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Scheijmans, Jasper (author)
The Netherlands has 254 km of coastline that is covered with sandy dunes. As these dunes function as primary flood defences, intensive research has been conducted into dune erosion in recent years. This research mainly took place in laboratories, because all boundary conditions could be controlled and measurements could take place very...
master thesis 2021
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Brand, A.D. (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author)
Many people associate Building with Nature with its flagship project, the Sand Motor. This mega-nourishment redefined the role of natural processes in civil engineering projects, demonstrating that instead of ‘do no harm’ as the highest possible supporting goal of coastal infrastructure, the design could incorporate natural processes to attain...
journal article 2021
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Herman, P.M.J. (author), Moons, J. J.Simeon (author), Wijsman, Jeroen W.M. (author), Luijendijk, A.P. (author), Ysebaert, Tom (author)
The Sand Motor is a very large (20 million m<sup>3</sup>) nourishment constructed along the coast in The Netherlands. The huge volume of sand is redistributed along the coast by natural forces stemming from tidal currents and waves. For environmental evaluation of this large construction, the benthic subtidal fauna has been sampled prior to...
journal article 2021
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Luijendijk, A.P. (author)
A common measure to mitigate erosion along sandy beaches is the implementation of sand nourishments. The design and societal acceptance of such a soft mitigation measure demands information on the expected evolution at various time scales ranging from a storm event to multiple decades. Process-based morphodynamic models are increasingly applied...
journal article 2021
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NatureCoast is the largest research program that focused on the Sand Motor, a large sandy peninsula, constructed in 2011 on the Dutch North Sea coast near The Hague. This unprecedented pilot project involved placing 21.5 million m3 of sand on and in front of the beach with the aim that it would spread along the coast. The Sand Motor<br/>is a...
book 2019
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Hoonhout, B.M. (author), de Vries, S. (author)
Mega nourishments are a novel approach to stimulating coastal safety and resilience. Mega nourishments are intended to spread along the coast on a decadal time scale by natural sediment transport processes with a minimum of intrusion into the natural coastal system. The supratidal morphodynamic behaviour of mega nourishments is not well...
journal article 2019
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Radermacher, M. (author)
Artificial sand nourishments are a common measure to mitigate coastal erosion problems. Such nourishments can have an impact on currents and waves near the beach, especially when the nourishment has a large size. As nourished beaches often have a recreational function, these altered wave and current patterns may pose a threat to swimmers. This...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Radermacher, M. (author), de Schipper, M.A. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author)
Operational nearshore current forecasts based on numerical model simulations are gaining popularity as a measure to increase the safety of swimmers. Applying remotely-sensed bathymetry in these model simulations is often proposed in order to cope with rapidly changing nearshore bathymetry. Errors in the remotely-sensed bathymetry may...
journal article 2018
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Radermacher, M. (author), de Schipper, M.A. (author), Price, Timothy (author), Huisman, B.J.A. (author), Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author)
The behaviour of subtidal sandbars can be strongly influenced by the introduction of sand nourishments in the coastal system. This study focuses on the impact of nourishments on subtidal bar behaviour at spatio-temporal scales beyond a single nourishment project. It aims to determine the long-term behaviour of subtidal sandbars along an entire...
journal article 2018
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Roest, L.W.M. (author)
The Sand Engine is an example of a feeder nourishment that is intended to nourish coastal systems. This strategy is based on placing sediments highly concentrated at one location, from which it is expected to spread alongshore over large distances on decadal timescales.<br/><br/>Here the morphological development of the Sand Engine mega feeder...
abstract 2018
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Hagenaars, Gerben (author), de Vries, S. (author), Luijendijk, A.P. (author), de Boer, W.P. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author)
Measured trends and variability in shoreline position are used by coastal managers, scientists and engineers to understand and monitor coastal systems. This paper presents a new and generic method for automated shoreline detection from the largely unexplored collection of publicly available satellite imagery. The position of the obtained...
journal article 2018
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Roest, Bart (author)
The Sand Engine is a new innovation in coastal protection, a mega feeder nourishment. This pilot project was constructed in 2011 along the Delfland coast, which is historically prone to erosion. Since its construction, the Sand Engine is intensively being monitored to track the morphological development.<br/><br/>The objective of this thesis is...
master thesis 2017
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Geerlof, R.W. (author)
This document describes a study into the influence of alongshore bathymetric variability on currents which form a risk to bathers. Changes to coastal zone management along the Delfland Coast have given rise to questions on the influence of alongshore bathymetric variability on bather risk. Extensive measurement data is available from two...
master thesis 2017
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Hoonhout, B.M. (author), de Vries, S. (author)
Mega nourishments are intended to enhance growth and resilience of coastal dunes on medium to long time scales by stimulation of natural sediment transport processes. The growth and resilience of coastal dunes largely depends on the presence of a continuous supply of aeolian sediment. A recent example of a mega nourishment is the 21 Mm<sup>3<...
journal article 2017
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Hoonhout, B.M. (author)
This thesis explores the nature of aeolian sediment availability and its influence on aeolian sediment transport. The aim is to improve large scale and long term aeolian sediment transport estimates in (nourished) coastal environments. The generally poor performance of aeolian sediment transport models with respect to measurements in coastal...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Huisman, B.J.A. (author), Vargas Solis, Astrid (author), de Schipper, M.A. (author), Radermacher, M. (author), Ranasinghe, Roshanka (author)
Impact of spatial variability in the nearshore bathymetry on net sediment transport rates has been investigated for a selection of observed beach states at the Dutch coast. The beach states comprise a longshore bar trough and two transverse bar rip situations, which were present at the large scale Sand Motor nourishment at the Holland coast....
conference paper 2017
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Hoonhout, B.M. (author), de Vries, S. (author)
Spatial variations in aeolian sediment transport were measured at the Sand Motor mega nourishment in The Netherlands during a six week field campaign in the fall of 2014. A consistent significant increase in sediment transport in downwind direction (positive gradient) was measured over the intertidal beach area, indicating that the intertidal...
journal article 2017
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Radermacher, M. (author), Geerlof, Wessel (author), de Schipper, M.A. (author), Huisman, B.J.A. (author), Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author)
The presence of complex nearshore sand bar patterns (i.e. alongshore bathymetric variability) has an impact on local currents, affecting recreational safety and nearshore mixing processes. This study assesses the evolution of alongshore bathymetric variability along the Delfland coast in The Netherlands, over the first 5 years after construction...
conference paper 2017
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Vandebroek, Elena (author), Lindenbergh, R.C. (author), van Leijen, F.J. (author), de Schipper, M.A. (author), de Vries, S. (author), Hanssen, R.F. (author)
This paper presents a semi-automated approach to detecting coastal shoreline change with high spatial- and temporal-resolution using X-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. The method was applied at the Sand Motor, a “mega-scale” beach nourishment project in the Netherlands. Natural processes, like waves, wind, and tides, gradually...
journal article 2017
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Van Zanten, S.C. (author)
The Sand Motor is a unique and dynamic solution for coastal erosion, aimed at distributing the nourished sand along the Delfland coast. Besides enhancing coastal protection, the Sand Motor has been designed to also provide opportunities for recreation and nature development. The contributions of ecosystems to human well-being, that arise from...
master thesis 2016
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