As specified by the Ramsar Convention, this humid zone on the Moroccan coast is an important and fragile ecological area, therefore understanding of the lagoon-ocean exchanges is urgent.
Geotextile tubes or Geotubes® have been applied in coastal engineering for shore protection and breakwaters, and have been used on land and in shallow water. A new method of filling a continuous Geotube® would allow them to be used in rough and relatively deep water.
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.
In this new study, Cochin, the second largest harbour on the west coast of India, is thoroughly examined for environmental impacts during and after dredging.