Ecosystem Services: Towards Integrated Maritime Infrastructure Project Assessments
Ecosystem Services: Towards Integrated Maritime Infrastructure Project Assessments

A case study of a tidal marsh restoration project at the PoldersĀ of Kruibeke in Belgium shows how an Ecosystem ServicesĀ assessment can reveal otherwise hidden benefits.

Remediation of the Acid Tar Lagoons at Rieme, Belgium (IADC Safety Award)
Remediation of the Acid Tar Lagoons at Rieme, Belgium (IADC Safety Award)

Working in an extremely toxic and dangerous area demanded unusual, extensive safety methods that went well beyond normal ISO requirements.

Dredged Material as a Resource
Dredged Material as a Resource

Contrary to conventional wisdom, most dredged material is clean, natural product and, far from being a waste, can be an important environmental and economic resource, as shown in two case studies: the rehabilitation of a brownfield at Fasiver, Belgium and the creation of a wetland in Wallasea, UK.

Soft Soil Improvement (SSI) Technique During the Construction of an Underwater Bund Built on Dredged Material in the Doeldock, Antwerp, Belgium

Soft Soil Improvement (SSI) technique is used during the construction of an underwater bund at the Doeldock in Antwerp, Belgium.

Sludge Treatment Centre Fasiver: Sanitation and Redesign of the Site "Eilandje" at Zwijnaarde (Belgium)
Sludge Treatment Centre Fasiver: Sanitation and Redesign of the Site ‘Eilandje’ at Zwijnaarde (Belgium)

The sanitation of a black-point site will provide a much-needed place for the disposal of contaminated dredged material as well as new land for an industrial area.

Chemical Monitoring of Maintenance Dredging Operations at Zeebrugge
Chemical Monitoring of Maintenance Dredging Operations at Zeebrugge

As part of an intensive reasearch project to evaluate the ecological impact of dredging and relocation of material, two differnet techniques were compared.

Environmental Monitoring of Dredging Operations in the Belgian Nearshore Zone
Environmental Monitoring of Dredging Operations in the Belgian Nearshore Zone

As part of the larger Mobag 2000 project, physical, chemical and ecotoxical studies of dredging effects in the harbour at Nieuwpoort were conducted and compared.

New Developments in Environmental Dredging: From Scoop to Sweep Dredge
New Developments in Environmental Dredging: From Scoop to Sweep Dredge

The winner of the 1996 IADC Award, this paper describes one of the recent dredging techniques tested on the Ketelmeer and now being used in the Port of Nieuwpoort, Belgium.