The CEDA Dredging Days 2015 conference is scheduled for 5-6 November 2015, at Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and will be held in conjunction with Europort 2015.
The conference and exhibition will address innovative dredging solutions for ports and the organizers are inviting abstract submissions on the theme from experts in the field.
Dredging and the management of sediments are key elements in the sustainable development and operation of most ports. There is a growing call for them to become greener, more environmentally aware, and more responsible with regard to operations.
As a result, innovative and cost-effective solutions that meet both economic and environmental objectives, and offer opportunities for enhancing or creating natural ecosystems around the port, are increasingly important.
Achieving this will need advanced dredging technology, and a thorough understanding of the natural processes around ports including the effects of climate change.
The need for more sustainable processes has led to the event’s focus on innovative dredging solutions for ports and it will present the latest technical and scientific developments. In addition, CEDA Dredging Days 2015 will cover best practices, relating to maintenance and capital dredging in ports and access channels, and the management of sediments including the sediment balance of the broader port environment.
CEDA Dredging Days 2015 will include a special Academic Session designed to give young dredging professionals the opportunity to present papers to the conference on any dredging subject.
Abstract submissions for the conference are invited from experts working in port authorities, institutions, universities, engineering consultants, government agencies, dredging contractors and manufacturers.
The Technical Papers and Program Committee is particularly interested in papers presenting novel solutions and approaches leading to and/or demonstrating win-win solutions that meet the objectives of the port developer/operator and environmental stakeholders.
All papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the conference proceedings.