This paper was written by Marco Gatto, 2 November 2014. The aim of this article is to contribute to a better understanding of the different types of socio-economic effects produced by reclamation projects, and hence to a more appropriate assessment of the overall value of reclamation based investments. Port cities have long been struggling to accommodate urban growth, given the difficulties of finding space within ge
The report provides the general concept of ecosystem services and the overall considerations on its use in the context of dredging projects.
An extensive study on accuracies in dredging and stone dumping works provides information for those who make the contract specifications or monitor the works.