7th International SedNet conference on 6-9 April 2011, Venice, Italy

Main conference “Sediments and Biodiversity:
bridging the gap between science and policy”

Presentations (in pdf format) Abstracts
Opening session
Making Sensible Decisions: The Hardest Part of Sediment Management
by Todd S. Bridges, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Science, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS

Biodiversity: from the mountain to the sea
Intrusion of fine sediments into low mountain range creeks and associated influence on benthic invertebrate populations
Georg Meier, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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Self-organisation and scale-dependent feedbacks in freshwater vegetation
Jonas Schoelynck, University of Antwerp, Belgium
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Evaluation of the ecological status of reconstructed habitats in the Venice lagoon
Giovanni Cecconi, Consorzio Venezia Nuova / Thetis, Italy
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The Diverse Dike in the Port of Rotterdam
Sander Cornelissen, Port of Rotterdam Authority, NL
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Redefining biotopes in offshore coarse and mixed sediments
Garnet Hooper, Emu Ltd, UK
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Beyond Habitat: Conceptualising the role of sediment in sustaining ecosystem services
Sabine Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions Ltd., UK
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Impact of polluted sediments on biodiversity
Eric de Deckere, University of Antwerp, Belgium
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PCB-induced changes of a benthic community and expected ecosystem recovery following in-situ sediment treatment
Elisabeth Janssen, Stanford University, USA
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Quantification of microbial biodiversity and functionality in river sediment
Bas van der Zaan, Deltares, NL
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Bacteria and Archea biodiversity in sediments of Venice Lagoon and their impact on sediment anoxia
Franco Baldi, Università Cà Foscari, Italy
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Biodiversity at risk
Incorporation of metal Bioavailability into the EU Risk Assessment Framework and Significance of Sediments
Wolfgang Ahlf, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
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Employment of marine protozoa to assess the quality of coastal and estuarine sediments
Alessio Gomiero, Thetis, Italy
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The risks of remobilization of historically polluted sediments in the Meuse
Dick Bakker, Deltares, NL
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Ecological risk assessment of contaminated marine sediments – structure, experience, and general applicability of the Norwegian system
Torgeir Bakke, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway
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Ecological characterization of sediments in Flanders
Ward De Cooman, Flemish Environment Agency, Belgium
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Management and Policy; case studies
Summary
SETARMS Project: Sustainable Environmental Treatment And Reuse of Marine Sediment
Nathalie Dumay, Association des Ports Locaux de la Manche, France
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The new Guidance for the sediment and biota monitoring under the Common Implementation Strategy of the Water Framework Directive
Stefano Polesello, IRSA-CNR, Italy
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The GeDSeT Project: coupling multi-criteria analysis and knowledge improvement on sediment for a close-to-the-field Decision Support Tool
Agnès Laboudigue, Ecole des Mines de DOUAI, France
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A Decision Framework for assessing options for the disposal and treatment of contaminated dredged material in England and Wales
Chris Vivian, Cefas, UK
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Local sediment management – always the best economical solution?
Jens Laugesen, Det Norske Veritas, Norway
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A methodology to select contaminated sediments for prior remediation on a regional scale – case Flanders
Ellen Luyten, OVAM, Belgium
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A survey of the current approaches to contaminated sediment remediation in various countries
Philip Spadaro, Arcadis US, USA
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The Grenland fjords, Norway – Management approach to decide upon remediation of a complex fjordsystem
Marianne Olsen, County Governor of Telemark, Norway
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Sustainable re-use solutions for dredged sediments
Philip Studds, Ramboll, UK
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River Basin management / Coastal Zone Management
Summary
Towards revising sediment targets for catchment compliance across England and Wales
Adrian Collins, ADAS Environment Group, UK
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Establishment of sustainable sediment management in the Sava River Basin
Samo Groselj, International Sava River Basin Commission, Croatia
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The Tidal Elbe concept – sustaining the Tidal River Seaport of Hamburg
Manfred Meine, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
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Ecological landscaping of extraction sites: opportunities for a second life
Daan Rijks, Royal Boskalis Westminister nv, NL
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Integrated Sediment Management System (ISMS) at a physiographic unit scale, an application in Versilia littoral (Tuscany, Italy)
Damiano Scarcella, ARENARIA s.r.l., Italy
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A case study to evaluate the environmental impact of relict sand dredging along the Tuscany continental shelf
Luigi Cipriani, Tuscany Region, Italy
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Sediment exports of French rivers to the sea
Jean-Marie Mouchel, UMR Sisyphe, France
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The meaning of Suspended Sediment Transport in the Elbe for the coastal area (Germany)
Kari Moshenberg, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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The SCARCE Consolider Project on Iberian river basins: the study of sediments
Damià Barceló, IDAEA-CSIC, Spain
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Monitoring / Modelling
Summary
Nematode species at risk – A new index to assess pollution in soft sediment of rivers
Sebastian Höss, Ecossa, Germany
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Determination of BSAFs for freshwater fish and derivation of sediment standards for PCBs: a case study of the Rhône basin
Marc Babut, CEMAGREF, France
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Remobilization of particle-bound contaminants from re-suspended sediments and their impact on aquatic organisms
Catrina Cofalla, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
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Impact of high water discharges of the Elbe River on toxicity in the estuary
Susanne Heise, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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Sediment trend monitoring in the Port of Antwerp
Agnès Heylen, Antwerp Port Authority, Belgium
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Fate of organic priority substances accumulated in the sediment of a Mediterranean temporary river: the case of Celone stream (Puglia, Italy)
Stefano Polesello, IRSA-CNR, Italy
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Delayed immobilization of heavy metals in soils and sediments under reducing and anaerobic conditions; consequences for flooding and storage
Jos Vink, Deltares, NL
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The MIRACLE project: an interdisciplinary research on mercury in the Marano & Grado Lagoon (northern Adriatic sea)
Stefano Covelli, University of Trieste, Italy
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Sludge Test Tank: a platform for nautical bottom rheology research to optimize in-situ measurement tools and reduce dredging activities
Stijn Claeys, Flanders Hydraulics Research, Belgium
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