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CEDA Releases Paper on Environmental Monitoring

The two CEDA working groups on environmental monitoring and adaptive management (l to r): Henrich Röper (Hamburg Port Authority, Germany); Mark Lee (HR Wallingford, UK), John Kirkpatrick (HR Wallingford, UK), Rebecca Gardner (Anchor QEA AS, Norway), Gerard van Raalte (Boskalis, Netherlands), Marcel Van Parys (Jan De Nul, Belgium), Frederik Goethals (Dredging International, Belgiuam), Steve Challinor (Royal HaskoningDHV, UK); Ida Brøker (DHI, Denmrak), Ulrik Lumborg (DHI, Denmark), Dafydd Lloyd Jones (Marine Space Ltd, UK). On the screen: Andrew Costen (BMT WBM, Australia) and Ram Mohan (Anchor QEA AS, US) participated in the meeting via teleconferencing.

The two CEDA working groups on environmental monitoring and adaptive management (l to r): Henrich Röper (Hamburg Port Authority, Germany); Mark Lee (HR Wallingford, UK), John Kirkpatrick (HR Wallingford, UK), Rebecca Gardner (Anchor QEA AS, Norway), Gerard van Raalte (Boskalis, Netherlands), Marcel Van Parys (Jan De Nul, Belgium), Frederik Goethals (Dredging International, Belgiuam), Steve Challinor (Royal HaskoningDHV, UK); Ida Brøker (DHI, Denmrak), Ulrik Lumborg (DHI, Denmark), Dafydd Lloyd Jones (Marine Space Ltd, UK). On the screen: Andrew Costen (BMT WBM, Australia) and Ram Mohan (Anchor QEA AS, US) participated in the meeting via teleconferencing.

The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has published a new paper. Entitled “Environmental Monitoring Procedures,” this paper describes why and how environmental monitoring is undertaken. It covers the different types of monitoring in relation to the different stages of a dredging project, and includes a series of case studies, which illustrate monitoring methods and uses.

The case studies represent various types of monitoring, including baseline monitoring, surveillance monitoring and compliance monitoring. The examples illustrate the need for adapting the monitoring programs; how the system may respond to pressure or change; and how the dredging project uses monitoring results to adapted during the project.

“Environmental Monitoring Procedures” was prepared in conjunction with the recently published “Integrating Adaptive Environmental Management into Dredging Projects” (written by the CEDA Adaptive Management Working Group). The activities of the two working groups have been closely harmonized because of the clear interaction and connections between the two subjects. Adaptive management is heavily dependent on good monitoring, while environmental monitoring itself can be done in an adaptive manner.

CEDA extends its thanks to the following CEDA/WEDA members who volunteered their time and expertise: Ida Brøker (DHI, Denmark), Steve Challinor (Royal Haskoning DHV, UK), Andrew Costen (BMT, Australia), Rebecca Gardner (Anchor QEA AS, Norway), Frederik Goethals (DEME, Belgium), Mark Lee (HR Wallingford, UK), Dafydd Lloyd Jones (Marine Space, UK), Ulrik Lumborg (DHI, Denmark), Frederik Roose (Ministry of the Flemish Community, Maritime Access Division, Belgium) and Marcel Van Parys (Jan De Nul, Belgium).

“Environmental Monitoring Procedures” can be downloaded free of charge from the Resources section of the CEDA website www.dredging.org.

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