IADC and CEDA decided to presentÂ Environmental Aspects of Dredging courseÂ in Abu Dhabi on December 10-11 â€“ just prior to CEDA Dredging Days on December 12-13 â€“ giving added value to both events and allowing participants to maximise the benefits of travelling only once to this region for two great reasons.
Environmental Aspects of Dredging course will again be organised under the sponsorship of the National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC), in co-operation with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) Abu Dhabi at their superb, high-tech premises.
Why study the environment and dredging?
According to course leader Gerard van Raalte of Royal Boskalis Westminster, â€śUnderstanding the ecosystem is essential. It not only helps mitigate potential negative impacts, but also improves and enhances the wider project environment â€“ something that each dredging project should seek to achieveâ€ť.
The Training Course is based on the book â€śEnvironmental Aspects of Dredgingâ€ť, edited by Nick Bray and produced and published as a joint effort by the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and Taylor & Francis in 2008.
In-depth lectures and workshop sessions are enhanced by the up-to-date knowledge and vast experience of the course leaders, who are well known professionals in the dredging industry. The workshops are conducted in small groups, where participants are confronted with dredging projects closely resembling real-life dredging situations. These hands-on sessions are always one of the most popular features according to attendees.
Dredging Today Staff, July 27, 2012; Image: IADC