Erosion Behaviour of a Draghead
The IADC Young Author Award-winning paper verifies the agreement between the theoretical calculations for a new toothless draghead and the real situation when the draghead is being used.
Important Engineering Properties of Geotextile Sand Containers
No proper design guidelines based on sound science are available for the design of GSC structures. This IADC Young Author Award paper describes on-going research which aims to remedy this.
Biogeomorphological Interactions on a Nourished Tidal Flat: Lessons Learnt from Building With Nature
Worldwide the total area of tidal flats is decreasing as a result of sea level rise, subsidence by gas extraction and erosion initiated by artificial constructions. This IADC Award winning paper examines whether nourishment programmes might be part of the solution.
Establishing a Stone-dumping Process for Constructing Artificial Undersea Ridges
Winner of the IADC Young Authors Award explains how human–made undersea ridges were used to attract marine life and boost the productivity of Japanese coastal fisheries.
Estimating the Immeasurable: Soil Properties
This IADC Award-winning paper tackles the problem that knowledge of soil properties is essential for an efficient excavation process, but measurement equipment is complex and expensive. Estimation methods using simulators may be the solution.
Depth-Utilization Analysis for Estimating Economic Activity Supported by Dredging
The 2009 IADC Award for the Best Paper by a younger author evaluates how to prioritize channel maintenance dredging to ensure the safety and economic viability of waterborne transportation.
Toxcity Assessments For Dredged Material Characterisation in Ports Affected by Metallic Pollution
At the ports of Cartagena and Huelva, Spain dredged materials are affected by mining activities and require careful examination to aid decision making about disposal, as described by the IADC Award winner at the PIANC Conference in Portugal in May.
Morphodynamic-Numerical Simulations of Dredged Matter Open Disposal
This study analysing changes in the bottom-topography at dredged material disposal sites and the interaction between disposed matter and the surrounding density currents received the IADC Award at the CEDA Dredging Days.