A large amount of ‘behind the scenes’ work takes place in the dredging and maritime infrastructure construction industry. As a result, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC)  has created two awards – the Young Author Award and the IADC Safety Award.

Young Author Award

The IADC Young Author Award is presented at selected conferences to authors under the age of 35 whose research has contributed significantly to the literature on dredging.

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The IADC Safety Award is intended to encourage the development of safety skills on the job and to reward people and companies demonstrating diligence in safety awareness in the performance of their profession.  The Award will recognise the exceptional safety performance of a particular project, ship, team or employees. Innovation is also an essential quality for the Award. As such, the innovative elements and new methodology and/or techniques of a nomination is also taken into consideration.

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