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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.