Abstract Information

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) invites all interested authors and presenters to submit abstracts for the Western Dredging Association’s Dredging Summit & Expo ’21. The conference will take place at the brand new JW Marriott in downtown Tampa, FL from June 14-17, 2021. WEDA’s technical sessions at the Dredging Summit and Expo are the premier venue to discuss the science and practice of dredging, navigation, and marine engineering. All abstracts are to be submitted online at https://weda2021.exordo.com/.

The deadline to submit abstracts is January 17, 2021.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Dredging: The Impacts of Climate Change“. The presentations featured at this conference are technical papers to be shared for the advancement of the science and profession of dredging, navigation, and marine engineering. The plenary sessions are not meant to provide a forum for promoting commercialized information. Abstracts presenting both practical applications as well as applied research are encouraged.  View Call for Abstracts PDF online.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES
Title of abstract: maximum of 150 characters
Abstract word limit: 500 words.

The presentations featured at this conference are technical papers to be shared for the advancement of the science and profession of dredging, navigation, and marine engineering. The plenary sessions are not meant to provide a forum for promoting commercialized information.

ABSTRACT INSTRUCTIONS
Choose one of the following types of abstract submissions and included content as required for each.

Papers (oral presentations)
Peer-review papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Preference is given to full paper submissions. Papers are due February 28, 2021. For full consideration, abstracts must include information on the study/project background, objectives, conclusions, and implications.

Extended Abstract (oral presentations)
The conference will accept a limited number of presentations based on the peer-review of an extended abstract and presentation materials. The extended abstract and the presentation are due February 28, 2021. Abstracts must include information on the study/project background, objectives, conclusions, and implications.

Panel Discussion
Panel sessions are 100 minutes in length with at least 4 panelists contributing to the session theme. Each panel member will contribute to an interactive discussion during the last 20 minutes. Proposed panels are required to submit an abstract that identifies the panelists, specific topics to be discussed, and a summary of the overall topic and important discussion points. Panelists will also submit either a full paper or extended abstract by February 28, 2021.

Technical Session Proposals
Submissions for complete sessions on an important topic that contributes to the conference theme are encouraged. Technical sessions are 100 minutes in length and typically have 4 or 5 presentations contributing to the session theme. The Session organizer must submit a brief abstract of the session and identify the titles and authors of the 4 or 5 papers and the session moderator (typically the submitter). Individual authors must also submit abstracts and full papers or extended abstracts by the abstract submission deadline. The same requirements for final papers or extended abstracts and presentations will apply to each paper.

HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT
All abstracts MUST be submitted online at WEDA2021.exordo.com. New users will be required to create an account.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regional issues COVID-19 – Impacts and Adaptation
Improving Dredge Safety Climate Change Impacts
Innovative Equipment and Techniques Sea Level Rise Planning
Dredging Research & Education Shoreline Protection & Beach Nourishment
Contracting, Budgeting & Cost Estimating Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Material
Engineering with Nature Dredging for Restoration
Dredging for Flood Control Port Deepening Program Updates
Navigation Channel Design Emerging Environmental Regulations
Surveying & Mapping Treatment of Dredged Sediments
Sediment Management Upcoming Dredge Contracting Opportunities
Environmental Dredging & Capping Other topics will be considered
   

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

 
Abstracts Deadline January 17, 2021
Notification of Acceptance January 29, 2021
Draft papers or ext. abstracts with presentations are due March 5, 2021
Reviewer Comments to Authors April 9, 2021
Final papers or ext. abstracts are to be submitted May 7, 2021
   

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