25. November 2019

Knowledge sharing: Sediment Management in Ports

In October, the port companies Niedersachsen Ports and Groningen Seaports hosted the workshop Sediment Management in Ports in Eemshaven, Holland. Experts were invited to share their work on issues concerning an efficient management of sediments and the handling of dredging material in ports. The workshops participants had the opportunity to find answers to questions such as what is the impact of current and future sediment movements in the North Sea and the rivers on the sediment entry into ports and what technological developments promise the highest benefit when it comes to warranting safe access to the ports and improve their ecological footprints?

We have collected presentations from the speakers of the workshop Sediment Management in Ports, so you may also have the opportunity to obtain knowledge on the subject.

The nature perspective: Environmental Effects of Sediment Management by Gregor Scheiffarth and Dr. Inga Nordhaus, Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park Authority (DE)

Large-scale sediment transport and morphological modeling as a sediment management tool by Dennis Oberrecht, NLWKN (DE)

General Dredging Introduction and Sediment Logistics by Jef De Brabandere, Adjuvans (BE)

Generating Energy by Gasification of Marine Sediments and Waste by Theis von Appen, EXOY Green Systems Gmb H (DE)

Plastix Flux to the Sea and Innovation Trajectories by Eric Toorman (Devriesa, Lisa), Flanders Marine Institute (BE)

Analysis-Methodology of Event-Driven Sedimentation in a Shipyard by Jan Fischer, Ludwig-Franzius-Institute for Hydraulic, Estuarine and Coastal Engineering (DE)

Building with Nature by Martin Baptist, Wagening Marine Research Ecoshape (NL)

Re-use of Sediment in Port or Coastal Infrastructure by Luca Sittoni, Deltares, Ecoshape (NL)


The EU Project DUAL Ports

Niedersachsen Ports has designed this workshop as part of the European project DUAL Ports, which was initiated in 2015. It is funded by the EU and the Interreg North Sea Program. DUAL Ports brings ports, companies, and scientific institutions from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Scotland to the table. The objective of this collaboration is the joint development of solutions and approaches for the long-term reduction of CO2 emissions and pollution caused by the activities of the port industry. The exchange of knowledge between the partners and the resulting synergies are intended to support and accelerate the development and implementation of sustainability innovations in ports.

Further information about the project DUAL Ports is available here: www.northsearegion.eu/dual-ports and www.dualports.eu

The Workshop-Agenda is available here: https://www.nports.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Sediment_Workshop_Eemshaven_Agenda.pdf