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Abeko

Abeko Dredging & Marine Contractors is a young and dynamic company geared towards the national and international market, particularly for small and medium-sized dredging- and marine-related projects. Our diverse and multi-functional fleet and related equipment can be put to use in a wide variety of situations, and we are able to offer our clients a total package from tender to final delivery. With our ‘hands-on' approach, vast experience and expert staff, we have proved ourselves time and again to be the right partner for dredging harbours, landings and trenches, as well as for placing stone and concrete elements in breakwater constructions. With the arrival of our new trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Contender', we carry out capital and maintenance dredging work on harbours and waterways simultaneously, as well as land reclamation and sand delivery.
 

 

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British Geological Survey 

The BGS, as a public sector organisation, are responsible for advising the UK government on all aspects of geoscience as well as providing impartial geological advice to industry, academia and the public. They also provide expert services and impartial advice in all areas of geoscience to both public and private sector clients. The BGS marine team, made up of geoscientists, operation experts and skilled engineers, have been undertaking an integrated program of research since 1966.



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Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global maritime services company operating in the dredging and inland infra, and offshore energy sectors. Through SMIT we are active in towage and salvage. We deliver innovative one-stop solutions to major maritime challenges.

Boskalis is active in projects in the energy and ports markets. Our main clients include oil companies, port operators, governments, shipping companies, international project developers, insurance companies and mining companies.  Boskalis has 11,000 employees, including shares in partner companies and operates in some 75 countries across six continents. 



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British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA)

The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association is the representative body for the UK marine aggregate sector and is a constituent body of the wider Mineral Products Association. BMAPA represents 10 member companies who collectively produce over 85% of marine sand and gravel production from licensed areas around the coastline of England and Wales. BMAPA leads on policy, planning, regulation and management issues for the UK marine aggregate sector at local, regional, national and international scales, with the objective to maintain and enhance member companies ‘licence to operate’. 


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The Crown Estate 

The Crown Estate, are landlords of the UK’s seabed, managing it effectively and sustainably, balancing different interests and delivering the best value over the long term. This gives us a unique role to play in developing and helping sustain the UK’s extraction of marine minerals, including aggregates in UK waters.
 

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FPS Economie 

The Continental Shelf Service of the FPS Economy (Belgium) is in charge of managing the sand extraction in the Belgian part of the North Sea.



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Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

The work field of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) includes geoscientific studies, research, consultancy and geological mapping, primarily in Denmark and Greenland. Our raw material research focuses on providing scientific data and developing data bases for both land and marine based resources as well as related sustainability studies.

Marine Geology at GEUS includes both commercially funded offshore survey activities and scientific investigations of coastal and offshore areas, principally worldwide, but for obvious national reasons most focusing on Danish and Greenland territory. The main topics are the exploration of seabed raw materials and mineral resources, seabed habitat mapping, the investigation of environmental quality, and more generally sedimentary processes relevant for coastal defense, infrastructure, and subjects related to global climate change.



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Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (MUMM)

The Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models and the Scheldt estuary, is a department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), a federal scientific establishment that comes under the Federal Science Policy (previously known as OSTC).
MUMM adopts a 'triple M' strategy: Modelling, Monitoring and Management.

Modelling: studying the ecosystems of the North Sea using mathematical modelling techniques, with a view to understanding how they function and to providing certain forecasting capabilities.
Monitoring: collecting marine information required to validate the models and make them operational, along with the various techniques used to assess the condition of the marine environment.
Management: representing Belgium in a number of inter-governmental conventions dealing with the protection of the marine environment, including the preparation of Belgian positions to be upheld and the implementation of decisions taken, under the authority of the Minister responsible for marine environmental policy.

MUMM comprises a team of around sixty people motivated by the need to improve knowledge of the North Sea and provide scientific marine services for those concerned.


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Marine Geological Advice

Marine Geological Advice offers a variety of professional marine geological services in the field of coordination of marine projects by bringing parties together, seabed studies, and project management. MGA works in areas of geologic mapping and investigations, field assessments and reconnaissance, core logging, sample collection and data analysis and geophysical data interpretations.


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Rijkswaterstaat Sea and Delta, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands 

In the Netherlands the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment is responsible for the managing of the Dutch part of the North Sea. Rijkswaterstaat Sea and Delta executes this management task by taking care of good water quality and ecological recovery of the water system, licensing and controlling of use of the North Sea, maintenance and marking of shipping channels, preventing and combating of calamities, and monitoring physical, biological and chemical components of the ecosystem. 
 




The Crown Estate 

The Crown Estate, are landlords of the UK’s sea

The Crown Estate 

The Crown Estate, are landlords of the UK’s sea