5e19db3fe9On 10 January 2017, 13.00-17.00 hr, the second Christiaan Brunings Lecture will be held at the Utrecht University Library Uithof (Boothzaal).

This year's theme is salt marshes!

Starring:
* keynote lecture prof. Sergio Fagherazzi (Boston University) on survival of salt marshes under global change
* lecture prof. Tjeerd Bouma (NIOZ) on small-scale processes affecting large-scale salt marsh dynamics
* Metronome tidal facility demonstration, perhaps including the first-ever mud flats and salt marshes in experiments

100 seats available (admission free) for practitioners and scientists working on salt marshes. More info (programme, abstracts) and registration at www.uu.nl/bruningslecture. Last year's lecture is online. Also see www.uu.nl/metronome.

Sponsored by Deltares (and probably also by Rijkswaterstaat)

twente university icoonNCK-member Bas Borsje is one of the 25 nominees for the title 'New Scientist Science Talent 2016', a competition for the best science talent in Netherlands and Flanders! Bas focusses on coastal protection by soft/natural structures like salt marshes and mangrove forests and he investigates the load by tides and waves on those soft structures. This structures are cheaper and more climate proof than traditional coastal protection measures like dams and dikes. To receive the title 'New Scientist Science Talent 2016', which is an big honour, Bas needs to collect votes. If you like to support Bas, please vote for him at the website of the New Scientist!

twentelogoSuzanne Hulscher has been awarded the Simon Stevin Mastery 2016 by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW.

The Simon Stevin Mastery (Simon Stevin Meesterschap) concerns an exceptional title of respect awarded only to outstanding technical-scientists. Among others prof. dr. Suzanne Hulscher receives this honor for outstanding innovative work in the areas of river-systems and coastal seas.

This most prominent award for technical research will be delivered to our NCK member at the STW annual congress on 24 November. The prestigious title comes with a 500.000 Euro research grant and a work of art.        

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