Environmental aspects of dredging
Paul’s work on environmental aspects of dredging includes the development of water quality thresholds and management triggers for several large-scale dredging operations in Australia.
He recently developed a detailed environmental management approach for a dredging operation in a highly sensitive marine environment in Monaco.
He also worked on various environmental impact studies of dredging (incl. plume model interpretation) in the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Mediterranean and Wadden Sea.
Paul served on two PIANC expert working groups to develop best practice guidelines for dredging and port construction near coral reefs and coastal plant habitats.
He participated in an Expert Panel for GBRMPA and AIMS for a synthesis of the effects of dredging in the Great Barrier Reef.
In 2017, Paul performed an independent peer review of the Port of Hay Point Sustainable Sediment Management (SSM) project for NQBP.
Recently, he was invited by WAMSI to synthesize the 5-year, 20 M$ ‘WAMSI Dredging Science Node’ research program.
In 2018-19, he participated in a Scientific Advisory Panel for a feasibility study program on beneficial use of dredged material for mangrove habitat restoration, commissioned by the North Queensland Bulk Port Corporation.
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