Rich benthic communities in the Dutch North Sea: discovering, monitoring and conservation

6 November 2019, Muntgebouw Utrecht

This will be an interesting day for researchers, policy makers and those involved in the use and conservation of the North Sea ecosystem. DISCLOSE researchers will present their first results on efficient methods for large-scale monitoring of the North Sea bottom and its rich benthic communities. Additionally, potential use of these results in marine conservation will be discussed. External marine experts will subsequently present how DISCLOSE contributes to their working field and identify future challenges.

The DISCLOSE project aims to provide detailed maps of the seabed in the North Sea and assess the conditions under which rich communities can grow. Marine seabed habitats and communities are complex to study due to their large surfaces and the obvious water coverage. DISCLOSE therefore takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining acoustic imaging (TUD) with video imaging (UG) and standard seabed sampling techniques (NIOZ), allowing detailed examination of the seabed at a large scale. The North Sea Foundation ensures integration of results in marine policy, collaboration with other projects and the communication to the wider public.

For more information, program and registration, please visit https://discloseweb.webhosting.rug.nl/disclose-symposium-2019/

The 10th Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics under the auspices of IAHR, River Flow 2020, will be held in Delft, The Netherlands, from 7 to 10 July 2020, (with masterclasses on the 6th of July). The deadline for abstracts submission is 15 August 2019.

The conference themes are:

  1. rivers in urbanised areas;
  2. climate change and extreme events;
  3. river functions under pressure;
  4. nature based solutions;
  5. the healthy river;
  6. river resources: food, energy, water;
  7. the digital river;
  8. river fundamentals.

We look forward to meeting you in Delft next year.

The local organising committee:

Wim Uijttewaal, (Delft University of Technology, chair), Astrid Blom (Delft University of Technology), Mário Franca (IHE Delft), Alessandra Crosato (IHE Delft), Ralph Schielen (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Twente University), Johan Boon (Deltares), Clàudia Ylla Arbós (Delft University of Technology), Nicole Fontein (Delft University of Technology)

Find more information, updates or subscribe to the newsletter at http://www.riverflow2020.nl.

DuneForceDear NCK Colleagues,

We are starting a new project that aims to develop DUNEs FOR Coastal safEty and habitat development (DuneForce!). The DuneForce project will be initiated this year at Delft University of Technology in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands. The project will run for 4 years.

I would like to point out some exciting career opportunities for Post-doc and PhD’s. See https://aa.academictransfer.com/search_results/?q=duneforce for more information.

Please feel free to spread this message in your network and/or contact me personally if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Sierd de Vries (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Juul Limpens
Michel Riksen

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