Melbourne Study Underway

Cardno’s marine and freshwater ecology group is currently undertaking statistical analyses and reporting of ‘sponge garden’ habitat in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Heads.

The work will determine the trajectory of recovery of the habitat affected by dredging associated with the deepening of the entrance channel into Port Phillip.

Cardno will examine images collected by Professional Diving Services and will complete the post-dredge monitoring, including that undertaken four years ago by Cardno.

The company has had a significant involvement in the channel deepening project, providing services in a range of marine science disciplines from 2002 to this final step, including hydrodynamics, sediment transport and water quality measurements and modelling, field collection of marine sediment samples, laboratory identifications of marine animals in sediments, statistical analysis and reporting and peer review of marine ecology studies.

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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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