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Call for Papers for CEDA Dredging Days 2021 issued


Updated on 6 January 2021

Just about everybody in the dredging community knows CEDA Dredging Days: the Flagship Event of the Central Dredging Association (CEDA). They know it for its scientifically sound programme and high-quality technical papers. We have listened carefully to feedback from CEDA members, and other stakeholders in the world of dredging, and we are proud to announce that a newly revamped Dredging Days will be back with a vengeance in September 2021.

The preliminary programme features a unique mix of what was good in the past and what is needed for the future. 

Under the title "Sustainable Dredging and Innovation. The science. The practice. The business.", CEDA Dredging Days 2021 will have a strong focus on innovative solutions in dredging. Content will range from new technologies to the way we do business, all conceived with a clear ‘sustainability stamp’.

The conference technical programme will feature both academic and practice-oriented presentations, in parallel tracks, in a variety of formats, as well as keynotes and high-level panel discussions. In addition to the technical content, the conference programme will include a business exchange session, designed to involve all participants, and explore reciprocal opportunities. For more details see our announcement on CEDA News.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT - CEDA now invites expert members of the dredging community to contribute to the conference programme and submit abstracts for presentations in one of the two session categories described below.

1. Academic/Scientific Sessions (papers + oral presentations)

Topics: We invite abstracts for papers on academic and applied research, and innovative solutions, relating to any aspect of dredging and reclamation, for traditional or emerging markets, as well as dredged sediment use and management.

Deadline: Abstracts (maximum 300 words) should be submitted to by 15 January 2021Click here to go to the abstract submission page.

2. Practice-oriented Sessions (extended abstracts + oral presentations)

Topics: The Technical Papers Committee is particularly keen to receive extended abstracts on the following topics:

  • Minimising green-house gas emissions
  • Nature Based Solutions against climate change and other challenges related to the UN’s Strategic
  • Development Goals
  • Funding Nature Based Solutions
  • Dredging and cyberspace (autonomous ships; Global Navigation Satellite Systems; security)
  • The role of dredging in securing raw materials offshore
  • The value of dredged sediments in a circular economy

Deadline: Extended abstracts (maximum 700 words) should be submitted to by 15 March 2021.  Click here to go to the abstract submission page.

For details please refer to the Call for Papers brochure on the right.