Selection of the Dredged Material Disposal Sites in the Turkish Coastal Areas

Tan I., Yüksek A., Tuğrul S., Tutak B., Tolun L., Aydoner C., ...More

12th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment (MEDCOAST), Varna, Bulgaria, 6 - 10 October 2015, pp.587-598 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Varna
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.587-598
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Approximately 5x10(6) cubic meter of sediment is removed annually from the harbours, ports, marinas and river mouths in Turkey. Uncontrolled dumping of these dredged materials might create contamination based on the assumption that this material is somehow polluted with the human activity related to the surrounding location. Selection of the disposal sites at sea is one of the important steps of dredge material management process described in most of the international conventions.