Netherlands to host dredging training course in November


A training course entitled ‘Environmental Aspects of Dredging’, aims to provide students with the most current knowledge and thinking around dredging and will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on November 24-25 2014.

The intensive course, lasting two full days, is organised by the Postgraduate Academic Programme (PAO) – part of the Delft University of Technology – and led by industry experts who have the most up-to-date knowledge and experience of the subject.

Modules on the course include: main types of dredging equipment, their environmental effects and possible mitigation measures; an overview of the ‘players’ who may become involved in dredging projects and their perspectives; and pre-dredging site investigations, monitoring and dredged material management.

While studying for the modules, attendees have the option to attend a workshop, where real projects and current case

studies can be analysed. Students can also apply what they have learnt to these real-life scenarios.

The training course is based on the book Environmental Aspects of Dredging that was produced as a joint effort by the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and published by Taylor and Francis in 2008.

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