Working Group Call-Out! WG149 Marina Design

RecCom WG 149: Guidelines for Marina Design

Call for additional members

About RecCom WG149: Marina planning and design is a complex and interdisciplinary practice.  Skilled professionals need updated “codes of practice”.  Furthermore, these “codes of practice” need to consider the most recent developments – super and mega-yachts presence, changes of boats dimensions ratios, widening of age range of users, disability access, boat yards, villages for urban functions, sustainability criteria. 

Although several guidelines of this kind have been produced by different organisations all over the world, mostly with regard to national or regional importance, an internationally generated guideline has not yet been produced. 

In furthering PIANC’s mission of providing expert guidance and technical advice on waterborne transport, PIANC can fill this gap by generating guidelines for marina designers utilizing international standards.

Some sections of this work have already been successfully published by PIANC in 2016 and 2017 (See however work in two further areas is required to complete this major PIANC publication.  For more information please download the Terms of Reference and list of sections – those completed and those required.

Apply Now

If you would like to represent the Australian & New Zealand National Section of PIANC on this Working Groups please apply to the ANZ Board. Please advise if you qualify as a Young Professional (YP – 40 years or younger) as there are two positions available in each Working Group, one of which is for a YP.

Many of our members are currently active on a number of PIANC Working Groups and they do produce significant outcomes that benefit maritime matters in our region.

How to Apply:
Please forward your application before COB Monday 19 April 2021 to:
Greg Britton, (RecCom Commission Lead ANZ) E:

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

1. Your experience in the particular technical field;
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 TAP funding; and
5. Whether you qualify as a Young Professional.

All nominations must be received no later than 19 April 2021

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 ANZ 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 TAP, up to $2,000 funds are payable post travel upon the successful completion of a WG Summary Report and production of relevant travel receipts.

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