Belgium: EMSAGG Conference Set for June 20

EMSAGG Conference Set for June 20

The 4th EMSAGG conference will take place on 20th and 21st June 2012 at Thermae Palace, Ostend, Belgium. The conference builds on the success of the three previous conferences delivered by EMSAGG. The last conference was held in Rome in 2009 and attracted delegates from across Europe including Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

EMSAGG has facilitated information and knowledge sharing in the industry since 1998. It identifies and disseminates developments and information that is needed and enables wider interest groups to participate in knowledge sharing and discussion of these issues. The benefits of being involved include the improved communication and understanding of the latest developments and issues in the industry as well as opportunities to network with influential policy and decision makers.

“EMSAGG is pleased to contribute to its aim of disseminating information and encouraging the exchange of ideas across different disciplines involved in marine sand and gravel. This international conference will allow delegates to gain an understanding of the latest environmental, technical, regulatory, economic and future issues for marine sand and gravel and to share experiences and thoughts with international peers. An exciting programme with presentations from leading figures from all over Europe, and discussion sessions provide an effective means of gaining information and contacts within this area,” said the organisers of the event, the European Marine Sand & Gracel group.

The list of attendants:

– dredging and aggregate companies,

– regulators,

– environmental organisations,

– conservation bodies,

– marine aggregate users,

– other users of the sea bed,

– planners,

– consultants,

– national government representatives,

– coastal and flood defence engineers,

– academic and research institutions.


Dredging Today Staff, March 21, 2012; Image: ciria