End of an era

DPC has been reporting about dredging innovations and the wider market for more than 50 years. However, after the upcoming May edition, IHS Markit has decided to cease publication of the magazine that faces the […]

Fit for purpose

I know I repeat myself when I say that a quicker response is necessary to protect coastal areas from increasingly stronger storm conditions. But I say it again. The storms that Europe encountered in February […]

Another chance

Human intervention, when introducing new technology or infrastructure, has historically not led to a safer environment or left nature unharmed – take the invention of nuclear power that went online without having figured out how […]

Under public pressure

A new year always brings the chance to start something new, and for the maritime industry, the year 2020 brings the IMO’s low-sulphur regulation into force. The new rule will have considerable benefits for the […]

Opening the flood gates

When this edition of DPC went to print, parts of northern England in the UK battled severe floods caused by massive rainfall that have, in parts, been lasting for weeks. For example, the county of […]

Connecting ports and dredging data

Every year, DPC magazine publishes the International Dredging Directory (IDD) using IHS Markit data. The IDD is a comprehensive list of the world’s dredging companies, including branch offices, affiliates, and subsidiaries with their full address […]

Know the risk

There is a growing dependence on data to drive development in dredging, which can bring real benefits such as geotagging stretches of the seabed that have been dredged, reducing the power consumption of a draghead, […]

The importance of deep sea exploration

One thing that I am truly fascinated about is when researchers are able to uncover some of the many secrets of the deep sea. Living in harsh conditions, it is not easy to deploy equipment […]

Keeping track of the global sand trade

Malaysia’s decision to ban sand exports in 2018 – even to neighbour Singapore – highlighted the fact that sand is globally becoming a scarce resource. “Researchers need to establish accounting processes for sand flows in, […]