Konrad R. Mech

Konrad serves as Sales Director – Coasts, Ports and Inland Waterways
with Kongsberg Discovery Canada Ltd, a world leader in acoustic
technology for underwater intervention, deep-sea construction, marine
engineering and site inspection. He is a Registered Professional Engineer
in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia (non-practicing) and a
Project Management Professional certified by the Project Management
Institute. Konrad also holds a BA in Commerce and Masters of Business
Administration with Distinction.

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Optimising real-time dredge monitoring systems with acoustic sensors

Driven by an increasing population, global maritime trade activity is at an all-time high. To keep up with demand, larger vessels and expanded port facilities are being built. Larger vessels, particularly container vessels, often require multiple expansion projects, such as expanding turning basins, widening shipping channels and digging deeper berths. These port expansion projects often require dredging to ensure the upgraded facilities can handle vessels of any size. However, dredging in the maritime industry is continuous, expensive and resource intensive. To meet evolving demands while remaining economically viable, tools that increase dredging efficiency need to be evaluated and incorporated into dredging operations.

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