vermeerNCK is happy to announce that Nienke Vermeer has taken over over the role of Julia Vroom as NCK programme secretary. Nienke graduated from Utrecht University and joint Deltares 1,5 year ago. She is enthusiastic to further strengthen the NCK network, the cooperation between the NCK partners and to facilitate NCK events in old and new formats. You may contact her via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With this last change, the NCK Programme Committee now consists of:

  • B.C. van Prooijen PhD. (Delft University of Technology, Chairman)
  • N.P. Vermeer MSc. (Programme Secretary NCK, c/o Deltares)
  • G. Ramaekers MSc. (Rijkswaterstaat)
  • B. Huisman PhD. (Deltares)
  • D.S. van Maren PhD. (Deltares)
  • P.C. Roos PhD. (University of Twente)
  • T. Gerkema PhD. (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, NIOZ)
  • M. van der Wegen PhD. (IHE Delft)
  • M.J. Baptist PhD. (Wageningen Marine Research)
  • M. van der Vegt PhD. (Utrecht University – IMAU)
  • S. van Heteren PhD. (TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands)
  • V.C. Reijers PhD. (Utrecht University - IMAU)

And the following people have a seat in the Directory Board:

  • D.J. Walstra PhD. (Deltares, Chairman)
  • N.P. Vermeer MSc. (Programme Secretary NCK, c/o Deltares)
  • M.E. Busnach-Blankers MSc. (Rijkswaterstaat)
  • prof. S.G.J. Aarninkhof PhD. (Delft University of Technology)
  • prof. B.G. Ruessink PhD. (Utrecht University - IMAU)
  • prof. K.M. Wijnberg PhD. (University of Twente)
  • prof. H. Dolman PhD. (Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research, NIOZ)
  • prof. D. Roelvink PhD. (IHE Delft)
  • T. Bult PhD. (Wageningen Marine Research)
  • D. Maljers MSc. (TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands)


The below obituary will later appear in the Journal of Coastal Research

This version has been presented on the occasion of the Celebration of Co’s Celebration of Life Monday, Miami Yacht Club, Florida, USA, May 22 at 6:30 PM.

The Dutch Coastal Research Community is very sorry to have been informed that Professor Co van de Kreeke is deceased on May 4, 2023 at the age of 87 years in his homestead in Miami, USA. Co was one of the Dutch pioneering young researchers that in the early 1960s took up the challenge to get further educated in what was then the center of coastal research excellence, viz. University of Gainesville in Florida. He later joined the University of Miami to further develop his particular field, tidal inlet stability and its physical processes, many years later culminating in the book on tidal hydro-and morphodynamics. Interestingly, while further developing his Northern American research network, Co always kept a close contact with his Dutch research roots developing a parallel research network in the Netherlands. He was a passionate, inspiring researcher and an excellent teacher. Many of us have been deeply influenced by his exceptional physical intuition, broad vision and warm and supporting personality. Co leaves a great legacy in physical oceanography through his scientific work, through his undergraduate and graduate students, and through his leadership in national and international scientific organisations, such as co-founding the Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas (PECS) conferenties and community. As he matured into a perfect teacher he aided the Dutch researchers in their pursuit of reaching success in his field “Stability of Coastal Inlets”. Delft University of Technology, Deltares and The Netherlands Centre for Coastal Research are national organizations that owe to him for his great support. He will be sadly and greatly missed.

Sincerely reminded,

Marcel Stive, Ad Reniers, Ronald Brouwer, Edwin Elias, Anneke Hibma, Henk Schuttelaars, Zheng Bing Wang, Han Winterwerp, Tjerk Zitman


economiekustenzee grootOp 10 mei aanstaande organiseren het NCK en de Waddenacademie weer een gezamenlijke themadag. Dit keer staat de (duurzame) economie van de kust en de (Wadden)zee centraal, met bijdragen uit zowel de wetenschap als de praktijk. De (economische) waarde van verschillende aspecten van kust en zee zullen de revue passeren en ongetwijfeld aanleiding geven tot een levendige discussie. We verheugen erop jullie op 10 mei in Den Helder te ontmoeten!

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