Marine resource mapping in the UK and Europe

A webinar providing insight into marine resource mapping in the UK and European waters, supported by the European Marine Sand and Gravel Group (EMSAGG).

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Resource mapping (the process of identifying and presenting information on the availability of resources across a given region) plays a major part in the marine aggregate industry across Europe. 

By allowing authorities to know the extent of sand and gravel deposits, it aids their fight for the sustainable management of resources. Future plans for the extraction of sand and gravel are largely determined by the outcomes of resource mapping processes.

In this webinar, marine experts will share their experiences with the marine resource mapping process, highlighting how engaging with authorities has provided methods to sustainably manage resources and the different resource mapping methods used across Europe.

For the past 22 years, EMSAGG has worked to identify developments and information needs for the marine sand and gravel constituents concerning all aspects of the industry across Europe. It is widely recognised that resource mapping is a common challenge shared across this industry. EMSAGG have coordinated with industry representatives to outline a few approaches to this process across Europe. EMSAGG has coordinated with industry representatives to address the common challenge of resource mapping and outline a few approaches adopted across Europe.

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Why attend

Hear from European experts with experience in developing and managing marine resource mapping processes
Learn about marine resource mapping methods currently used across several European countries
Benefit from the opportunity to meet and share experience with EMSAGG members across Europe Earn valuable CPD
Who should attend
Coastal managers and engineers
Environmental regulators Geomorphologists Modellers
Consenting authorities Government organisations with interest in use of sand and gravel and re-use of dredged material

Thursday 18 November 2021
10:00 – 11:30 UK time


10:00 Welcome and introduction
Jack Young, Assistant Project Manager, CIRIA

10:05 Introduction to resource mapping for marine sand and gravel Cees Laban, Chair of EMSAGG and Marine Geologist, Marine Geological Advice
10:15 EMODnet geology and European resource mapping Xavier Monteys, Senior Geologist, Geological Survey Ireland
10:35 Development of a high-resolution resource model for UK marine aggregates Ian Selby, Director, Geoconsilium
10:55 Interactive discussion and Q&A

11:25 Closing remarks

CIRIA members Free
Non-members Free

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