Lodewijk de Vet


Lodewijk is a coastal researcher and advisor with a broad experience in coastal morphology. He obtained his MSc degree (cum laude) in 2014 in Coastal Engineering, mutually at Delft University of Technology and the National University of Singapore. Since 2014, Lodewijk has been working for Deltares. In 2020, he obtained his PhD degree (cum laude) with his dissertation “Intertidal Flats in Engineered Estuaries” at Delft University of Technology. Lodewijk still holds a part-time (0.4 FTE) postdoc position at Delft University of Technology on the project “Coping with Deltas in Transition”, in collaboration with the East China Normal University (Shanghai). In his projects, Lodewijk integrates insights from monitoring campaigns, long-term datasets and numerical models (e.g. Delft3D). He strives to support solutions for coastal systems (e.g. nourishments) with an understanding of the underlying anthropogenic and natural processes in these systems. Throughout his career, he has been working in various multidisciplinary teams, especially with ecologists and system managers. Lodewijk is pragmatic and has an eye for details. His aim is to benefit in coastal adaptation strategies from recent scientific insights.

Key Publications

De Vet, P. L. M. (2020). Intertidal Flats in Engineered Estuaries: On the Hydrodynamics, Morphodynamics, and Implications for Ecology and System Management. Delft University of Technology, PhD thesis, doi:10.4233/uuid:2b392951-3781-4aed-b093-547c70cc581d

De Vet, P. L. M., B. C. van Prooijen, I. Colosimo, T. Ysebaert, P.M. J. Herman, and Z. B.Wang (2020). Sediment Disposals in Estuarine Channels Alter the Eco-Morphology of Intertidal Flats. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 125(2) doi: 10.1029/2019jf005432.

De Vet, P. L. M., B. C. van Prooijen, I. Colosimo, N. Steiner, T. Ysebaert, P. M. J. Herman, and Z. B. Wang (2020). Variations in Storm-Induced Bed Level Dynamics Across Intertidal Flats. Scientific Reports.

De Vet, P. L. M., B. C. Van Prooijen, R. A. Schrijvershof, J. J. Van der Werf, T. Ysebaert, M. C. Schrijver, and Z. B. Wang (2018). The Importance of Combined Tidal and Meteorological Forces for the Flow and Sediment Transport on Intertidal Shoals. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 123(10), 2464–2480, doi: 10.1029/2018JF004605.

De Vet, P. L.M., B. C. Van Prooijen, and Z. B. Wang (2017). The differences in morphological development between the intertidal flats of the Eastern and Western Scheldt, Geomorphology, 281, 31–42, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.12.031.

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Lodewijk de Vet

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