The EU project DredgDikes is a South Baltic Cross-border Co-operation project, dealing with the implementation of dredged materials in dike construction. Large-scale field testing, an actual pilot dike and a best-practice guideline are the three main components.
The project consortium consists of five eligible partners from Germany and Poland, 15 associated organisations, and an external Expert from Lithuania. Lead Partner: Universität Rostock, Prof. Fokke Saathoff.
Dredged materials are soil or excavated material with different parts of mineral and organic properties, which accumulate in or on the waterbodies in the course of waterway maintenance and expansion for warranty of safety and easiness of shipping traffic...
The use of dredged materials in dike construction is a new promising method to use it in a sustainable way. Several million m3 of dredged materials accrue every year in the coastal areas of the North and Baltic Sea. A part of the dredged material is deposited directly on spoil fields on land.
Former Melioration Engineering students from the University of Rostock, now living all over Germany, used their 40th seminar group anniversary 2016 to visit the DredgDikes research dike.
Prof. Dr. hab. inz. Zbigniew Sikora passed away on 12 May 2015. The project DredgDikes expresses sympathy and shares the sorrow with his family and friends.
On December 8, 2014 the final DredgDikes workshop took place in the Steigenberger Hotel Sonne in Rostock. The project consortium would like to thank all those that contributed to the project during its 4 year lifetime.
Final sampling and investigation of soil chemical parameters at the German DredgDikes test and pilot dikes and vegetation development
In September 2014 the final investigation for chemical soil analyses at the German test dike and pilot dike were carried out. As expected the result so far show the need for the monitoring of the salt and nutrient ions if dredged material shall be applied. The monitoring of the vegetation development shows that within one year at all different deedged materials a good turf will establish.
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