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CEDA Iberian Conference 2016 showcased highly innovative solutions and proactive approaches

At the end of October the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) co-hosted a conference, with the Portuguese Engineers Association (OE) in Lisbon. The CEDA Iberian Conference: Dredging for sustainable port development, had over 120 participants, and addressed key topics relevant to the success of port dredging and sediment management projects, with a focus on the Iberian Peninsula.

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“Portuguese and Spanish professionals in the field of dredging and port construction initiated this event, inspired by increasing environmental and societal demands on the preparation and implementation of marine infrastructure projects. CEDA was delighted to accept the invitation to organise this unique gathering” – said Polite Laboyrie, CEDA President.

Reflecting on the presentations Professor Aarninkhof highlighted the balanced nature of the contributions. He said ”.. it was very pleasing that many of the talks presented highly innovative approaches, solutions and technologies including the application of the ecosystems services framework in practice; LNG fuelled hoppers; the airless overflow; operational environmental monitoring including modelling and the use of drones; and sustainable maintenance strategies for beaches and estuaries.”

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CEDA Iberian Conference 2016: Press release
21 November 2016
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