Halcrow Prize for XBEACH Gravel Model

Robert McCall (coastal morphology expert), Pieter van Geer (coastal engineering expert) of Deltares, Gerd Masselink and Timothy Poate of the University of Plymouth will be awarded the Halcrow Prize for their scientific publication about the XBEACH gravel model.

The new numerical XBEACH gravel model will help agencies working with gravel beaches to improve coastal safety and, where necessary, to improve it.

Although gravel absorbs waves, the beaches are much less safe during storms than they appear.

Gravel beaches are commonly found in countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Argentina, New Zeeland and Japan. But they are also found on the coasts of northern Europe.

The prize will be officially awarded on 9 October 2015 at the annual ICE ceremony in London.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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