Establishing a Stone-dumping Process for Constructing Artificial Under sea Ridges
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
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
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
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
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.

Local Sediment Management at Leeward-Going-Through in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Local Sediment Management at Leeward-Going-Through in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

The IADC Award winning paper explains how widening and improving the severely eroded Emerald Beach shoreline required recognition of local interests in tourism and fishing, and cooperation between property owners, government, environmental groups and dredge contractors.

Sediment Resuspension and Cycling due to Wave Groups
Sediment Resuspension and Cycling due to Wave Groups

Predicting the transport of sediments in nearshore environments and their affect on coastal stability is essential. This paper, reporting on field experiments in this subject, won the IADC Young Authors Award at COPEDEC IV in Sri Lanka.

The Exploitation of Cockle Shells
The Exploitation of Cockle Shells

At the CEDA Dredging Days conference "Specialist Dredging Techniques, Inspiring Dredging Solutions", an IADC Young Authors Award was presented to a research paper on environmentally sensitive cockle dragheads.