We are pleased to announce the 25ᵗʰ International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions


Welcome to POAC 2019

Delft University of Technology welcomes you to The Netherlands for the 25th edition of the International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions. Around 200 participants from over 30 countries are expected to participate in four days of exciting presentations and discussion of research ideas. In addition to the main sessions, our guests will be treated to a welcome party, technical tours and a gala banquet, in and around the beautiful city of Delft.


POAC2019 is made possible by:

With the support of these companies the POAC 2019 edition will become a guaranteed success.


Second Tour: Dutch Heritage

Due to a limited number of visitors for MARIN an additional tour is organised. The Heritage Tour will take you to the fight against water, which The Netherlands has been fighting for centuries. You will visit the Maeslantkering and Kinderdijk. More information can be found here: Programme June 11

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Final Programme Online

The final time schedule is now online! Check out the programmes per day to see what the activities are and when they are scheduled. After the final acceptance of the papers the schedule will be expanded with the time and locations of the presentations.

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Problems with registration and submission have been resolved

We noticed that some of you experienced problems with the registration and submission of the paper via the website. These problems have been resolved. If you have issues in the future, do not hesitate to email us.

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Extended deadline paper submission: March 15 2019

The submission deadline for the paper has been posponed until March 15 2019. Please note that a maximum of 12 pages is set for the full paper, including title page and references. The paper template has been updated with this information.

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The City of Vermeer

Delft University of Technology is proud to welcome POAC to the Netherlands for the first time. The city of Delft with its tree-lined canals, charming buildings and rich history is sure to provide a delightful setting for the conference. The venue for POAC 2019 is the Aula Conference Centre at the heart of the TU Delft campus. The venue is at a 10 minutes walking distance from Delft Centre and only 5 minutes from Delft Central Station by bus. In turn, Delft Central Station is easily accessible by trains from all major Dutch cities and airports.

The old city centre of Delft near the church.


The conference schedule is as follows.

Abstract due
January 11, 2019

Abstract acceptance
January 18, 2019

Full paper for review due
March 15, 2019

Paper acceptance
April 5, 2019

Final Paper Submission
April 19, 2019

Final paper acceptance
April 26, 2019

Early registration due
April 22, 2019

June 9-13, 2019