On 12-13 December CEDA organises its Dredging Days 2012 conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. An optional technical visit will be organised in the afternoon on the second day of the conference. Prospective authors are invited to contribute to the programme. Theme of the conference is â€śVirtue, Venture and Vision in the Coastal Zoneâ€ť.
â€śVirtueâ€ť in this context is environmental awareness. â€śVentureâ€ť is the development of the coast for commercial purposes, benefitting the local and regional economies. â€śVisionâ€ť is the long-term planning development for aesthetic reasons, creating a sustainable future which supports and delights those living and working in the coastal zone.
CEDA Dredging Days have the reputation of being the premier technical forum for presenting and debating new ways of thinking, new innovative approaches, and cutting-edge dredging tools and technology. Representatives of contractors, consultants, universities, research institutes and public authorities working in the fields of dredging, offshore oil and gas production, infrastructure development and trade, and sustainable energy production are invited to submit papers for this yearâ€™s conference, taking account of the concept of â€śVirtue, Venture and Vision in the Coastal Zoneâ€ť.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
â€˘ the offshore oil and gas industry
â€˘ sustainable energy technologies and
â€˘ infrastructure and trade development
Titles and abstracts (maximum 300 words) of papers should be submitted on-line by 1 June 2012.
To complement the conference, a technical exhibition will be located next to the technical session room. The central location of the exhibition area will provide organisations with an excellent opportunity to present their products and services to a select and focused group of international experts and decision-makers. Space is limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Those companies who wish to participate in the exhibition should contact the Conference Secretariat to secure their preferred spot.
Further elements of the two-day programme
A technical visit will be organised to one of the many interesting projects in Abu Dhabi on Thursday 13 December 2012 in the afternoon, hosted by National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC). The accompanying personsâ€™ programme will include visits to places of interest in Abu Dhabi. A reception is planned for Thursday evening.
Dredging Today Staff, April 19, 2012