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, […]

New technology needs deepsea mining

When I attended the Nor-Shipping trade show in Oslo, Norway, in early June, I visited the technology hall to see the companies developing commercial battery solutions tasked with storing power generated by offshore wind turbines. […]

Looking at the other side

In early April, I visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to meet with marine engineering companies as well as ports. The unanimous spirit of the business leaders in the UAE is clear; they want to […]

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Explore new avenues

In preparation for DPC‘s focus on Big Data, we ran a poll on what kinds of data companies in dredging collect to improve operations. Responses to this question of the month showed that fuel and environmental […]

A new digital world

The dredging industry is changing and it seems that the people in it, are looking forward to it. When asked in our monthly poll, if the company they worked for uses virtual or augmented reality […]