The  Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting 2016 (NAEM) will take place on February 9th and 10th in Lunteren. The meeting is organised by NERN and NECOV (Dutch - Flemish Ecological Society) and supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). One of the sessions will be coordinated by NatureCoast researchers and will have the title 'Ecosystem-based solutions to societal problems'.

Conveners: Simeon Moons (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Dr. Alexander van Oudenhoven (Leiden University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Iris Pit (Utrecht University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Registration and more information on the NAEM website.

Feel free to email the conveners with questions and suggestions! 

NCKdays 2016

We would like to thank you for submitting your abstract for the NCK days! We have made our selection for the oral presentations and have created a nice programme

The NCK days will be held on 17-18 March 2016 at Inspiration Center Grevelingen on the Brouwersdam in the Netherlands. An Open Earth Sprint Session and the ice breaker will take place the day before. The location for the icebreaker is Beach pavilion Brouw (address: Brouwersdam Buitenzijde 20, Beach entrance 15, North Sea Side, Ouddorp). The Open Earth sprint session will take place at Inspiration Center Grevelingen (address: Brouwersdam binnenzijde 25, 3253 MK Ouddorp).

For more information (programme, fees, overnight stays), go to the event page. We look forward to welcoming you at NCK2016!

Best regards,

The organising committee (Ad van der Spek, Bas van Maren & Julia Vroom)

theme day kustlijnzorg

The subject of the upcoming NCK theme day is 'Knowledge development for Coastal Management and Maintenance (Kustlijnzorg)'. Nourishments are an important strategy to preserve the Dutch coastline in a dynamic way. Deltares collaborates with Rijkswaterstaat to develop knowledge needed to carry out an effective nourishment strategy. This collaboration focusses on understanding the (large scale) coastal system behaviour, in order to explain local (erosion) phenomena and define adequate management solutions. 

The latest results and insights on these topics will be presented on the NCK Theme day on the 5th of February 2016 in the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht. You are warmly invited to join the discussion. Please register for the theme day (free of charge!) by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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