Central Dredging Association

Understanding dredging

CEDA Dredging Days 2019
Submit your abstract by 11 January 2019

About the conference

CEDA Dredging Days is the flagship conference of the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and is the main event on the dredging professionals' calendar in the CEDA (EMEA) region. It's widely considered to be the primary forum for leading researchers, and industry experts, to share ideas, discuss challenges and consider potential solutions. The conference is well-attended by professionals representing the entire cross-section of the dredging field, from across the CEDA regionand beyond, so it's also appreciated for the exceptional networking opportunities it offers.

CEDA Dredging Days 2019 will be held from 7-8 November 2019, in Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Marking the end of CEDA’s 40th anniversary year, and it will again take place alongside Europort maritieme tradeshow. The two events together provide a great opportunity for delegates to update on the latest thinking, see technological advances first-hand, and network with their peers – all in one place.

Submit your abstract

Dredging, as an industry, moves ever forward. There have been big technological steps that have taken the industry beyond what was previously thought to be its operational limits. However, expectations are high and there will always be challenges to address.

CEDA Dredging Days 2019 is the ideal platform for members of the dredging community, experts from port authorities, knowledge institutes, universities, engineering consultants, government agencies, dredging contractors and manufacturers, to present their new results, achievements, and ongoing projects.

Abstracts presenting both practical applications, as well as applied and academic research, are encouraged on advancements in equipment, processes, tools, methodology and contracting. Sample topics include:

  • Reduced effects on the environment
  • Use of nature-based solutions
  • Capabilities of dredging deeper in harder soils, harsher conditions, or restricted spaces
  • Improvements in dredged material management
  • Use of dredging know-how in new industries (e.g. deep-sea mining)
  • Improved contractual arrangements to benefit all parties
  • Cost-efficiency

The above lists are not exhaustive. They are taken from the ongoing work of CEDA’s Dredging Management Commission on the advances in dredging technology, measuring existing technological developments against the needs of the project owner. In addition, topics that challenge the current reality, against near-future expectations, to deduce what will, and will not, be possible for future dredging projects, will be of particular interest.

Deadline for abstract submissions: 11 January 2019. For details please visit the conference's website, www.cedaconferences.org/dredgingdays2019

Please click here to see photos from the previous Dredging Days (2017). For an overview of CEDA Dredging Days held to date click here.