Commissions & Working Groups

Our four Technical Commissions (InCom, MarCom, EnviCom & RecCom) cover the different areas of waterborne transport infrastructure. They are continuously supervising the work carried out by our experts in the respective Working Groups on industry-relevant topics. The reports prepared by these Working Groups are the core business of our Association and a highly respected resource for governments, companies, and industry associations.  

Two further Commissions (CoCom & YP-Com) were set up to support Emerging Countries and Young Professionals. 

Finances and Marketing are handled by FinCom and ProCom respectively.


PIANC Commissions

1 Inland Navigation Commission (InCom)
  • Chairperson Mr Philippe Rigo (Belgium)

  • Vice-Chairperson Ms Jasna Muskatirovic (Serbia)
  • Deals with all matters related to inland navigation

2 Maritime Navigation Commission (MarCom)
  • Chairperson Mr Egbert van der Wal (The Netherlands)

  • Vice-Chairperson Mr Babak Banijamali (Iran)

  • Deals with maritime ports and seaways issues

3 Environmental Commission (EnviCom)
  • Chairperson Mr Burton Suedel (USA)

  • Deals with both broad and very specific navigation sustainability and environmental risk-related issues of interest to PIANC that cross cut all PIANC areas.

4 Recreational Navigation Commission (RecCom)
  • Chairperson Mr Esteban Biondi (Argentina)

  • Vice Chairperson Mr. Michiel De Jong (The Netherlands)
  • Deals with all matters related to recreational navigation

5 International Co-Operation Commission (CoCom)
  • Chairpersons Mr Abbas Sarmad (USA) & Mohammadreza Allahyar (Iran)

  • Deals with the organisation of the PIANC-COPEDEC Conferences and the target country approach

6 Young Professionals Commission (YP-Com)
  • Chairpersons Mr Sebastián Iglesias (Argentina)

  • Dealing with networking activities, such as participation in meetings and events, PIANC Commissions and Working Groups

7 Finance Commission (FinCom)
  • Chairperson Mr Ian White (UK)

  • Vice Chairperson Mr Manuel Arana (Spain)
  • Deals with the financial management of PIANC

8 Promotion Commission (ProCom)
  • Chairperson Mrs Chiara Minoretti ad interim (Italy)

  • Vice Chairperson
  • Deals with the marketing and promotion of the Association

Working Group Reports

Working Group Reports are sorted by Commission and available FOR FREE if you are a PIANC member.