The Coastal Systems and Engineering and Port Development Chair Group deals with the analysis, design and management of natural and man-made systems in the coastal environment. It deals with the defence, protection and management of coastal zones and the planning and the design of ports and harbours.
Typical aspects include marine dredging and the design of coastal structures such as breakwaters and dikes.
The Coastal Engineering Specialization includes coastal erosion, beach protection and nourishment. The Port Development specialization includes nautical operations and logistics.
The Chair Group also aims at improving hydrodynamic and morphological prediction skills that are essential in multidisciplinary environmental impact studies related to large-scale land reclamation or access channel deepening.
It also focuses on assessing the effects of sea level rise and climate change on coastal areas, including inlets and estuaries.
Chair group annual reports
Chair Group Staff
Lecturer in Coastal Engineering and Port Development
Professor of Ports and Waterways
Meulen, van der, Frank
Assistant Professor of Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Associate Professor of Coastal Engineering and ICZM
Professor of Coastal Engineering and Port Development
Lecturer in Ports and Waterways
Wegen, van der, Mick
Senior Lecturer in Hydraulic Engineering