Working Group Fact Sheet
Title: Use of Hydro/Meteo Information to Optimize Safe Port Access
PIANC Working Group (WG) 54, "Use of Hydro/Meteo Information for Port Access and Operations", will be holding its eight meeting from the 8th through 10th of November 2010 at Flanders Hydraulics Research Institute in Antwerp, Belgium. US representative Majid Yavary will be attending. Members from Germany, Spain, England, Australia, Holland, Belgium, Japan, South Africa, and the US participate in this WG. The development of the report, which consists of seven chapters, is ongoing. The report will address measurement, prediction, and application of the hydrodynamic and metrological data in the design and operation of port facilities, with special emphasis on access channels, and will complement the work being carried out by WG 52 (Criteria for the (un)loading of containerships) and WG 49 (Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions of Fairways). The US representative is the lead author of the now completed chapter on Measurement of Hydro/Meteo parameters, with contributions from representatives from Japan and Holland. It is expected that a draft copy of this report will be presented to the MarCom for comments in mid-2011. POC: Majid Yavary, ph. +1.212.465.5448, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organized September 2006
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revised 04 Nov 2010