winners2016 kleinvoorkantWe are looking back on a successful edition of the NCK days and would like to thank you all for your presence and contribution! The presentations and posters were interesting, which was also reflected in the distribution of the votes for the best paper and poster. We congratulate Matthieu de Schipper (best presentation, left) and Abdel Nnafie (best poster, right) with their achievement. Bert van der Valk and Frans Beekman guided us along the beach and dunes of Westenschouwen with nice stories, which made the field trip very pleasant and the sun did the rest! We would like to thank Deltares for organising this edition of the NCK days.

If you would like to read the abstracts: the book of abstracts is now also available online!

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thumb zeekraal op balgzandThe NCK days of 2014 were a succes. We would like to thank all speakers and people with poster presentations for their contribution. Considering all the high marks that have been awarded by the audience, we may conclude that the standard was very high!

Also, we would like to give our compliments to the organising committee of UNESCO-IHE for the smooth organisation. Well done, Mick van der Wegen, Shahrizal Bin Ab Razak, Leo Sembiring, Ewout Heeringa and Martine Roebroeks.

The book of abstracts is now available via this link.