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) has been very honoured to accept the invitation to organise this technical seminar together with the Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) and the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU) and in co-operation with the Government of St. Petersburg, Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety.

This two-day seminar will provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas about dredging and marine construction between scientists and practitioners, across disciplines and countries. Like in many other parts of the world the fast growing economy of the Russian Federation generates a high demand on dredging services. Impressive projects in and around St. Petersburg such as the expansion of the Port, the construction of the Sea Fasad, the Flood Protection Barrier and the Nord stream gas pipeline are true testament to that.

In view of the highly sensitive nature of the Gulf of Finland, dredging and marine construction projects have to be undertaken with due care to the environment. This international seminar will allow delegates to interact with and learn from each other, to gain an understanding of the latest environmental, technical and regulatory issues in general and in the Gulf of Finland in particular.