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CEDA Dredging Days 2024; invitation to contribute to the programme


CEDA’s flagship conference, the CEDA Dredging Days, will take place from 27-29 May 2024 in the World Trade Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Under the title Dredging in a changing world; leading science and business in the dredging industry, a varied 3-day programme will be offered.

The world is changing. Global warming is a physical change (of climate), but also societies are changing. Sustainability is becoming a firm driver for decision makers, financiers, and technological developments. Across the world, and across all generations, people become increasingly convinced that the exploitation of earth’s resources must be limited and become sustainable soon. A further change is that globalisation (growing international trade and global logistic chains) is reconsidered. And geopolitics has become an important factor yet again. The challenges but also the prospects for the industry in the years and decades ahead will be big. During the CEDA Dredging Days 2024 conference, the manner in which the dredging industry acts and reacts on changes will be presented in a variety of sessions with lots of room for interaction and discussion. To read the full “introduction to the conference theme”, please visit

Contributions to the programme are welcome! The CEDA Technical Papers Committee invites scientists and practitioners (representing: project promoters, dredging contractors, academia, research and knowledge institutes, engineering firms, surveying/monitoring specialists, regulators, equipment designers and manufacturers, suppliers of ancillary equipment, legal firms, financiers etc.) to submit abstracts (max 300 words) for presentations in one of the various session categories.

Deadline for abstract submission is 29 September 2023. For more information and to submit an abstract, click here.