RecCom WG202 & WG245 Call out for new members!

PIANC’s Recreational Commission has sent out a call for additional members for the Joint Working Group RecCom-ICOMIA 202, and for WG245 Carbon Management for Marinas and Boat Harbours.
Close of applications Saturday 22 June 2024 for WG202 and WG245

This working group is already active but is seeking additional members to join the working group.

The objective of RecCom- ICOMIA WG202 is to understand, evaluate and report on the influence of recreational navigation infrastructures (RNI) on waterfront development and their funding possibilities (including PPP) and regulation of investments on marina/RNI development projects. The study covers both focuses from new constructions to redevelopment or regeneration of the waterfront. Download full Terms of Reference!

For WG202 PIANC RecCom is working with ICOMIA – International Council of Marine Industries Association – ICOMIA Marinas Group, IMG

Background to WG202

Waterfronts (including seafronts, riverfronts and lakefronts) that were the shipping and industrial birthplace of many cities remain prime locations. In the past port and urban development were linked to an industrial growth which separated port development and urban integration. Nowadays abandoned areas in ports are going to become a great urban and port opportunity. They support a movement of “redevelopment” or regeneration of port-maritime-urban front which will encourage numerous associations and research. Reimagining a waterfront as a multi-use public gathering place is a golden opportunity for any place to redefine itself.

The desirable expertise of Working Group members includes several profiles, they may be developers, investors, urban planners, environmental planners, landscape architects, marina designers and managers, researchers and research institutions, experts in PPP and in financing projects, public servants, etc., coming from both public and private organizations, from different countries around the world with different policies related with their waterfront treatment.

The information provided by WG202 will help Governments and investors make strategies and decisions at the planning state of restructuring obsolete areas and renewal urban projects.

2) Renewed call out for RecCom WG245  -Carbon Management for Marinas and Boat Harbours – see Terms of Reference. This working group will be launched with the existing members but is seeking additional ones.

WG Membership proposed to include: 
• Marina design and engineering professionals 
• Marina equipment suppliers, including power and electric supply equipment and services for marinas 
• Marina and boat harbour owners and operators 
• Manufacturers and designers of vessels 
• Climate change mitigation specialists, including policy makers and regulators 
• Sustainability and environmental specialist 

Objectives: This Working Group report will target specific guidance and requirements for marinas and boat harbours related to climate change mitigation (carbon management and decarbonisation).  More targeted guidance could focus on the following issues: 

  • carbon accounting practices for marinas and boat harbours (sources, guidance, standards)
  • energy conservation and efficiency opportunities
  • alternative energy generation and self-generation 
  • infrastructure and equipment to support alternative fuels for recreational vessels 
  • building and material specifications 
  • transport, transit, access and vehicle fleets 
  • blue carbon capture and building ecosystem services 
  • requirements for maintenance and operation of machinery and vessels (including vessel speeds) 
  • water accounting, efficiency and re-use 
  • compensation of carbon generation through approved projects by the Kyoto protocol. 

Leading practice can also be documented and supported by representative worldwide examples and case studies. 

Interested in being part of either of these International Working Groups?

If you would like to represent the Australian & New Zealand National Section of PIANC on either of these Recreational Commission Working Group please apply to the AU-NZ Board. 

Many of our members are currently active on a number of PIANC Working Groups and they produce significant outcomes that benefit maritime matters in our region. They also bring significant benefits to participants who get to meet, learn from and share with global experts.

How to Apply

Please forward your application before COB Saturday 22 June 2024 to PIANC AU-NZ Technical Commission Leads.

Apply to Greg Britton, (RecCom & Technical Commission Lead AU-NZ)
E: – you must also cc Paul Weston, EO for PIANC AU-NZ

Process for Applications

Your application should include a detailed CV/Resume with a short covering letter outlining:

1. Your experience in the particular technical field; see expertise list above.
2. Why the WG is relevant for the Australian / NZ content and the direct benefits of participation;
3. A commitment that you will prepare (for distribution to all members) a short report providing an overview & outcomes of the WG etc;
4. Whether or not you are seeking to access Travel Assistance Policy (TAP )funding; and
5. Whether you qualify as a Young Professional.

Please note that Working Group Members need to be Individual Members of PIANC, working for a Corporate Member or Platinum Partner, be an invited expert or a be a member of a Sister Organisation.

A Selection Committee will review all nominations received and make a final recommendation to the PIANC AU-NZ Chair.

Please be aware that membership of a Working Group does require your active participation. This includes attending Working Group meetings (pre-Covid -19 this was usually at international locations) or as a ‘Corresponding Member’ if you do not want to undertake the normal travel requirements of full membership. If you are expert in the field and would like to influence the outcome of the Working Group we encourage you to participate as fully as you are able.

All costs associated with membership must be borne by either yourself or your employer, however PIANC Australia & New Zealand has a Travel Assistance Policy to partially assist with travel & attendance at Working Group meetings, in order to promote Australian and New Zealand technical input into these important WG activities. 

Under the PIANC AU-NZ Travel Assistance Policy (TAP), up to $2,000 funds may be payable post travel upon the successful completion of a WG Summary Report and production of relevant travel receipts.

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