Working groups and reports

The following PIANC Working Groups were set up recently. Interested in joining?  See the PIANC Brussels web site at www.pianc-aipcn.org/index.php and contact the UK Section for further details on how to participate.

To see all members of each working group, download our pdf here, it includes email addresses of members who are happy to be contacted if you have any queries about a particular working group.

Working Groups
UK Head Representative/Chairman




WG166 – Inflatable Structures in Hydraulic Engineering

Jim Stirling – Independent

Fran Littlewood (YP) - Canal and River Trust



Jan Brooke - Independent


WG167 – Design of terminals for RoRo and RoPax vessels

Steve Osborn - Atkins

Peter Hunter/ Stephen Cork - (HR Wallingford

Michael Grace (YP) - Dover Harbour Board


WG168 – Single point yacht mooring design
WG169 – Fire system detection and controls in marinas

Tim Beckett – Beckett Rankine

Ian Dobson (YP) - Beckett Rankine

The following is an overview of active working groups.  These working groups have been set up but if you wish to contribute contact the Group Chairman of the relevant working group – details at www.pianc-aipcn.org/index.php

  • Incom WG201    Development of an Inland Waterway Classification for South America
  • Joint WG 199      Health Monitoring for Port and Waterway Structures - Joint with Marcom
  • Incom WG 198   Salt Water Intrusion Mitigations and Technologies
  • Incom WG 192   Automatisation of Locks and Bridges, Remote Operation, Self Usage, Network Security
  • Icom WG 179     How to Deal with New Ships in the CEMT '92 Classification - Towards a new CEMT (ITF)
  • InCom WG 173  Movable Bridges and Rolling Gates – Design, Maintenance and Control, Lessons learned from Experience
  • InCom WG 166  Inflatable Structures in Hydraulic Engineering
  • InCom WG 156  E-Navigation for Inland waterways
  • InCom WG 155  Ship Behaviour in Locks and Lock Approaches
  • InCom WG 154  Mitre Gate Design and Operation
  • InCom WG 142  Inland navigation safety
  • InCom WG 141  Design guidelines for inland waterways
  • InCom WG 140  Semi-probabilistic design concept for inland hydraulic structures 
  • InCom WG 128  Alternative bank protection methods
  • InCom Permanent WG 125  River Information Services, RIS (Permanent Working Group) (Relaunching WG on RIS Guidelines)
  • Incom WG 189   Fatigue of Hydraulic Steel Structures - Design, Analysis, Assessment and Maintenance
  • Incom WG 190   Corrosion Protection of Lock Equipment 
  • Incom WG 191   Composites for Hydraulic Structures
  • Incom WG 197   Small Hydropower plant in Waterways 
  • WG 213 Design guidelines for marine multipurpose terminals
  • WG 212 Criteria for acceptable movement of ships at berths.
  • WG 211 Guidelines for the design of fender systems.
  • WG 208  Planning for Automation of Container Terminals
  • WG 205 Design and Construction of Breakwaters on soft seabeds
  • WG200  Single Point Mooring (SPM) and Multi-Point Mooring (MPM) Facilities
  • WG199 (InCom/Marcom)   Health Monitoring for Port and Waterway Structures
  • WG194 A Framework for Early Contractor Involvement in infrastructure Projects
  • WG187 Protection of Undersea Pipelines and cables
  • WG186 Mooring of Large Ships at Quay Walls
  • WG185 Site Selection and Planning for Ports on Greenfield Sites
  • WG184 Design Principles for Dry Bulk Marine Terminals
  • MarCom WG171 Ship Handling Simulation for Channel and Harbour Design
  • MarCom WG167 Design of terminals for RoRo and RoPax vessels
  • MarCom WG164 Upgrade of Port Terminals by Increasing Dredged Depth
  • MarCom WG 159 Renewable Energy for Maritime Ports
  • MarCom WG 149 Guidelines for marina design
  • MarCom WG 148 (EnviCom/RecCom)     Environmental impact aspects of recreational navigation infrastructures
  • Joint WG 147 Guidelines for facilitation and integration among recreational, fishery and commercial navigation
  • MarCom WG 145 Berthing velocities and fender design
  • EnviCom TG193  Resilience of the Maritime and Inland Waterbourne Transport System 
  • WG188 Carbon Management for Port & Navigation Infrastructure
  • EnviCom WG178  PIANC-PTGCC Working Group on climate change adaptation for maritime and inland port and navigation infrastructure
  • EnviCom WG175 A Practical Guide to Environmental Risk Management for Navigation Infrastructure Projects
  • EnviCom WG174 Sustainability Reporting for Ports
  • Permanent Task Group Permanent Commission cross-cutting Task Group on Climate Change 
  • EnviCom WG 163 (Former Envicom 16)   Management of ports and waterways for fish and shellfish habitat
  • EnviCom WG170 Best Practices of how to deal with sea turtles and mammals in marine waterway and port construction activities
  • EnviCom WG 157  Environmental Aspects of Dredging and Port and Waterway Construction around Coastal Plant Habitats
  • WG 148 RecCom/EnviCom /MarCom  Environmental impact aspects of recreational navigation infrastructures
  • EnviCom TG 1    EU Water Framework Directive
  • EnviCom wG195               Applying Ecosystem Services for Waterbourne Transport Infrastructure Projects
  • WG 202 Influence of RNI on waterfront projects
  • WG 182 Underwater Acoustic Imaging of Waterborne Transport Infrastructure
  • WG 209 Recommendations for use of AIS data for recreational navigation infrastructure
  • WG 148   Recommendations for Environmentally Sustainable Recreational Navigation Infrastructures
  • WG 149   Guidelines for Marina Design (2 parts pending completion)
  • WG 168 Single Point Yacht Mooring Design
  • WG 169 Fire System Detection and Controls in Marinas
  • WG 126 Training in Ports and Waterways
Other working groups

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Last updated: Jan 2019


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