Workshop on Dredging & the environment
This workshop, a joint cooperation between DEME nv, Ghent University Marine Biology, the Marine Training Platform and the Mares doctoral programme was spread over 3 days, including a site-visit of DEME facilities to illustrate the broad spectrum of dredging equipment and mitigation solution created. It gave a challenging view of the upcoming dredging and marine works and their interaction with the environment. A series of running projects were used to illustrate environmental impacts of dredging activities and to demonstrate the search for global solutions giving added value to the ecosystem. Twenty trainees from ten different nationalities and career stages successfully joined this intensive public-private partnership workshop.