SURICATES - Sediment Uses as Resources In Circular And Territorial EconomieS


Project Summary

The project aim is to increase sediment reuse for erosion and flood protection. We will provide authorities, port and waterway managers and erosion experts with new large scale solutions for sediment reuse in NWE ports, waterways and coastlines.


Climate change, erosion and flood risk increase require greater mitigation measures, consuming high volumes of natural resources. However, dredged sediments are a problem for EU ports/waterways providing navigation access with 200 million m3/y (80 million tonnes dry weight) generated. Increased social and environmental pressures show the critical need for new solutions to maintain and develop activity. Currently, more than 99% of EU marine sediment dredged is dumped at sea/managed as waste, with only 1% (800 000 t/year) reused. In SURICATES, 220 000t of sediment will be used in 4 new solutions as raw material to build resilient flood/erosion protection systems. We target an increase in the number of sediment reuse projects in NWE to drive sediment reuse to 1.3 Mt/y after 5 years, and 2.3Mt/y after 10 years in the EU. From the CEAMaS project national/global potential interest in reuse strategies demonstration, we will provide support for erosion/flood risk market development with local impact optimisation of sediment reuse. We will implement tools and methods for global impact quantification at regional scale using social, economic, employment and environmental modelling and we will test eco-innovative techniques in real-life conditions providing long term impact evaluation and guidelines for replication: riverbank strengthening, regeneration of harbour/river banks and beach nourishment.


Pilot implementation with long term impacts on territories is planned within the project for UK and NL. Networking activities for dissemination and operational guidance illustrated by 3 new projects for Fr, UK and IE will be developed and shared with local, national and EU authorities for implementation on project completion.

Project Partners

  • Cork Institute of Technology

    1 Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown
    Cork
    1
    Ireland

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  • Deltares

    1 Boussinesqweg
    Delft
    2629 HV
    Netherlands

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  • University of Strathclyde

    18 Richmond Street
    Glasgow
    G1 1XQ
    United Kingdom

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  • Port of Rotterdam

    909, World Port Center (WPC) Wilhelminakade
    Rotterdam
    3072 AP
    Netherlands

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  • University College Cork, National University of Ireland

    1 College Road
    Cork
    1
    Ireland

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  • IXSANE

    23 avenue de la Créativité
    Villeneuve d'Ascq
    59650
    France

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  • Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

    3 avenue Claude Guillemin
    Orléans
    45060
    France

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  • British Waterways T/A Scottish Canals

    2 Applecross Street
    Glasgow
    G4 9SP
    United Kingdom

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  • Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels

    60 boulevard saint Michel
    Paris
    75272
    France

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  • TEAM2

    Base 11/19 (Bâtiment 1) rue de bourgogne
    Loos-en-Gohelle
    62750
    France

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  • Université de Lille Sciences et Technologies

    UFR de géographie et d’Aménagement Avenue Paul Langevin, Cité Scientifique
    Villeneuve d’Ascq
    59650
    France

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Lead partner

Organisation Address Email Website
Université de Lille Sciences et Technologies UFR de géographie et d’Aménagement Avenue Paul Langevin, Cité Scientifique
Villeneuve d’Ascq
59650
France
eric.masson@univ-lille.fr www.univ-lille.fr
Name Contact Name Email Country
Cork Institute of Technology Joe Harrington joe.harrington@cit.ie Ireland
Deltares Arjan Wijdeveld arjan.wijdeveld@deltares.nl Netherlands
University of Strathclyde Richard Lord richard.lord@strath.ac.uk United Kingdom
Port of Rotterdam Marco Wensveen m.wensveen@portofrotterdam.com Netherlands
University College Cork, National University of Ireland Gerry Sutton gerry.sutton@ucc.ie Ireland
IXSANE Mohammed Boumahdi mohammed.boumahdi@ixsane.com France
Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières Bruno Lemiere b.lemiere@brgm.fr France
British Waterways T/A Scottish Canals Alasdair Hamilton alasdair.hamilton@scottishcanals.co.uk United Kingdom
Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels Mahfoud Benzerzour mahfoud.benzerzour@mines-douai.fr France
TEAM2 Christian Traisnel c.traisnel@team2.fr France

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Infrastucture sediments: from resource to territorial re-use

, Saint-Malo, France

THE CONFERENCE IS PUT ON HOLD AND WILL NOT BE HELD IN SEPTEMBER. We invite you to discover what the St. Malo Sediments conference, entitled Infrastructure Sediments: From Resource to Territorial Re-use, has in store for you. We are confident that with your help, we will be able to make this event a success, either through the presentation of research papers or through the presentation of technological advances or feedback. We are expecting you at the Palais du Grand large in Saint-Malo for a two-day conference on 14 and 15 September 2020 (limited to 100 places), then for a one-day excursion (optional) on 16 September 2020 (limited to 30 places).
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