To stimulate the promotion of new ideas and to encourage the younger men or women working in the dredging industry and related fields, the IADC has instituted the IADC Young Author Award.
Each year at selected conferences, the IADC grants awards for the best papers written by authors younger than 35 years of age. In each case the Conference Paper Committee is asked to recommend a prize-winner whose paper makes a significant contribution to the literature on dredging and related fields. The purpose of the IADC Award is “to stimulate the promotion of new ideas and encourage younger men and women in the dredging industry”. The winner of an IADC Award receives €1,000 and a certificate of recognition and the paper may then be published in Terra et Aqua, IADC’s quarterly journal.
The next IADC Young Author Award will be presented in 2017.
Lucas Silveira, manager of Coastal & Ports Engineering of CB&I, a Brazilian consultancy firm, won the IADC Young Author Award at the PIANC-COPEDEC IX conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for his paper, “Integrated Method for the Development of Optimal Channel Dredging Project – Case Study: Terminal Portuário do Mearim”. The paper will be published in IADC’s dredging journal, Terra et Aqua.
Terms of Reference
The subject matter of the paper must be related to dredging and reclamation in its widest sense, including operations, research, environmental aspects, management, financing and economic aspects, production control and equipment design/developments.
At the final date of the submission of the paper to the conference, the main author(s) should not be more than 35 years of age.
In the case of two or more authors jointly submitting a paper, the author(s) under 35 years may nevertheless be eligible for the award if they have done a significant part of the work.
The papers will be reviewed and graded autonomously by the Conference/Paper Committee of the selected conference. The two to four papers will then be sent to the IADC for selection of the winning paper.
The Conference Paper Committee is under no obligation to nominate an author for the award should they be of the opinion that none of the entries are of a high enough standard.
The IADC is under no obligation to accept the nominations of the Conference Paper Committee if they do not consider the selected papers to be of a level deemed necessary by the IADC.
The award will consist of a certificate and sum of € 1,000.- per paper. In the case of more than one author this amount will be shared amongst the authors.
With the exception of the Conference Proceedings the IADC reserves the right of first publication, without payment of authorship fees, of any awarded paper. The paper can be published in full, in summary or in condensed form in any publication the IADC may select, preferably in “Terra et Aqua”.
Permission to be published will be requested from the Conference. However, the IADC cannot be held responsible or liable for infringement by the authors of these papers of copyrights of third parties, or any such use by the authors of restricted material or information.
The aim is to grant the award at least once a year to a suitable paper. If no paper has been found suitable in any given year, the award will not be granted.
IADC Young Author Award Winners
François De Keuleneer, an environmental engineer at Dredging International NV, an operating company of DEME Group, won the 2016 IADC Young Author Award at WODCON XXI in Miami, Florida.
De Keuleneer’s research paper, “Luxeal – The Easy to Handle Aquitard” that won him the prize was written with two other colleagues.
Rudy Helmons at CEDA Dredging Days 2015 conference at Ahoy Rotterdam on 6 November, 2015, for his paper "Modelling The Effect of Water Depth on Rock Cutting Processes with the Use of Discrete Element Method".
C. Maglio, K. Townsend, R. Thomas, D. Thornton, J. Miller, T. Campbell, L. Lin, S. Willey and E. Wood at the 33rd PIANC World Congress, San Francisco, California, June 1-5, 2014 for “Reducing Shoaling in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Erosion of Barrier Islands along West Galveston Bay”.
Max Radermacher at WODCON XX, Brussels, Belgium, June 7, 2013 for “The Art of Screening, Effectiveness of Silt Screens”.
Arnaud Verschelde at the CEDA Dredging Days, Abu Dhabi, December 13, 2012 for “Erosion Behaviour of a Draghead”.
Darshana T. Dassanayake at the PIANC COPEDEC, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, February 24, 2012, for “Important Engineering Properties of Geotextile Sand Containers and their Effect on the Hydraulic Stability of GSC Structures”.
Brianne Cohen at the WEDA XXXI / TAMU 42 Annual Dredging Conference & Exhibition, Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, June 5-8, 2011 for “Reducing Shoaling in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Erosion of Barrier Islands along West Galveston Bay”.
Yoshiyuki Haseyama at WODCON, Beijing, China, September 8-12, 2010 for “Establishing a stone-dumping process for constructing manmade undersea ridges”.
Kaitlin McCormick at WEDA 30/TAMU 41, Puerto Rico, June 6-9, 2010 for “Masonville Dredged Material Containment Facility: Environmental Planning, Compliance and Compensatory Mitigation”.
Suze Ann Bakker at PIANC MMX, Liverpool, UK, May 10-14, 2010 for “Uncertainty Analysis of the Mud Infill Prediction of the Olokola LNG Approach Channel”.
Jelmer Braaksma at CEDA Dredging Days, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, November 4-6 2009 for “Estimating the immeasurable: Soil properties”.
Stephanie Janssen at the CEDA Dredging Days, Antwerp, Belgium, October 1-3 2008, for “Conceptual Model for Partnering in the Dredging Industry”.
Ali Dastgheib at the PIANC COPEDEC VII, February 2008, Dubai, UAE for “Process-based Modelling of Megascale Equilibrium Conditions in Tidal Basins”.
Stefan G.J. Aarninkhof at the CEDA Dredging Days 2007 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for “The day after we stop dredging: A world without sediment plumes?”.
Stéphanie M. Doorn-Groen at WODCON XVIII, Orlando, Florida, USA, May 27- June 1, 2007 for paper: "Environmental Monitoring and Management of Reclamations Works Close to Sensitive Habitats".
Khalid El Khaldi at the CEDA African Section Dredging Days, Tangiers, Morocco, November 2006 for “Morphological and diachronic study of the lagoon of Sidi Moussa”.
Carmen Casado-Martínez at the 31st PIANC Congress, Estoril, Portugal, May 2006 for “Sediment toxicity assessment in ports affected by metallic pollution”.
Andreas Wurpts at the CEDA Dredging Days, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November 2005 for “A Study on Analysing Changes in the BottomTopography at dredged material disposal sites and the interaction between disposed matter and the surrounding density currents”.
Leaf Erickson at the 25th WEDA Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 2005 for “Case study on local sediment management at leeward-goingthrough in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos”.
Elijah Ohimain at the World Dredging Congress (WODCON), Hamburg, Germany, September 2004 for “Environmental impacts of dredging in the Niger Delta”.
M. Zwanenburg at the CEDA Dredging Days, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, November 2003 for “The Exploitation of Cockle Shells”.
S. Kularatne at COPEDEC, Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 2003 for “Sediment Re-suspension And Cycling To Wave Groups”.
C. Biar at the CEDA Dredging Days, Casablanca, Morocco, October 2002 for “Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for modelling sediment transport and deposition in harbours”.
S. Vandijcke at the 30th PIANC-AIPCN Congress, Sydney, Australia, September 2002 for “Dredging stiff to very stiff clay in the Wielingen, using the DRACULA® System on a hopper dredger”.
Jasmin Ambrose at WODCON XVI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2001 for “Displacement filling at Lumut, Sg. Dinding, Malaysia”.
Alwin Albar at the WEDA XX Conference, Rhode Island, USA. June 2000 for his paper: “Effect of various terminal velocity equations on the result of friction loss calculation”.
Nicola Sullivan at the CEDA Dredging Days, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, November 1999 for “The use of agitation dredging, water injection dredging and sidecasting in the UK”.
Akinori Sakamoto at WODCON XV, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 1998 for “Cement and soft mud mixing technique using compressed air-mixture pipeline: efficient solidification at a disposal site”.
Martin Kussmaul at the International Conference on Contaminated Sediments, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, September 1997 for “Emissions of porewater compounds and gases from the subaquatic sediment disposal site ‘Rodewischhafen’, Hamburg harbour”.
Stefaan Vandycke at the 11th International Harbour Congress, Antwerp, Belgium, June 1996 for “New developments in environmental dredging: From scoop to sweep dredge”.
V. Matousek at WODCON XIV, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, November 1995 for “Solids transportation in a long pipeline connected with a dredge”.
N.C. Evans at the AAPH Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 1994 for “Effects of dredging and dumping on the marine environment of Hong Kong”.
A.R. Mohammed at the CEDA Dredging Days, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, November 1993 for “A low cost dredging device: a laboratory and field study”.
S. Becker at WODCON XIII, Bombay, India, April 1992 for “The closing process of Clamshell dredges in water-saturated sand”.
K. van Craenenbroeck and M. Vantorre at the CEDA/PIANC Conference 1991, Antwerp, Belgium, November 1991 for “Navigation in muddy areas: establishing the navigable depth in the port of Zeebrugge”.
S.A. Miedema at WODCON XII, Orlando, Florida, USA, May 1989 for the paper: “The cutting forces in saturated sand of a seagoing cutter suction dredger”.
T. Blokland at the CEDA Dredging Days, Hamburg, September 1988 for “Determination of dredging-induced turbidity”.
J. Marco Groot at the CEDA Dredging Days, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, November 1987 for “Criteria for the backfilling of excavated trenches for pipelines, transmission lines and immersed tunnels”.