International Seminar on Sustainable Dredging and Marine Construction

Eco-friendly Dredging in the Modern World


13 - 14 October 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Central Dredging Association, CEDA, is a non-profit international professional, technical association for all professionals involved in dredging and marine construction related and who live or work in Europe, Africa, or the Middle East. CEDA provides an independent forum for the exchange of knowledge and good practice on all aspects of dredging.  Members of CEDA come from many fields and include consultancies, academic and research institutions, port authorities, government bodies, contractors, builders of dredging vessels and suppliers of ancillary equipment. CEDA represents the common interest of all fields related to dredging and marine construction and does not promote the interest of any particular industry sector or organisation. For more information visit:

The Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) is the leading higher educational institution working in the field of environmental and earth sciences in Russia. RSHU is internationally recognized university which has a status of Regional Training Centre of the World Meteorological Organization since 1995. The University offers both under- and postgraduate educational programmes leading to academic degrees of BSc, MSc, PhD and Dr Sc. Now RSHU has more than 3 500 Russian and international students from about 40 countries. Researchers and scientists of the five Departments of the university carry out their research in the field of meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, economics and ecology.  For further details please visit

St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU) occupies one of the top positions among Russian institutions of higher learning participating in international academic projects. At present SPbSPU cooperates with more than 60 universities from all over the world. The University takes part in a number of European academic projects, among them: TEMPUS/TASIS, BISTRO, COPERNICUS, INTAS, NORDIC and others, as well as collaborating with international research centers and industrial companies. SPbSPU also contributes to work of world leading organizations in the following spheres: hydraulics (MAGI), electric networks (SIGRE) and dam engineering (SIGB). The University also has an important role in International Institute of Welding, International Organization of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, International Organization of Automotive Management and International Power Academy. For more information please visit

Last update: 24 June 2009