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June 8-11. WEDA XXVIII conference and exhibition, with Texas A&M 39th Dredging Seminar, St. Louis Airport Marriott, St. Louis, Missouri. Theme “Why We Dredge”. Contact Western Dredging Association Executive Director Larry Patella, PO Box 5797, Vancouver, WA 98668; phone: 360-750-0209; fax: 360-750-1445; email;

June 16-20. 30th International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation. Five-day course at Delft, The Netherlands. Sponsored by the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) in cooperation with UNESCO-IHE. Contact Frans-Herman Cammel, cammel@; phone IADC Secretariat: + 31 70 352 33 34

June 24-26. Hypack Brazil. Sponsored by SightGPS. Contact: +1- 860-635-1500,, or

September 22-26. Caris 2008, 12th International User Group Conference, Exhibition and Educational Sessions, Hilton Bath City Hotel in Bath, England. For hotel reservations: phone: +44 1225 788 488 (Option 1 or 3); fax: +44 1225 483 337; email: reservations. bath@; address: Hilton Bath City, Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BJ. Conference information: CARIS Headquarters, 115 Waggoners Lane, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 2L4. Phone: +1 506-458-8533; fax: +1 506-459-3849

September 23-25. Hypack China, QingDao, China . Contact Hypack at 860-635-1500 or

October 1-3. CEDA Dredging Days, Antwerp, Belgium. Contact: Dr. Anna Csiti, CEDA Secretariat, Radex Building, Rotterdamseweg 183c, 2629 HD Delft. The Netherlands. e-mail:;

October 7-9. Mediterranean Days, “Mediterranean Sea, Port of the History, Port of the World”. PIANC regional conference at the Villa Igeia Hilton, Palermo, Italy. Contact Secretariat of PIANC Italy, c/o High Council of Public Works, Via Nomentana, 2, Roma, Lazio 00161, Italy. Phone: +39 06 44 12 33 34; fax: +39 06 44 26 72 70; www.mediterranean; or www.mediterranean

October 21-24. Shallow Survey 2008, 5th International conference on high resolution surveys in shallow water, Wentworth by the Sea Hotel, New Castle, New Hampshire. Sponsored by the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire. Contact: Linda Prescott, General Information, email:; CCOM, 24 Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824; phone: 603-862-3438, fax: 603-862-0839

October 22. Dredging 201. Workshop on planning dredging projects, including permitting, Oakland, California. Sponsored by the California Marine and Navigation Affairs Commission (C-MANC) and the Bay Planning Coalition. Contact Ellen Johnck, Public Affairs Director, Bay Planning Coalition, 10 Lombard Street, Suite 408, San Francisco, CA 94111; phone: 415-397-2293, fax: 415-986-0694

November 4-6. HYDRO8, 16th International Hydrographic Symposium, Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, England. Contact Howard Evans and Marlene Brown, Hydro8, Reddown House, 27 Reddown Road Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1AN, U.K. Phone: +44 1737 559 892; fax: +44 1737 556 742; email:; web:

November 5-7. WEDA Pacific Chapter Meeting, Mayflower Park Hotel, 405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101; hotel reservations: 206- 623-8700 or 800-426-5100. Conference registration information: Pete Rude, Chapter president, 206-733-9179; pete.rude@Seattle.Gov November 11-15. Gulf Coast Hurricane Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Rebuilding, Mobile, Alabama. Sponsored by PIANC, USACE, COPRI and others. Contact: Anne Sudar, 703-428-7166, r.anne.sudar@; or Kelly Barnes, 703-428-9090, email:

November 18-19. Third International Congress for Dredging Technology Development in China. Promoting the beneficial uses of dredged material; saving natural resources and promoting environmental protection. Tianjin, China. Sponsored by EADA (Eastern Dredging Assn.) and CHIDA (China Dredging Assn.) of WODA (World Organization of Dredging Assn). Hosted by CCCC Tianjin Dredging Co., Ltd. Contact CHIDA at No.9, Dong Zhi Men Wai, Chun Xiu Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100027 China. Phone: +86 010-64174496; fax: +86 010-64159215;, or John Dobson, Eastern Dredging Association,

January 11-14, 2009. Annual Hypack Training Conference. San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina in conjunction with the San Diego Convention Center, California. Contact Christine Lonczak, phone: 860-635-1500;;

Jan 5-10, 2009 OMG Multibeam Sonar Training #50, sponsored by The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA), 451 Hungerford Dr Ste 119-360, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Email:;

March 3-9, 2009 (Tuesday through Sunday). CEDA Environmental Commission (CEC) meeting. Panama. Venue to be announced. Contact Anna Csiti, CEDA Secretariat, + 31 15 2682575; cell: +31 6 50507336; +31 15 2682576; email:

May 11-14, 2009 US Hydrographic Conference, Sheraton Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, Virginia. Contact The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) at 451 Hungerford Dr., Ste 119-360, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Email:;

July 9-11. International Symposium on Sediment Management, Lille, France. Organized by Ecole des Mines de Douai and Cd2e. Contact: Karine Kominiarz, symposium secretary, Ecole des Mines de Douai, 941rue Charles Bourseul, BP 10 838, F59508 Douai Cedex, France. Phone: +33 3 27 712005; fax: +33 3 27 712916; email:

September 16-18, 2009 Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2009; Adapting to Change. Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland, U.K. sponsored by the ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers). Dredging and use of dredged materials is one of six identified topics. Contact: ICE Conferences and Events Department, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA, U.K., phone: +44 20 7665 2293; fax: +44 20 7233 1743; email: events@,

November 5-6, 2009. WEDA Dredging Days, Rotterdam, in conjunction with Europort Maritime 2009, Rotterdam. Call for papers will be issued in fall of 2008.

September, 2010. WODCON XIX – 19th World Dredging Conference: Dredging Makes a Better World, Beijing, China. Dates and venue to be announced, and will be posted here and on when available.

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