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Scoping the assessment of sediment plumes arising from dredging. - AE0911

Summary Objective:-
As part of an international consortium involving the dredging industry and regulators, assess the state of knowledge on the environmental impact of sediment plumes. Summarise and compare plume impacts generated by aggregate, capital and maintenance dredging operations that utilise a wide range of extraction methods e.g. suction, hopper, grab and hydrodynamic, to provide a comprehensive draft framework.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Assist MAFF by providing data to aid licensing decisions for the extraction of marine aggregates, at maintenance dredging sites such as harbours and for capital dredging initiatives e.g. for navigational channels.
Project Documents
• Executive Summary : Scoping the assessment of sediment plumes arising from dredging.   (36k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 1999

Cost: £5,875
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Construction Industry Research Association
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine