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/

Sea Level symposium oct4On October 4th, the Royal Netherlands Earth Sciences Society (KNGMG) organizes a sea-level symposium at Utrecht Science Park. It includes our honorary Staring lecture, that will be given by prof. dr . Roderik van der Wal about sea-level changes and coastal impact.

The other speakers wil touch on subjects like present and future rates of sea-level rise and flood-risk management. We will end the day with a panel discussion and drinks.

For more information on the program and to register, please visit https://www.kngmg.nl/evenement/staringlezing-zeespiegelsymposium/.

We hope to see you there!

Marc Hijma
Kay Koster
Harm-Jan Pierik

We would like to announce the following Lunch Seminar and PhD defence at Wageningen University, on May 1st, 2019:

The lunch seminar presentations will be held in room Gaia 1, Gaia Building, campus Wageningen University & Research (Droevendaalsesteeg 3, 6708 PB Wageningen)

12.15-13.00 Paola Passalacqua: A network analysis of patterns and processes in river deltas: Lessons learned from two different systems

13.00-13.30 Jordi Vila Guerau de Arellano: Evapotranspiration and cloud variability at regional sub-grid scales

The PhD defence will be held at Aula Wageningen University & Research (Generaal Foulkesweg 1, 6703 BG Wageningen)

16.00-17.30 Karl K√§stner: Multi-Scale Monitoring and Modelling of the Kapuas River Delta

  TU Delft logo transp

nioz logo transp

UT Logo 2400 Sta Black EN

DELTARES MERK 1600px 72dpi RGB transp

RWS EN transparant

uu logoengels rgb

ihe delft logo new transparant

TNO text transparant 

WUR RGB standard