11th International SedNet Conference 3-5 April 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Sediment as a dynamic natural resource – from catchment to open sea

co-organised by: Ruđer Bošković Institute and University of Dubrovnik
with the participation of:  IAEA




From 3-5 April 2019 the biennual SedNet conference took place.
More than 160 sediment professionals from all over the world attended the event.

Conference sessions were held on:

-Sediment management concept and sediment policy
-Sediment quality guidance, sediment quality assessment
-How can sediment management influence ecosystem services provision?
-Climate change and sediments: direct and indirect consequences
-Circular economy – sediment as a resource
-Impacts of disturbed sediment continua and mitigation measures?
-The impact and transport of microplastics
-Ballast water and sediments – BWM Convention
-Deep sea sediments
-Nuclear and isotopic analytical techniques in sediment analysis

during which 65 presentations were given, inclusive of 10 keynote presentations.

Poster Sessions were held on 3 and 4 April at which 54 posters were presented.

Further, two Special Sessions were organised about:

-Legal options for enforcing the requirements of the WFD
-USAR: Using Sediment as a Resource

Conference Programme
Call for Abstracts (with background info on the conference sessions)
List of participants
Oral presentations
Poster presentations

SedNet wishes to thank the Local Organizing Committee for all their work in making this conference a success:
* dr. Jasmina Obhođaš, Ruđer Bošković Institute, e-mail: jobhodas@irb.hr
* prof. Marijana Pečarević, University of Dubrovnik, e-mail: marijana.pecarevic@unidu.hr
* prof. Ana Bratos Cetinic, University of Dubrovnik, e-mail: abratos@unidu.hr
* dr. Marija Marguš, Université Lille & Ruder Bošković Institute, e-mail: Marija.Margus@irb.hr
and also Marinka Kutle and Josip Gregac (both from Association LijepaNaša) and Andrija Vinković (Ruder Boskovic Institute) for their assistance during the conference.

Special Issue of the Journal of Soils and Sediments
Authors of abstracts that have been selected for oral or poster presentation are invited to submit an extended paper for a Special Issue of JSS: “Sediments as a dynamic natural resource – from catchment to open sea”. This Special Issue is anticipated to be published in 2020. Please click here for details.
Click here if you are interested in reviewing papers that will be submitted for the Special Issue.

Nieves García de Blas  (IETcc-CSIC, Spain) – winner 1st Poster Prize –
is congratulated by Carmen Casado, chair of the Poster Committee 2019