On April 17th, 2024, the ZEDhub community convened for a dynamic and insightful meeting, heralding a new era of innovation in Maritime Energy Transition. Councilor of Dordrecht Maarten Burggraaf kicked off with a warm welcome, setting the tone for an engaging agenda.

One of the highlights of the meeting was the presentation on the ZEDhub Pilot project featuring the E-Battery dredger Christiaan P., delivered by Martin de Geus of Van Oord. De Geus captivated the audience with insights into this novel initiative, demonstrating the potential of sustainable solutions in maritime operations.

Arjen de Jong from ZEDhub then delved into Dutch Maritime Innovation Programs, shedding light on the collaborative efforts driving progress in the industry. The presentations continued with a thought-provoking session led by the ZEDhub student team, offering fresh perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in sustainable mobilization and transport of dredging equipment.

The interactive Mentimeter session fostered lively discussions on open innovation, knowledge sharing, and the development of an online knowledge platform.

In conclusion, the successful ZEDhub community meeting exemplified the power of collaboration and innovation in shaping the future of Zero Emission Dredging. As stakeholders continue to unite and explore new frontiers, the possibilities for sustainable developments are boundless.