Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU) is hosted partly at the Faculty of Science and partly at the Faculty of Geosciences. The Institute's main objective is to offer an optimal, stimulating and internationally oriented environment for top quality fundamental research in Climate Dynamics and Physical Geography and Oceanography of the coastal zone, by integrating theoretical studies and extensive field studies. IMAU focuses on the hydrodynamics and morphodynamics of beaches and surf zones, shoreface and shelf, as well as on the dynamics of river deltas, estuarine systems and barrier islands.

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Representative in the NCK Board of Supervisors: prof. P. Hoekstra PhD
Representative in the NCK Programme Committee: M. van der Vegt PhD

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