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CEDA Dredging Days 2015: Academic Session in the spotlight

Erik van der Blom (Technical Papers and Programme Committee, Royal IHC,Commission - Environment - ErikvanderBlom the Netherlands) will chair the “Academic Session” during CEDA Dredging Days 2015 Conference and Exhibition (5-6 November 2015, Rotterdam, the Netherland). The Academic Session, a special session within the conference’s technical programme is part of CEDA’s continued support of young professionals. In this session, young academics do not have to adhere to the conference theme - which this year is “Innovative dredging solutions for ports” - and can present papers on any subject matter related to dredging.

Erik summarised the Academic Session as follows: “During this session some very complex and advanced modelling techniques will be presented. The first presentation is on underwater sound, a subject that is likely to become an integral part in sustainable approaches for dredging projects. The paper contributes to understanding source levels and predicting sound propagation under water. The second presentation focuses on the effect of water depth on cutting processes. This understanding will be valuable especially for future deep sea dredging and mining operations. The third paper presents an advanced CFD modelling technique of soil-water mixtures. With such CFD models more accurate predictions can be made of the behaviour of for example sand-water mixture flows in a pump-pipeline system. I look forward to inspiring talks and a good discussion”.

For the listing of talks in the Academic Session and for detailed information visit the website: CEDA Dredging Days 2015: Innovative Dredging Solutions for Ports – Conference and Exhibition