PIANC ‘Sailing Ahead’ eNewsletter – June 2015

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June 2015

The beautiful city of Porto at the River Douro

This year, it was the Portuguese Section’s turn to organise PIANC’s Annual General Assembly in the beautiful city of Porto in Portugal on May 19, 2015. And we may say it was again a very successful edition! Besides a smooth organisation of all the meetings, the technical visits and the ladies programme were also very well organised. PIANC would like to thank the Portuguese Section for its efforts and very smooth organisation of all events.



As usual, this issue of ‘Sailing Ahead’ gives you an overview of what was discussed during the AGA, as well as a traditional update on what is happening within the PIANC Community! With a whole gamut of international activities, PIANC has got many interesting events to look forward to! Enjoy reading ‘Sailing Ahead’ and find out more about our upcoming events!


News from the AGA 2015 in Porto


·         Renewal Mandate of the President

·         Extension Mandate of the Secretary-General

·         Appointment of a New Vice-President

·         Honorary Membership

·         Resolution 2015

·         International Activities

·         PIANC-De Paepe-Willems Award 2015 – Presentation

·         Task Force 181 on the State and Perspectives of Waterborne Transport Infrastructure Worldwide

·         Report of the Ports and Harbours Association of the Japan Planning Prize


News from InCom


·         PIANC WG 154 – ‘Mitre Gate Design and Operation’

·         PIANC WG 139 – ‘Values of Inland Waterways’


News from RecCom


·         Final Resolution of the AGA in Porto about the Social Importance of Recreational Activities in Urban Waterfronts and Ports

·         Next Marina Designer Training Programme (MDTP) Short Course planned during PIANC-SMART Rivers 2015 in Buenos Aires

·         Upcoming Call for PIANC Marina Excellence Design Jack Nichol Award – MEDA 2016

·         Collection of Ideas and Suggestions for a New PIANC RecCom Subsite

·         News from Some of the RecCom Active WGs

·         Keep on Following RecCom on Social Networks


News from FinCom


·         FinCom Meeting in Porto – May 17, 2015


News from YP-Com


·         1st Philippine YP-Com Official Meeting, April 24, 2015 – Special Guest: Japanese YP Delegate

·         Deltares – PARI, Meeting and Technical Presentations, May 5, 2015

·         21st YP-Com Meeting on May 6, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium

·         5th Biennial Technical Visit, May 6-8, 2015 in Ghent-Ostend-Antwerp, Belgium

·         PIANC Japan YP National Meeting, June 10, 2015 in Sendai, Japan

·         PIANC-SMART Rivers 2015, September 7-11, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

·         2nd Asian Seminar in The Philippines, April 2016

·         6th BTV Australia


News from the PIANC Community


·         PIANC De Paepe-Willems Award 2016 – Call for Papers

·         Report on the World Water Forum in Daegu, Korea – April 16, 2015

·         PIANC Seminar ‘Ecosystem Services: Identification, Assessment and Benefits for Navigation Infrastructure Projects – An Innovative, Astonishing and Successful Event’

·         PIANC Position Paper for Climate Change Conference in Paris

·         PIANC International Welcomes Vietnam and Indonesia and a New Platinum Partner!

·         Meeting ATPYC (PIANC Spain) on ‘Positive Aspects of Dredging’

·         PIANC Iran to Give Moral Support to the 3rd International Maritime Exhibition of Islamic Countries

·         Registration Opens for the Dredging 2015 Conference




·         Just Shipped

·         Publications Pipeline


On the Calendar


·         First Congress of PIANC Colombia – September 3 to 4, 2015 in Cartagena, Colombia

·         NordPIANC Meeting in Lappeenranta, Finland – September 21-23, 2015

·         PIANC Session during MTE Conference at Kołobrzeg, Poland

·         PIANC Indonesia Seminar on October 28-29, 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia




·         Mary Kendrick: an Appreciation




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