Creating a Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure

The Fact Sheet "Creating a Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure” describes how to achieve dredging projects that fulfil primary functional requirements while adding value to the natural and socio-economic system.

LIFE MARINAPLAN PLUS Project: Sustainable marine and coastal seabed management

In June 2019, the research team of the LIFE MARINAPLAN PLUS project began operating the first-of-a-kind demonstration plant installation at the harbour entrance of Marina di Cervia (Italy). Fulfilling the project’s objective to apply at industrial scale a reliable technology for the sustainable management of sediment in marine infrastructures, this technology prevents harbour silting through the use of submerged devices called ‘ejectors’ installed on the seabed.

Beneficial Use of Dredged Material

The Fact Sheet "Beneficial Use of Dredged Material" describes methods and answers questions about how to deal with large quantities of sediments in relation to dredging projects and ecological developments

Ports & Harbours

Ports are infrastructure intended for the purporse of vessels docking to load and unload goods or people. Harbours are bodies of water where ships, boats and barges can be docked. Ports and harbours may be situated along coastal or in-land waterways.

Environmental Monitoring

The Fact Sheet "Environmental Monitoring” describes the methods used to alert dredging contractors to environmental impacts so they can be addressed quickly.

Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure
Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

The book Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure gives state-of-the-art guidance on how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component to project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and contractors.

Webinar: Safety - Vehicle Movements
Safety: Vehicle Movements (on demand)

Presented by Mr Dries de Paepe and Mr Kristof Van Gysel from Jan De Nul, the safety webinar is about Vehicle Movements. Experts in the subject, the speakers will provide insights on how operational control is obtained when dealing with heavy machinery.

‘Can ports face extreme vessel growth by themselves?’
Interview: ‘Can ports face extreme vessel growth by themselves?’

The International Association of Ports and Harbors’s Patrick Verhoeven discusses the major topics facing the world’s ports as they prepare for the future as well as ways ports can adapt to the ever-growing scale increase of ships.