Fourth International Conference “PORT DEVELOPMENT And COASTAL ENVIRONMENT” (PDCE - 2007)

Venue: St. Constantine & Helena

Location: Varna, Bulgaria

Event Date/Time: Sep 25, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2007
Registration Date: Aug 25, 2007
Early Registration Date: Jul 16, 2007
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Fourth International Conference

Port Development and Coastal Environment
PDCE’2007 Varna Bulgaria


INVITATION TO PDCE 2007 IN VARNA
The Local Organizing Committee of PDCE 2007, the International Scientific Advisory Board, and the Black Sea Coastal Association welcome you to attend the 4th International Conference on Port Development & Coastal Environment, which will be held in Varna, Bulgaria, from September 25 through 28, 2007. PDCE 2007 will continue the successful conference series held in Varna in 1997, 2000, and 2003, as an important multidisciplinary international
forum on port and coastal engineering, environmental protection, and related sciences. Anyone concerned with ports, coasts and environmental protection are invited to participate and contribute. On behalf of the organisers, we welcome you to PDCE 2007 and look forward to seeing you in Varna, Bulgaria in September 2007.

CONFERENCE LOCATION
Varna is situated at the Black Sea coast in the eastern part of Bulgaria. This is a city full of character and history. Varna combines the commercial activities of an industrial port and a number of maritime enterprises and institutions with the leisure activities associated to its well-preserved sand beaches.
The conference will be held in one of the top-level hotels at the
seaside resort area near Varna, which provides first class venues for bringing together scientists, engineers and decision makers from around the world to share and discuss related research, design, construction, and maintenance issues. The neighboring resort "St. St. Constantine and Helena" is widely considered as one of the most beautiful seaside resorts at the Black Sea coast due to its tranquility, mild climate, sun, fresh air and clear sea water. The air temperature at the end of September ranges within 20°-25° C.

CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited on the topics indicated and others falling within the scope of the Conference. Two copies of an abstract of no more than 300 words, clearly stating the purpose, results and conclusion of the work should be submitted to the Conference Secretariat no later than 16 December 2006 for review. The most relevant conference theme should be indicated on the Preliminary Registration Form. Final acceptance will be based upon review of the full-length paper, which must be received no later than 31 May 2007.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
The proceedings of the Conference will be published in book form and will be available to delegates during the Conference. In addition the proceedings will be widely distributed after the Conference to organisations and institutions concerned with port, coastal and environment issues. No papers will be published if not presented by one of the authors during the Conference.

LANGUAGE
The official language of the 4th PDCE 2007 Conference will be English.

ORGANISED BY:
Black Sea Coastal Association (BSCA), Varna, Bulgaria
With the special support of
Central Dredging Association (CEDA), Delft, the Netherlands

SUPPORTED BY:
Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria
Ministry of Transportation of Bulgaria
European Dredging Association, Brussels, Belgium
Port of Varna PLC, Bulgaria
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Franzius-Institut für Wasserbau und Küsteningenieurwesen, Hannover, Germany
University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

Robert Dean, Chairman
Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, Civil and Coastal Engineering, Gainesville, USA
Anna Csiti
General Manager, Central Dredging Association, Delft, the Netherlands
Marcel Van Gent
Manager Wave Dynamics and Structures, WL | Delft Hydraulics, the Netherlands
Joachim Gruene
Operation and Research Manager, Coastal Research Centre, Hannover/Braunschweig, Germany
Ole Larsen
Danish Hydraulic Institute, Denmark
Iñigo J. Losada Rodriguez
Hydraulic Engineering Dept., University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
T. Neville Burt
Technical Director, Hydraulics Research Wallingford, UK
Agnes de Meester
Secretary General, European Dredging Association, Brussels, Belgium
Constantine Memos
Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Joan Pope
Technical Director, Engineering Research & Development Center, US Army Corps of
Engineers, Alexandria, USA
Panayotis Prinos
Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
J. A. Roelvink
Professor, UNESCO-IHE Institute of Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands
Torsten Schlurmann
United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn, Germany
Henk J. Verhagen
Assoc. Professor, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Claus Zimmermann,
Managing Director, Franzius Institute for Hydraulics and Coastal Engineering,
University of Hannover, Germany

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
Boyan Savov
Black Sea Coastal Association, Varna, Bulgaria
Valeri Penchev
Black Sea Coastal Association, and BSHC – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Varna, Bulgaria
Kristjo Daskalov
University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria

DEADLINES and KEY DATES
December 16, 2006 Abstract submission & Preliminary registration
January 26, 2007 Acceptance notifications & Tentative programme
May 31, 2007 Full paper submission
June 30, 2007 Final program
July 16, 2007 End of early registration
September 25, 2007 Conference opening

CONFERENCE TOPICS
 PORT DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION
 System Approach to Port Development
 Feasibility Studies and Site Investigations
 Lay-out Planning
 Breakwater Design and Construction
 Infrastructure Development
 Dredging Works and Equipment
 Rehabilitation of Port Areas
 Harbour Architecture & Residential Development
 Planning and Management
 PORT AND COASTAL STRUCTURES - ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
 Coastal Erosion Problems & Beach Nourishment
 Environmental Aspects of Dredging
 Water Quality
 Oil Pollution
 Waste Disposal, Waste Water Treatment
 Pollution Control
 Coastal Ecosystems
 Impact on Living Resources
 Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment
 COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT
 Sustainable Development of the Coastal Areas
 Resource Exploitation
 Sitting of Major Industrial Facilities
 Coastal Geology and Geomorphology
 Coastal Protection Systems
 Legal Aspects, Economic and Social Aspects
 Transboundary problems and International Cooperation
 MONITORING AND MODELLING
 Hydrographic Surveying
 Monitoring Systems
 Mathematical Modelling Related to Port Problems
 Coastal, Environmental and Ecosystem Modelling
 Physical Model Tests, Modeling as a Planning Tool
 Data Processing, Data Networks, GIS

Venue

Capt. R. Serafimov 1, 9021 Varna, Bulgaria
Varna
Bulgaria
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