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CEDA African Section International Days of Dredging 2018


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Call for papers

CEDA African Section is pleased to invite paper submissions for the next International Days of Dredging, which will take place in Morocco at 25 and 26 October.

At least 60% of the world’s population today lives less than 60km from the coast… and this figure is increasing due to a growing world population, migration, and urbanisation. If unchecked, or poorly managed, the development of coastal areas can lead to serious ecological incidents and socio-economic conflicts. 

The African continent is particularly susceptible to these issues and coastal regions, that also have desert climate features, are the most vulnerable to considerable coastal degradation. As a result, it is now a matter of urgency that design concepts, the installation of maritime facilities, and coastal protection and sustainable development measures, are reviewed.

To address the issues, CEDA African Section has organised this conference, focussing on topics including:

  • New dredging techniques
  • Dredging and development of terrestrial and maritime infrastructures
  • Impacts on the environment
  • Safety and security aboard dredging units

Papers are invited from researchers and practitioners, in the CEDA region, and English and French will be the official languages for the conference. There will be simultaneous translation during the event and the proceeding will be published in both languages.

Paper submissions

An electronic summary of papers, of less than 300 words, can be submitted in either French or English. The preferred format is as a pdf file (RTF and ASCII formats are also acceptable).

All submissions must include the author’s full name, affiliation, full address, phone and fax numbers, and a reliable e-mail address.

Submissions should be sent, before 3 October 2018, to:

Khadija LEGLITI, Conference Secretariat
c/o Drapor Dragage des Ports S.A.
5, Rue Chajarat Addor Quartier Palmier 20100 Casablanca
Phone: +212 5 22 95 91 02 / +212 5 46 43 60
Fax: + 212 5 22 23 47 54 / + 212 5 22 23 26 00
Email: /

The technical committee will examine drafts received and authors will be notified by 18th June 2018. The committee has the right to accept the proposal as either an oral paper or poster presentation. Successful authors will be sent the Authors’ Kit, which contains all the necessary instructions for the final text, registration forms for the conference, and the copyright approval.



Casablanca, Morocco
25 October 2018 - 26 October 2018