 and covers all costs except the postage to submit the Exam. For more information see the home page at http://www.wm.edu/unpeacek/index.html or write to:
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Programme Of Correspondence Instruction
Box 20475
Dag Hammarskjold Centre
New York, NY 10017-20475



If you have any items of interest to post here, please fax them to (540) 568-8176 or send them to maic@jmu.edu attention News & Notes.

Congrats to Rich Hunt at Lawrence Livermore for taking a good first stab at a tough requirement for a good online contact list and bibliography.