Andy Smith
MIne-action specialist
 
Publications



Many of the following publications are either on this site, or can be accessing as a webpage by clicking on the link. If you have trouble getting to them, email me to ask: EMAIL me.

Demining accident records online
Andy Smith 1997-2014

Using accident records for training
Andy Smith 2012

The UN and demining - my experience
Andy Smith 2010

UK's debt to Libya over explosives
Andy Smith 2009

IMAS and its 2009 PPE Requirements
Andy Smith 2009

Wearing blast goggles instead of blast visors
Andy Smith 2009

Reducing areas, "Resurvey", Land Release
Andy Smith 2007

Trials comparing manual demining methods
Andy Smith 2004

Trials comparing various manual demining methods
Andy Smith 2005

Why military demining is not Humanitarian Demining
Andy Smith 2005

A dialogue about the past decade
Andy Smith 2005

ARESA "red plants" and the con goes on*
Andy Smith 2005

Raking it all up after ten years (JMU Journal of Mine Action 2005)
Andy Smith 2005

Crunching data from the Database of Accidents*
Andy Smith 2005

Using the database of demining accidents
Andy Smith 2005

IMAS and its PPE Requirements
Andy Smith 2004

Risk assessments in the field (IND Mozambique)

Metal-detector Handbook for Humanitarian Demining Pub EU, 2003, ISBN 92-894-6236-1. Distributed by UNMAS, GICHD, ITEP and the EU.
Available as a download *.pdf file. Go to: - http://www.itep.ws This book was written by Dieter Guelle, Thomas Bloodworth, Adam Lewis and myself. I became heavily involved when it became clear that many deminers (and their trainers) do not know how to get the best from the latest metal-detectors.

What use is a database of demining accidents? Andy Smith 2002. James Madison University, Journal of Mine Action , Issue 6.2, Summer 2002, James Madison University, Virginia USA. http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/index/index.htm

Developing safer demining handtools in Zimbabwe: Andy Smith 2002. James Madison University, Journal of Mine Action , Issue 6.2, Summer 2002, James Madison University, Virginia USA. http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/index/index.htm

Myths, Mines, and Ground Clearance: Andy Smith 2003, James Madison University, Journal of Mine Action, Issue 7.2, Summer 2003, James Madison University, Virginia USA. http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/index/index/past.htm

IMAS and PPE Requirements: Andy Smith 2003, James Madison University, Journal of Mine Action , Issue 7.1, Spring 2003, James Madison University, Virginia USA. http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/index/index.htm

Need to know? Mine Action education resources: Andy Smith 2002, James Madison University, Journal of Mine Action , Issue 6.3, Fall 2002, James Madison University, Virginia USA. http://www.maic.jmu.edu/journal/6.3/features/smith/smith.htm

Accidents and incidents in Humanitarian Demining (HD), the need to collect accurate records for meaningful analysis, Andy Smith, May 2002. Paper for Third European-American Workshop on Reliability of NDE and Demining, NDE, September 2002.

What use is a database of demining accidents? Andy Smith 2002. James Madison University, Journal of Mine Action , Issue 6.2, Summer 2002, James Madison University, Virginia USA. http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/index/index.htm

Driving the HD machine in the African Bush: Andy Smith 2002. James Madison University, Journal of Mine Action , Issue 6.2, Summer 2002, James Madison University, Virginia USA. http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/index/index.htm

Database of Demining Accidents - Andy Smith 2001: Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) 2002: a CD database of incidents that have occurred in HD (including incident reports) from the Gulf to the present. CD available to demining researchers from GICHD at no cost [no longer available.] An online version of the DDAS is currently under construction.

Mined Area Indicators - Angola, a training resource - Andy Smith, September 2001: Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, GoldenWestHF@aol.com GWHF, USA 2000: An edited version is now on this website.

PPE Needs for the Field - Andy Smith, DTIF Journal, July 2001: http://maic.jmu.edu/dtif/Conferences/Vancouver/toc.html

Mined Area Indicators - Mozambique, a training resource - Andy Smith, January 2001: Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, GoldenWestHF@aol.com GWHF, USA 2000

The facts on protection needs in humanitarian demining - Andy Smith, edited loosely. James Madison University, Journal of Mine Action , Issue 4.2, Summer 2000, Virginia, USA - http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/4.2/Focus/PN/protectneeds.htm Translated into Spanish by OAS at http://www.upd.oas.org/demining/relatedarticles.htm
Online: ISSN 1533-6905 Print: ISSN 1533-9440

Injuries that occur in Humanitarian Demining - Andy Smith 2000, Landmine Monitor Report 2000, p1074, Human Rights Watch, USA. Email lm@icbl.org

Development and demonstration of protective equipment items for use in Humanitarian Demining - Andy Smith, US Army RDEC CECOM NVESD, Washington, USA, April 2000

Observations & Inferences - Reflections on the AVS Database of Demining Incident Victims - included with the software, Andy Smith, AVS, June 1999. Published by Mines Action Canada at http://www.minesactioncanada.org/techdocuments/deminerinjury.html

Database of Demining Incident Victims - Vols 1-3 - US Army RDEC CECOM NVESD, Andy Smith, June 1999.

Something is rotten in the state of demining - paper presented at (and in proceedings of) SWEDEC & Nordic Demining Research Forum conference, Sweden, 8-10 June 1999.

Training and certification - paper presented at (and in proceedings of) SWEDEC & Nordic Demining Research Forum conference, Sweden, 8-10 June 1999.

Demining incidents in Bosnia Herzegovina, US Army RDEC CECOM NVESD, Andy Smith, June 1999.

Demining incidents in Cambodia, US Army RDEC CECOM NVESD, Andy Smith, March 1999.

Demining incidents in Southern Africa, US Army RDEC CECOM NVESD, Andy Smith, January 1999.

Demining incidents in Afghanistan, US Army RDEC CECOM NVESD, Andy Smith, September 1998.

Standards and Safety in Humanitarian Demining - paper presented at (in proceedings of) conference entitled "Standards & Measures of Success" James Madison University, 4-7 October 1998.

Myths, Mines and Ground Clearance (paper 1) - Journal of Humanitarian Mine clearance, James Madison University, Issue 2.3 October 1998, Virginia, USA - http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/2.3/features/future.htm Online: ISSN 1533-6905 Print: ISSN 1533-9440

The future of Humanitarian Demining - Journal of Humanitarian Mine clearance, James Madison University, Issue 2.3 October 1998, Virginia, USA - http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/2.3/features/future.htm Online: ISSN 1533-6905 Print: ISSN 1533-9440

Current situation and perceived needs for head and face protection in humanitarian demining - in proceedings of "The design and Integration of Helmet Systems" Conference held at the Sheraton Tara Hotel, Framingham, MA, USA on 2-5th Dec 1997: Journal of Humanitarian Mine clearance, James Madison University, Feb 1998, Virginia, USA - http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/2.1/smith.htm Online: ISSN 1533-6905 Print: ISSN 1533-9440

A Critical Design Study on Body Armour Aprons - University of Western Australia, January 1998: Andy Smith

There are no deminers at this conference - presented at (in proceedings of) A Global Ban on Landmines: treaty signing and Mine Action Forum, Ottawa, Canada December 1-4 1997.

Introducing regionally manufactured demining visors to Southern Africa - Sir Halley Stewart trust, UK, Andy Smith, 1997.

Sustainable methods for clearing landmines after conflicts - Royal Engineers Journal August 1996 (Vol 110, No.2) p160, Dr T.H.Thomas & Andy Smith.

Shields and Visors for local manufacture - University of Warwick DTU, UK, Technical Release 40, Andy Smith, 1996.

A demining study in Mozambique: November 1995 - University of Warwick DTU, UK, Working Paper 48, Andy Smith, 1995.