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Tuesday, 12 April - Wednesday, 13 April

Dune in front of a dike: international conference


The organizing committee is happy to invite you to submit an abstract for the very first conference on nature based solutions for coastal protection in Belgium. The conference will take place at KU Leuven Bruges Campus on 12 and 13 April 2022.

We want to bring together researchers and interested  policy makers and industry partners on the topic of Beach and Dune Dynamics. Highlights will be provided on the Dune-in-front-of-a dike pilot-projects in Ostend (Belgium), showcasing the results of one-year intensive monitoring, including a field visit to the study sites. Contributions from the scientific community are foreseen in the format of posters and oral presentations to foster discussion and knowledge transfer on similar projects and related studies world-wide.

We are also very glad to announce prof. dr. Jean Taylor Ellis, University of South Carolina (USA) as confirmed keynote speaker.

Abstracts must be submitted by using the template and the form available on our website, no later than Tuesday 1 February 2022. Please visit for more information.

Important dates:

  • Tuesday 1 February 2022: extended abstract submission deadline.
  • Monday 28 February 2022: announcement of selected abstracts for presentation
  • Thursday 31 March 2022: registration deadline
  • Tuesday 12 April 2022 – Wednesday 13 April 2022: conference

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