First Forum March 2015: Dredging Technology: Advancement and Techniques for Using Sediments for Coastal Restoration
Dredging contractors and habitat restoration project leaders shared innovative techniques and lessons learned in the field at a Practitioners Forum held in March 2015. The Forum focused on the efficient use of sediment for habitat restoration in the Gulf of Mexico and, in particular, how these hands-on practitioners had addressed challenges they encountered. Technical focus areas included thin-layer placement/nourishment, long-distance transport of sediment, working with fines, and in-bay disposal of dredge material. The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Habitat Resources Team (HRT) identified projects that utilize sediments to feature from each of the five U.S. Gulf Coast States, invited project leaders to present, and assembled a panel of dredging contractors. This facilitated but open information exchange among 36 restoration specialists, scientists, and contractors working in the region yielded best practices, innovative techniques, and lessons learned which are summarized in the notes. For more information contact email@example.com.
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