WODCON XXI – “Innovations in Dredging” – June 13 – 17, 2016 – Miami, FL

World Dredging Congresses (WODCONs) are organized once every three years by WODA, the World Organization of Dredging Associations. First organized in 1967 in New York and held throughout the world since, this series of congresses has become the most important event for dredging professionals worldwide. WODCONs, the only worldwide events dedicated exclusively to dredging and maritime construction, provide a unique platform for researchers and practitioners from industry, academia and governments to meet and discuss dredging.

WODCON XXI will showcase some 120 technical papers over three days covering all aspects of dredging and maritime construction. All WODCON XXI papers will be peer reviewed and provide up to date, relevant and high quality information. The congress will also feature a technical exhibition and technical visits. These technical program elements will ensure a complete learning process, while various social events will allow participants to meet fellow professionals from all over the world in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere.


WODCON XXI will bring together expert representatives of manufacturers, universities, research institutes, consultants, public authorities and contractors working in the dredging, navigation, coastal and inland flood protection, deep-sea mining, offshore wind energy, oil and gas production fields and providers of a broad range of services such as brokers, insurers, financiers, lawyers, and many more.


Interested authors are invited to submit one page abstracts (less than 400 words). The abstracts must contain a descriptive title, author(s) contact information (name, company, address, phone, email). Deadline for abstracts is September 15, 2015. Abstracts are to be emailed to the chair of the respective regions (CEDA, EADA, & WEDA). The Technical Papers Committee will review all abstracts and notify authors of acceptance and provide final manuscript instructions for production of the WODCON proceedings on CD’s. Submission and acceptance of an abstract means that one or more of the authors must register, attend the WODCON XXI, and give the presentation in English. One full registration with payment must be made when the draft manuscript is submitted.


Abstracts presenting both practical applications as well as applied research are encouraged. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Improving Dredge Safety
  • Innovative Equipment and Techniques
  • Dredging Research & Education
  • Budgeting & Cost Estimating
  • New Dredging Equipment
  • Dredging for Flood Control
  • Geotechnical Aspects of Dredging
  • Navigation Channel Design
  • Treatment of Dredged Sediments
  • Land Reclamation
  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Dredging for Beach Nourishment
  • Environmental Dredging & Capping
  • Deep Sea Mining/Dredging
  • Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Sediments

THSOA-LA Changes Designation to THSOA-Southeast Chapter


The THSOA - Southeast Chapter is excited to announce an expansion in the area that we serve as the focal point for hydrographic activities. The state of Florida along with Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama is now represented by one chapter. To better reflect the areas we cover we are also changing our name to THSOA-Southeast Chapter (LA, MS, AL, FL). Our new email address is THSOA_southeastchapter@yahoo.com.

THSOA - Southeast Chapter serves as the focal point for hydrographic activities in the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida areas. The Board would like to invite members and non-members to attend our monthly meetings to learn more about the organization, meet other professionals, and gain further knowledge on the subject of hydrography. With technical presentations given at most monthly meetings, one can learn more about the industry, equipment and application updates, as well as news in the industry.

THSOA Inducts 3 into Hydrographer Hall of Fame

he Hydrographic Society of America has recently added three new inductees to THSOA's Hydrographer Hall of Fame. The new inductees for 2015 include RADM Chris Andreasen, Bill Bergen and Karl Kieninger. The new inductees will be honored at the opening ceremony of US HYDRO 2015, being held from 16-19 March 2015 at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD. This is the 2nd class of inductees. They join Dr. Lloyd Huff, Jack Wallace and Doug Moore in THSOA's Hydrographer Hall of Fame.

THSOA Houston Chapter Scholarship Announcement…

The Hydrographic Society of America – Houston Chapter is pleased to announce that they will be awarding a total of $10,000.00 in Student Scholarships this year. The winning recipients for 2014 are:

  • Justin Giessel – Texas A & M Corpus Christi
  • David Hoffman – Texas A & M College Station
  • Jiannan Wang – University of Houston
  • Lindsay Breedlove – Texas A & M Galveston

As part of our new program the Society have also awarded a grant of $1000.00 to Cinco Ranch High School CRyptonite Robotics Club.

The Society would like to thank all of its 2014 members and corporate sponsor’s that made this year a huge success and we look forward to a successful program in 2015.