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 European Marine Sand and Gravel Group

EMSAGG membership

Membership offers organisations the opportunity to network and develop contacts throughout the marine aggregate and related industries across Europe, linking with suppliers, regulators, users and leading research organisations. It is a means of keeping abreast of current industry issues and emerging technologies through rapid exchange of information and access to current research, best practice and case studies. Also, EMSAGG provides an international forum to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, raising the profile of your business and allowing the opportunity to guide future international research and cross-industry initiatives.

If you are interested in becoming a member of EMSAGG, please contact Andy Moores, CIRIA for further information on [email protected]

EMSAGG members

EMSAGG is overseen by a steering committee which meets biannually to review the work programme and discuss industry's issues and information requirements. Organisations from a number of European organisations and companies, resenting both the public and private sector, sit on the steering committee and also actively support EMSAGG through sponsorship and contribution. These include:
  • British Marine Aggregate Producers Association - UK (Mark Russell)
  • CIRIA (Programme Coordinators) - UK (Owen Jenkins, Jack Young)
  • DEME Group - Belgium (Christophe Matton, Freddy Wynants)
  • Directorate Natural Environment - Belgium (Brigitte Lauwaert, Vera Van Lancker)
  • FPS Economie - Belgium (Marc Roche, Ilse Herpoelaert, Koen Degrendele)
  • Geological Survey of Ireland - Ireland (Xavier Monteys, Koen Verbruggen, Maria Judge, Ronan O’Toole)
  • Kiese und Sande Ostsee GmbH - Germany (Siegmund Schlie)
  • Marine Geological Advice - The Netherlands (Cees Laban)
  • Marine Management Organisation - UK (Eva Szewczyk, Abbey Pennington)
  • Rijkswaterstaat - The Netherlands (Ad Stolk)
  • Royal HaskoningDHV - UK (Robert Anderson)
  • Spaansen - The Netherlands (Jo Spaansen)
  • The Crown Estate - UK (Nick Everington)         


  • Arenaria Srl - Italy (Diego Paltrinieri)
  • Boğaziçi University / Istanbul Dredgers Cooperative - Turkey (Emre Otay)
  • British Geological Survey - UK (Joana D.L. Gafeira, Rhys Cooper)
  • DLEnviro - UK (Daniel Leggett)
  • GEUS - Denmark (Jørn Bo Jensen)
  • Ghent Aggregates - Belgium (Jonathan Kesteleyn)
  • Istanbul Dredgers Cooperative - Turkey (Ishak Kalkavan)
  • Polish Geological Insitute - Poland (Szymon Uscinowicz)

CIRIA provides secretariat support to EMSAGG, including organising and producing
events, meetings, bulletins and managing the EMSAGG website.