On Thursday January 26, 2017 there will be a joint meeting of the five NWO-BwN projects: EMERGO, BE SAFE, Smart Ecosystems, CoCoChannel and Rebuilding barrier islands.

Knowledge gain within these projects is not only important from a scientific point of view, but also forms the foundation for policy and future delta and river developments. The aim of this day is to inform each other and strengthen the interaction with our consortium partners, especially the NGO’s.

What to expect:

  • An introduction/update of the five projects
  • Interactive poster session
  • Networking possibility

Please go to our events page to find more information on the programme and the venue. You can register for this day by following this link.

The call for abstracts and the registration for the NCK annual conference are now open! Abstracts should be submitted before Wednesday 1 February 2017. Please follow the abstract template in detail. The template can be downloaded here. You can submit your abstract by sending it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Don't forget to indicate in your e-mail if you prefer an oral or a poster presentation.

There are time slots for 30 oral presentations; posters can be viewed during all breaks. This year’s conference organisers specifically welcome abstracts on the following themes (in alphabetic order):

  • Aeolian transport and dunes
  • Biogeomorphology
  • Coastal management
  • Ebb-tidal deltas
  • Mud
  • Observational techniques
  • Sand nourishments
  • Waves and storms

For more information, and a sneak peek on the programme, go to the events page. Here you can also find a link to the registration website. We look forward to welcoming you at NCK2017!

Best regards,

The organising committee (Martin Baptist & Alma de Groot)

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!

* 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)