4th meeting SedNet WG Sediments in Circular Economy: 15-16 April 2020

Update 17 March 2020:
Due to Covid-19 this meeting will NOT be held in Glasgow, but instead be organised online in two sessions:

– 15 April – from 9 to 12 hrs Glasgow time (10 to 13 hrs for most others):
   * PFAS and
   * mass stabilization
– 16 April – 9 to 12 hrs Glasgow time (10 to 13 for most others):
   * upcoming example projects

Please inform the SedNet Secretariat if you wish to join the online meeting(s).

 

 

Original announcement:

Following the success of the meeting WGCE3 in Bremen and Delfzijl, the SedNet Working Group “Sediments in Circular Economy” will meet again in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, with time for topic discussions and for field visits. The meeting is hosted by the University of Strathclyde.

As usual, participation is free but subject to prior registration with the SedNet Secretariat. Participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation expenses.

The program is not yet final, but the following topics and visits are planned:

Day 1: 15 April 2020 (from 9:00 to 18:00 hrs)
Workshop: PFAS and TBT in sediment (maybe also a feature on sediment beneficial use un the Great Lakes, USA)
Site visit: Bowling pilot testing (SURICATES project) – a paper on this site was given at SedNet 2019 in Dubrovnik.

Day 2: 16 April 2020 (from 9:00 to 18:00 hrs)
Workshop: Emerging compounds in sediment legislation
Also a feature on Mass stabilization of sediments
Group work for a paper on emerging contaminants
Site visit: Greenock (Kingston Basin) and return to Glasgow around 18:00

Join us for a memorable Scottish trip!

Please inform the SedNet Secretariat if you wish to participate to this event.

Travelling:
from Glasgow Airport there is a good bus-connection with the city centre. The airport bus (number 500) runs to and from the terminal and George Square every 10 minutes and takes 15 minutes (allow 30-40 minutes at peak times).  Buscompanies CityLink and Megabus both go from Glasgow Buchanan bus station to Edinburgh Airport, which has more options for European flights.

Hotel accommodation:
We advise you to book a room in Premier Inn (3*) Glasgow Centre (George Square) – which is nearest to the meeting venue. If you prefer a 4* hotel, the nearest is probably the Millennium Hotel on George Square.  Likewise, the Queen Street Travelodge is 2* and nearby.

 

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