Events

2014 Wetlands Youth Summit

The Wetlands Discovery Center, Houma
Aug 22 2014 - Aug 23 2014

This program is supported in part by grants from BTNEP, the Bayou Community Foundation, the Buquet Family Foundation and the Fourchon Oilman’s Association. Students will travel by bus from Houma to Elmer’s Island and Grand Isle State Park/Beach to learn about the importance of our barrier islands, how they are threatened and what is being done to restore them. After visiting other points of interest in the area, students will return to Houma for a seafood social. The next day will be filled with guest speakers and breakout sessions where students can choose to learn more about what most interests them. The students will then be led to develop action plans to address local concerns that can be implemented in their communities upon their return.

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Advanced Delft-FEWS configuration course

Deltares, Delft
Aug 23 2014 -

The advanced configuration course is going in-depth into a number of topics extending the same Delft-FEWS application from the introductionary course through exercises.

  • General Adapter Concept;
  • Gridded data and spatial operations (incl. working with PCRaster);
  • Data manipulation, transformations and interpolations;
  • Ensembles;
  • (On-the-fly) Statistics;
  • Location Attributes;
  • Error modelling (slides only);
  • Live System Aspects;
  • Exercises;
  • Coupling hydrodynamic models (SOBEK), if time allows.

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AAPA XXIII LATIN AMERICAN CONGRESS OF PORTS ARGENTINA 2014

ARGENTINA – Puerto Iguazú, ARGENTINA
Aug 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014

Like every year , this event stands out as the most important business meeting of the sector, in which are presented and discussed major port projects for our continent , being an enabling environment for dialogue , exchange of ideas and knowledge, and as the opportunity to develop new business relationships among port authorities, operators, service providers and marine industry leaders. With a stunning frame of subtropical vegetation, Argentina stands located in a strategic point, bathed by the rivers Parana and Iguazú. Set amidst the triple border between, Brazil and Paraguay, is possible to contemplate from the headquarters hotel the majesty of the geography of the area and associate it with the concept of hemispheric integration that aims to be the main topic of analysis of Congress. The charm of the region is completed by one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World” : Iguazú Falls , impressive freak of nature turned into ” World Heritage ” by UNESCO, made of 275 jumps of up to 70 meters height, spread in crescent shape , which offer a fascinating spectacle. This will, without doubt, be one of the most memorable Latin American Congress of Ports, as a large academic program combined with intense social activity, which commit us to raise awareness about environmental conservation and biodiversity in a protected area of Missionary Jungle.

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Dredging and Reclamation ANZ 2014

Stamford Hotel Brisbane, Brisbane
Aug 26 2014 - Aug 27 2014

The continuous need to build, develop and maintain navigable waterways throughout Australia will continue to drive both capital and maintenance dredging programs. With coastal dredging projects like Abbot Point coal terminal and Gladstone Dredging at the core, it is critical to define dredging scope of works and guidelines for dredging to effectively navigate the process within tight timelines.

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3rd Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2014

The Marmara Taksim Hotel, Istanbul
Sep 3 2014 - Sep 4 2014

The 3rd Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2014 will comprise both a world-class display consisting of 30 international business leaders responsible for global transport and logistics and will be attended by more than 300 senior executives from the world’s leading ports, shippers, cargo owners, shipping lines, freight forwarders, logistics companies, terminal operators, railway operators and port-rail equipment services suppliers.

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5th Annual Conference on DREDGING IN INDIA

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Sep 3 2014 - Sep 4 2014

The mission of the conference is to provide an update on the key trends and development, examine the recent government initiatives, discuss the key issues and challenges, and highlight the opportunities in the sector. The conference will also showcase noteworthy projects and technology solutions.

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River Flow 2014

EPFL, Lausanne
Sep 3 2014 - Sep 5 2014

The conference intends to create an environment for reflection, discussion and exchange of knowledge regarding fluvial hydraulics and river morphology. It is an opportunity to meet, to discuss and to learn about the interaction between water, sediments and structures in natural or built environments. The conference offers scientific presentations, site visits and master classes given by experts from different countries. It further aims to link science with river engineering practice.

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World Port Days

Port of Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 7 2014

The World Port Days traditionally takes place around the Maas River. This World Port event gives insight in Europe’s largest harbor. A wide range of activities is offered to the visitors. There are spectacular stunts on the water and fully organized excursions to one of the many companies located in Rotterdam. During the World Port Days visitors can get a glimpse behind the scenes of the largest harbor of Europe and its industrial area. This large, annual maritime event offers all kind of activities such as ship tours, naval activities, demonstrations, seminars, excursions, exhibitions, music and fireworks.

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Introduction to coastal processes and management

Wallingford, UK
Sep 9 2014 - Sep 10 2014

This two-day course will introduce methods used in designing and planning coastal engineering and management schemes. The risks of coastal flooding and erosion, both in the UK and overseas, will increase as existing man-made defences such as flood embankments and seawalls deteriorate and as a result of sea level rise due to global warming. There are many pressures to develop land close to the sea, and to use its natural resources, for example to provide minerals and renewable energy. However there are constraints on public spending and a growing awareness of the need to preserve the natural coastal environment and to ensure that its management is sustainable.

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3rd Marine & Coastal Engineering Summit

Intercontinental Doha, Doha
Sep 14 2014 - Sep 17 2014

Many of the 35 major ports in the GCC are undergoing expansion to handle a bigger capacity which reflects the ever-growing nature of this industry, and the shift in the direction of trade taking place between the GCC and the world. An estimated allocation of US$36 billion to develop the port infrastructure in the GCC has made it the most attractive region in the world for investment in port developments.

Given the exciting recent developments in the region, the 3rd Marine & Coastal Engineering Summit is taking place from 14-17 September 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, Doha. This summit will promote discussions to facilitate on time delivery of durable and sustainable marine and port structures.

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