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PIANC International Working Groups – Recent Updates 

Three presentations from Australian experts involved in PIANC Working Groups - on climate change adaptation planning, carbon management for ports, and acceptable movement of ships at berth.

Date: TUESDAY 22 September 2020

Time: 5:00 - 6.00pm (AEST), 7:00 - 8.00pm (NZ),  3.00 - 4.00pm (AWST)

Cost:  FREE for PIANC and EA members

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Please note if you are not a member of EA, you will be asked to register for an EA ID, which will then be emailed to you. Then select the COPEP/PIANC option on the registration page to gain your FREE entry.

Reports Update

EnviCom WG Report No. 178: “Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Ports and Inland Waterways” 
Climate change represents a significant risk to business, operations, safety and infrastructure. Port and waterway operators need to take urgent action to strengthen resilience and adapt. WG 178 introduces the potential consequences of climate change and some of the challenges to be addressed if ports and waterways are to adapt effectively.

Presented by: Tanja Mackenzie – Principal Environmental Scientist, Cardno

MarCom WG Report No. 212: “Criteria for Acceptable Movement of Ships at Berths (Update of MarCom WG24)” WG 212 was established to update the WG 24 report (1995) on movement criteria of ships in harbours and WG 115 report (2012) on motion criteria for container ships, particularly required since many new ships are much larger than 25 years ago. The objective of the working group is to define motion criteria for safe and efficient loading of cargo and embarkation of crew and passengers for all types of cargo vessels, passenger ships and small craft.

Presented by: Dr Wim van der Molen - Floating Systems Lead, Baird & Associates

EnviCom WG Report No. 188: “Carbon Management for Port and Navigation Infrastructure” WG 188 investigates the carbon footprint of activities related to development, maintenance and operation of navigation channels and port infrastructure including the management of dredged material. Life-cycle analysis (LCA) and other assessment methods support this investigation and provide insights into opportunities for improved carbon management.

Presented by: Ron Cox - Honorary Associate Professor, UNSW & Convenor ACCARNSI

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PIANC Vic/Tas is proud to present Prof Alessandro Toffoli and Dr Filippo Nelli from Melbourne University for a webinar on 30 Sep @ 1200 AEST

The Southern Ocean and the Antarctic are remote regions of the world oceans and yet fundamental for controlling Australian and global climate. Field observations, however, are limited to a handful of stations that only provide a few physical variables. As a consequence, fundamental physics remain elusive, contributing to inaccuracy of satellite sensors and numerical modelling in these regions. Here we will show how basic ship hydrodynamics principles can enhance our ability to explore and understand the Antarctic.

Prof Alessandro Toffoli is Associate Professor In Ocean Engineering in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. 

Dr Filippo Nelli holds a teaching associate position at Monash University and a Research Fellow position at the University of Melbourne, where he contributes to the ship hydrodynamics and Antarctic research program. 

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 "Addressing climate change challenges with sediment management" - Call for Papers.

PIANC’s Navigating a Changing Climate and SedNet are collaborating to run a workshop in Feb 2021 (planned for Rome, Italy but may be online due to Covid-19)  exploring areas of common interest.

The workshop, entitled “Addressing climate change challenges with sediment management”, is planned to comprise two consecutive half-day sessions. Its aim is to facilitate knowledge exchange, disseminate good practice, highlight opportunities, and identify gaps in understanding or research needs, with an emphasis on ports, waterways, dredging and associated infrastructure/activities.

Call for workshop presentation papers by 31 October 2020. 

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What is PIANC? 

The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure

PIANC (which stands for the Permanent International Association of Navigational Congresses) is the forum where professionals around the world join forces to provide expert guidance on cost-effective, reliable and sustainable infrastructure to facilitate waterborne transport.

Established in 1885, PIANC, a non-political and non-profit organisation, continues to be the leading partner for government and the private sector in the design, development and maintenance of ports, waterways and coastal areas.  

Join us for a variety of benefits including free copies of our industry-leading reports, reduced costs for our conferences and events, and unique networking opportunities.
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