NCK Kleur Text fulltransparentThe first NCK symposium of 2018 will be held on Thursday the 11th of January and will focus on the latest insights in sediment sorting processes. We will inform you when the programme is available. Save the date!

You can mark your calendars for the next NCK days! The 2018 edition is organised by TNO and will be held at Teylers Museum in Haarlem from 21 to 23 March. We will keep you posted on the call for abstracts and more information about the programme and registrations. 

We are organising a NCK theme day on meganourishments and dunes in The Hague on the 17th of November. The morning session is reserved for presentations and discussion about 3 large projects at the Holland dune coast: Spanjaards Duin, Sand Motor and Hondsbossche and Pettemer Sea Defense. In the afternoon we will visit 2 of the projects to explore their natural beauty. You can't register for this event anymore as the maximum number of participants has been reached.

XBeachXBeach, the open-source nearshore morphodynamic software, developed by IHE Delft, Deltares and TU Delft, was presented for the first time 10 years ago. This anniversary is celebrated with a free user conference on XBeach model development and application on the world’s coasts (as well as on morphodynamic modelling in general) during the Delft Software Days at Deltares in Delft from Wednesday 1 November – Friday 3 November. Register and more info at the XbeachX page!

sea level trend 976Research in recent decades has demonstrated that the change of sea level is far from uniform around the globe. Even within a relatively small coastal area like the Netherlands, notable differences are found in the rise of sea level, which are still partly unexplained. We will organise a NCK theme day on this topic on 28 September in Leiden, where we'll bring together researchers from various universities and institutes to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art knowledge on regional sea level change and to identify lacunae in our understanding. Interested? View programme and details! Registration is closed.