Articles | Volume 39
01 Apr 2014
 | 01 Apr 2014

Environmental Risk Assessment of dredging processes – application to Marin harbour (NW Spain)

A. G. Gómez, J. García Alba, A. Puente, and J. A. Juanes

Abstract. A methodological procedure to estimate the environmental risk of dredging operations in aquatic systems has been developed. Environmental risk estimations are based on numerical models results, which provide an appropriated spatio-temporal framework analysis to guarantee an effective decision-making process. The methodological procedure has been applied on a real dredging operation in the port of Marin (NW Spain). Results from Marin harbour confirmed the suitability of the developed methodology and the conceptual approaches as a comprehensive and practical management tool.