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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.
In association with:
• Coastal managers and engineers
• Hear from European experts with experience in developing and managing marine
resource mapping processes
• Learn about marine resource mapping methods currently used across several
• Benefit from the opportunity to meet and share experience with EMSAGG members
• Earn valuable CPD
Who should attend
• Environmental regulators
• Consenting authorities
• Government organisations with interest in use of sand and gravel and re-use of
Thursday 18 November 2021
10:00 – 12:00 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 Resource mapping for marine sand extraction off the Dutch coast
Ad Stolk, Advisor, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
10:35 EMODnet geology and European resource mapping
Xavier Monteys, Senior Geologist, Geological Survey Ireland
10:55 Development of a high-resolution resource model for UK marine aggregates
Ian Selby, Director, Geoconselium and Caroline Price, Director, Royal Haskoning DHV
11:15 Interactive discussion and Q&A
11:45 Closing remarks
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