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Monday June 13th

Friday June 17th, 2016

The Hyatt Regency Miami

400 SE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33131
Hyatt Regency Miami website

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World Dredging Congresses (WODCONs) are organized once every three years by WODA, the World Organization of Dredging Associations. First organized in 1967 in New York and held throughout the world since, this series of congresses has become the most important event for dredging professionals worldwide. WODCONs, the only worldwide events dedicated exclusively to dredging and maritime construction, provide a unique platform for researchers and practitioners from industry, academia and governments to meet and discuss dredging.

WODCON XXI will showcase some 120 technical papers over three days covering all aspects of dredging and maritime construction. All WODCON XXI papers will be peer reviewed and provide up to date, relevant and high quality information. The congress will also feature a technical exhibition and technical visits. These technical program elements will ensure a complete learning process, while various social events will allow participants to meet fellow professionals from all over the world in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere.

WODCON XXI will bring together expert representatives of manufacturers, universities, research institutes, consultants, public authorities and contractors working in the dredging, navigation, coastal and inland flood protection, deep-sea mining, offshore wind energy, oil and gas production fields and providers of a broad range of services such as brokers, insurers, financiers, lawyers, and many more.

CALL FOR PAPERS | View Second Call for Papers
Interested authors are invited to submit one page abstracts (less than 400 words). The abstracts must contain a descriptive title, author(s) contact information (name, company, address, phone, email). Deadline for abstracts is September 15, 2015. Abstracts are to be emailed to the chair of the respective regions (CEDA, EADA, & WEDA). The Technical Papers Committee will review all abstracts and notify authors of acceptance and provide final manuscript instructions for production of the WODCON proceedings on CD’s. Submission and acceptance of an abstract means that one or more of the authors must register, attend the WODCON XXI, and give the presentation in English. One full registration with payment must be made when the draft manuscript is submitted.

Abstracts presenting both practical applications as well as applied research are encouraged. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Improving Dredge Safety
  • Innovative Equipment and Techniques
  • Dredging Research & Education
  • Budgeting & Cost Estimating
  • New Dredging Equipment
  • Dredging for Flood Control
  • Geotechnical Aspects of Dredging
  • Navigation Channel Design
  • Treatment of Dredged Sediments
  • Land Reclamation
  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Dredging for Beach Nourishment
  • Environmental Dredging & Capping
  • Deep Sea Mining/Dredging
  • Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Sediments


  • Abstracts Deadline
  • Notification of Acceptance /Author Instructions
  • Draft Manuscripts
  • Reviewer Comments to Authors
  • Final Manuscripts
  • October 6, 2015
  • October 15, 2015
  • January 15, 2016
  • March 1, 2016
  • April 15, 2016

The Western Dredging Association is pleased to announce that the Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel has been selected as the venue for the World Organization of Dredging s 21st World Dredging Congress (WODCON XXI). To accommodate s Hyatt Regency Hotel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Miami, Florida. It is within walking distance to the Mary Brickell Village (marybrickellvillage.com), American Airlines Arena and the Bayside Market Place (baysidemarketplace.com) and 15 minutes away from Miami International Airport and the beaches.

Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States after Washington, D.C. Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the , with a speaking majority. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known has been the number one cruise passenger port s largest cruise ships and operations, and is the busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.

This exciting venue for the 21st World Dredging Congress is also next door to a Miami Metro Mover station, a complimentary service that provides transportation to and from various hotspots in downtown Miami. This complimentary transportation also connects to the Metrorail which has service to the Miami Airport. Those attending WODCON XXI at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida will experience excellent technical presentations, a great trade show, and outstanding customer service.

Registration will be available at the beginning of 2016. Registration fees and additional information will be posted on this webpage in early 2016. Delegates must make their own hotel reservations and hotel accommodations and rates will be on the web site.

Technical tours of dredging activities in the Miami, Florida area, social events, and a spouse’s program will be organized and the information will be available on this web page as these activities are confirmed.

Dredging exhibitors from all over the world will showcase their products and services in the Exhibit Hall. Please contact WEDA Executive Director (info@westerndredging.org).

SPONSORSHIP   | View Brochure
Sponsorships are welcome and organizations should contact the WEDA Executive Director.

To see previous WODCONs, please click here.

WODCON Presentation Download Library