NCK days 2019

NCK days
Wednesday, 20 March 20:00 - Friday, 22 March 17:00
Zuiderzeemuseum, Wierdijk 12 - 22, Enkhuizen - Enkhuizen

General information

You are all invited to join the NCKdays 2019! They will take place at March 21 and 22 in the Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen. The icebreaker will be on Wednesday March 20, starting at 20.30 hours. Thursday and Friday will be filled with oral and poster sessions by you, and of course some time will also be reserved to explore the museum and catch up with your colleagues. On Saturday March 23 we want to organize an excursion to the Marker Wadden. When you register you can indicate whether you are interested to join. More details on the program can be found further below.

     Registration & accomodation

To register for the NCK days 2019 please go to and fill in the form. After you have filled in the form, you will receive an e-mail to pay by IDEAL or credit card. Be sure to pay your fee, because your registration is only complete after we have received your payment. This year, conference fees are €40 per day, €55 for the conference dinner and only €135 for the full conference!

If you want to stay overnight, you are kindly asked to make your own arrangements. The hotels with discount rates for the NCK community (Hotel de Koepoort, Hotel Die Port van Cleve en Suydersee Hotel) had to be reserved before February 1st. 

     NCK video competition

Outreach to the public and valorization have become important pillars in academia. Many of you have probably made small movies about your research, or are thinking about making one. During the NCK days 2019 we will organize a session in which we show your short videos about your research. Videos should not be longer than 5 minutes, preferably shorter. The most original and informative video will win the first NCK research movie award! Please send your videos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before March 1, 2019.  

    Book of Abstracts

To reduce our carbon footprint, we will no longer be handing out hardcopies of the Book of Abstracts during the NCK Days. You can easily view each individual abstract, by clicking on the corresponding title in the program below.  If you wish to view or download the full Book of Abstracts as PDF, you can click here.    

Preliminary program

Wednesday, March 20

20:30 Icebreaker at Peperhuis (Zuiderzeemuseum)

Thursday, March 21

08:30 Registration at Amsterdamse Huis
09:00 Opening
09:10 Keynote:
Petra Dankers: From mud pool to birds paradise: how did we get from here to there?
09:40 Session 1: Aeolian transport and dunes
Vincent van Zelst: Impact of nourishments and foredune management on dynamics in the foredune
Marije Smit: The effect of aeolian processes on the Hondsbossche Dunes
Bart van Westen: Aeolian modelling of coastal landform development
Corinne Böhm: Effect of vegetated foredunes on wind flows and aeolian sand transport
10:40 Poster Pitches:
Glenn Strypsteen: Aeolian sediment input to the Belgian coastal dunes
Jakolien Leenders: Can Dune Growth keep up with Aeolian Losses and Sea Level rise? A study at the Hondsbossche Dunes
Daan Poppema: Scale experiments on Aeolian deposition patterns around buildings on the beach
Paran Pourteimouri: CFD modeling of airflow over urbanized beaches and the impact of built environment on aeolian sediment transport
Giovanni Cecconi: Tidal regeneration
Inger Bij de Vaate: Effects of salt marsh pioneer species-assemblages on emergence of intertidal channel networks
Alejandra Gijón Mancheño: Morphodynamic effects of bamboo and brushwood structures for mangrove habitat restoration
Jill Hanssen: Hidden bio-geomorphological transitions on intertidal flats
Silke Tas: Chenier dynamics at an eroding mangrove-mud coastline in Demak, Indonesia
Alissa Albrecht: Analyzing the effects of saltmarshes on nearshore wave processes with XBeach
Erik Horstman: Tidal Currents in a Mangrove Creek System Quantified
Stijn Odink:Long-term marsh growth and retreat in an online coupled hydrodynamic, morphodynamic and ecological model
Long Jiang:Potential tidal responses to future sea-level rise in the Oosterschelde
Hesham Elmilady:Understanding the long-term morphological evolution of estuarine shoals and the potential impact of sea level rise: A small-scale fundamental approach
Said Alhaddad: Large-Scale Experimental Investigation of Breaching Flow Slides
Vera van Lancker: Transnational and integrated long-term marine exploitation strategies
Sicco Kamminga: Bed depth measurements from an ADCP at the right place and time
Sytze van Heteren:A new geological overview map of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Maurits Beudeker: Using vintage seismic data for modern-day geological mapping
11:00 Coffee/tea break
11:20 Session 2: Estuaries
Wout van Dijk: Effect of dredging and disposal on multi-channel estuaries
Sepehr Eslami: Tidal propagation and salt intrusion in the multi-channel estuarine system of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Karl Kästner: How do Tides Propagate up Rivers with a Sloping Bed?
Pim Willemsen: Long-term wave attenuating capacity of foreshores: a case study in the Westerschelde
12:20  Lunch
13:30 Session 3: Tidal Flats & cohesive sediments part 1
Qing He: Mudflat-creek sediment exchange in intertidal environments
Roeland van de Vijsel: Intertidal drainage patterns as indicator for biostabilising ecosystem development
Lodewijk de Vet: The Timing of Events Matters for the Eco-Morphology of Intertidal Flats
14:15 Poster Session & coffee/tea break
15:30 Session 3: Tidal flats & cohesive sediments part 2
Steven Weisscher:The effect of mud and vegetation on shaping net infilling estuaries
María Barciela Rial: Consolidation and drying of slurries at the Marker Wadden: An overview
Mick van der Wegen: MFlat explores wave-induced morphodynamics on intertidal mudflats
16:30 Excursion: Guided tour through the Zuiderzee museum
18:00 Drinks and dinner at Peperhuis 

Friday, March 22

08:30 Registration at Amsterdamse Huis
09:00 Keynote:
Albert Oost: The Development of the Western Wadden Sea due to the opening of the Marsdiep and Zuiderzee area
09:30 Poster Pitches
Yorick Broekema: Field and Laboratory Observations of Laterally Non-Uniform Flows Over a Streamwise Depth-Increase
Arjan van den Broek: Modelling the transport of organic matter in offshore sand wave fields
Janneke Krabbendam: Modelling the past evolution of observed tidal sand waves: model set-up
Gerben Hagenaars: Pan-European coastline-migration map based on satellite data 2007-2016
Vassia Dagalaki: Quantifying coastline change uncertainty using a multi-model aggregation approach
Bart Roest: Where does the sand go? A morphological study of the Belgian coast
Anna Kroon: Model uncertainty in predicting coastline response of Building with Nature designs
Ioanna Saxoni: Morphological evolution of submerged mounds under hydrodynamic forcing
Mohamed Ghonim: Recent developments in numerical modelling of coastline evolution: advanced development and evaluation of ShorelineS coastline model
Sara Dionísio António: Large-Scale Sediment Transport Experiments in the Swash Zone
Joost Kranenborg: Numerical modelling of the swash zone
Timothy Price: Quick Reaction Force Egmond aan Zee: measuring the alongshore variability in storm erosion
Stephanie Janssen: Dike and Foreshore Joint Stakeholder Action – A Waddencoast case study
Robert Zijlstra: Long term coastal management on the Wadden Islands: how to incorporate large scale morphodynamics?
Abdel Nnafie: Modeling the morphodynamics of tidal inlet systems: Delft3D-FM vs. Delft3D
Sicco Kamminga: Observation of ice flow around Ameland with an x-band radar
Ana Colina Alonso: Analysing the large-scale impact of the Afsluitdijk on the sediment patterns in the western Wadden Sea
Koen Reef: The influence of basin geometry on the long-term morphological evolution of barrier coasts
ShengZhuo Xu: The effect of tidal basin connectivity and waves on sediment transport patterns in the Ameland Inlet
Jaap Nienhuis: Feedbacks between overwash deposition and flood-tidal deltas
10:00 Poster Session & coffee/tea break
11:15 Session 4: Tidal inlets
Gennadii Donchyts: Automated extraction and fusion of the intertidal and subtidal bathymetry from the Landsat and Sentinel satellite data
Roy van Weerdenburg: Exploring the relative importance of wind for exchange processes around Ameland Inlet
Laura Brakenhoff: Local bedform patterns on the Ameland ebb-tidal delta
Klaas Lenstra: The effect of ebb-tidal delta nourishments on cyclic channel-shoal dynamics
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Movie session 
13:45 Session 5: Nearshore 1 – Surf zone and shoreline
Bjarke Eltard-Larsen: Simulation of surf zone kinematics over a breaker bar using a stabilized RANS model
Filipe Galiforni Silva: Modelling the effects of storm surges on sand flats: case study in Texel (NL)
Vera van Bergeijk: An analytical model for dike cover erosion by overtopping waves
Grace Molino: Hydrodynamic factors influencing beach profiles in shallow, low-energy lakes: a case study in the Markermeer and IJsselmeer
14:45 Coffee/tea break
15:00 Session 6: Nearshore 2 – Large-scale vs long-term
Carola van der Hout: A new estimate for the alongshore SPM transport along the Dutch coast
Sam de Roover: Evaluation of uncertainty associated with projections of climate change-driven coastline variations in Japan
Wessel van der Sande: Modeling of long-term shoreface morphodynamics under sea-level rise
Lennart Keyzer: Response of tropical shallow bays to sea-level rise
16:00  Closure; Best presentation and poster award

Saturday, March 23

09:00 Excursion to Marker Wadden. See below for more details.

Excursion to Marker Wadden

MarkerWaddenAs excursion, we would like to look at the future of the Zuiderzee by visiting the Marker Wadden with you! After the closure of the Zuiderzee, the dynamics in the newly formed lake decreased and a lot of mud was deposited. This affected bioproductivity, and the subsequent decrease in fish, water plants and shellfish led to a 75% decrease in the amount of birds in the area. The Marker Wadden are an artificial group of islands, created by Natuurmonumenten, Rijkswaterstaat and Boskalis to restore nature and natural dynamics in the Markermeer. They have recently been opened for the public, although a part of the islands remains exclusively accessible for birds. 

We will sail to the Marker Wadden with the former ferry to Terschelling, the MS Friesland. On board, there are several presentations and pitches about the Marker Wadden and its wildlife, and there is also time to look at birds. When we arrive on the island, you can walk around on the 12 km of walkway and/or look for birds in one of the bird viewing huts. You can also walk with one of the bird guides to learn more about the various bird species on the island.

Since the islands are located in the middle of the Zuiderzee, it takes a few hours of sailing to get there, so we organize this on Saturday March 23rd. We will leave from the Enkhuizen harbour, which is located next to the Enkhuizen train station, at 9 AM, and we’ll return at 5 PM. This excursion will cost €31, excluding lunch, which you can buy on the boat or bring yourself. If you are a member of Natuurmonumenten, you get a €3,- discount, each member can bring 3 persons with discount as well. Be sure to bring your membership card to the excursion! Payment should be done separately to the excursion company, if you subscribe while registering for the NCK days you will receive the payment link in the end of February.

The excursion is organised by Fogol, more information (in Dutch) can be found at
More information on the Marker Wadden can be found at
If you have any questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Overview of deadlines and important dates

Video competition: before Friday March 1, 2019
Conference registration: before Friday March 1, 2019
Icebreaker: Wednesday March 20, starting at 20.30 hours
Conference day 1: Thursday March 21, starting at 9.00 hours
Conference day 2: Friday March 22
Excursion to Marken Wadden: Saturday March 23, 9.00 hours


This edition of the NCK days is organised by Maarten van der Vegt and Laura Brakenhoff from Utrecht University. If you have any questions, you may contract them through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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