Figure 1 Land building sediment budget in a delta As illustrated here by a hypotheticalOn the 9th of March, NCK and NCR jointly organise a symposium on 'Sediment management in deltas' in Vlaardingen. River to the coastal sea sediment continua are disturbed, globally. Several river-sea-systems are short of sediment mostly due to damming. This causes dramatic impacts such as drowning deltas. Scientists and stakeholders should team-up urgently in research and innovation to find solutions. This symposium addresses the status in the Rhine/Meuse – North Sea system. Furthermore, the DANUBIUS-RI research infrastructure (RI) is presented as disturbed sediment continua may become a key research topic in this RI. The symposium also aims to gain support and ingredients for drafting of a sediment continuum call text to promote as topic under EC FP9, i.e. the follow-up of Horizon 2020. Visit the event page to view the programme of the day and to register. 

You are cordially invited to the 15th Littoral Conference from 22 to 26 October 2018 at Van Hall Larenstein University Applied Sciences in the 2018 Cultural Capital of Europe, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The conference will provide a platform for everybody interested in coastal research, conservation, management and education. Together with the European Coastal Community, we have determined the main themes that will be presented during the Littoral 2018 conference, as follows:

  • GREEN COASTS: Natural and resilient coasts
  • CLEAN SEAS: Protection of the marine environment
  • BLUE GROWTH: Sustainable development in the coastal & marine environment

Together with these main themes, several sub-themes will be determined based on the approved abstracts. Your own ideas for a sub-theme are welcome as well. Submit your proposal for a presentation or discussion session. Please provide a clear title for your proposed paper, your name(s), affiliations and an e-mail contact for the corresponding author. Also provide between 5 and 10 key words or phrases. The main body of the abstract for your proposed paper should not exceed 350 words. Submit proposals by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the 28th of February 2018. See www.vhluniversity.com/littoral2018 for more details on the conference and registration.

bruningsInvitation for the 3rd Christiaan Brunings Lecture on Tuesday 16 January from 13-17 hr at Utrecht University. This year's theme is tidal channels and shoals.
Starring:

  • keynote lecture Dr. Andrea D'Alpaos on ebb and flood channel behaviour in the Venice bay
  • lecture Dr. Bas van Maren (Deltares) on ebb and flood channels in the Eems-Dollard estuary
  • Metronome tidal facility ongoing experiment and drinks

100 seats available (admission free, coffee and drinks included) for practitioners and scientists working on tidal channels and shoals. More info and registration at www.uu.nl/bruningslecture. Previous lectures are online. Also see www.uu.nl/metronome.