This year's Sediments Conference is the tenth International Conference on the Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments and is an important forum for sharing research results, practical experiences, and opportunities associated with investigating, remediating, and restoring the environmental and economic vitality of waterways.
Over the years NGI has been active in the research and development of remediation of contaminated sediments, and led the research project OPTICAP, on methods for capping of contaminated sediments. Results from this research have successfully been applied on several locations in Norway, such as in the Port of Trondheim.
The short course at the Sediments Conference in New Orleans will present the current state of the art in design of capping layers for remediation of contaminated sediments. The course will also explain how cap design can be adapted to different situations with different contaminants and contaminant transport mechanisms. Espen Eek will be the course instructor together with Danny Reible from Texas Tech University.
He will also have aposter presentation on erosion and capping, titeled "Modelling for Erosion Protection in Capping Design".
Microplastics in sediments
NGI will also have poster presentation #106 "Microplastic in Sediments from the Arctic to the Tropics", at the Sediments Conference, presenting results from ongoing research on microplastics. This will be at the Group1 Poster Session on Tuesday, February 12, under poster board number D1 - "Contaminant Fate and Transport in Sediments". The work is done by NGI and DNV GL for the Norwegian Environment Agency, and the reports can be seen here:
- Microplastics in sediments on the Norwegian Continental Shelf II: Identification through FT-IR analysis
- Microplastics in polychaetes from the Norwegian Continental Shelf
See also the "WEATHER-MIC – microplastics in the marine environment" project site.