Articles | Volume 39
Adv. Geosci., 39, 101–106, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-39-101-2014
Adv. Geosci., 39, 101–106, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-39-101-2014

  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 A. G. Gómez et al.
  • Environmental Hydraulics Institute "IH Cantabria", Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

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.

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