Dr. Ir. Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis
Marie-claire ten Veldhuis works at the Water Resources Group of the Water management Department at Delft University of Technology. She specialises in Hydrometeorology: interactions between rainfall characteristics and hydrological response. Her research focuses on using field observations to unravel the interactions between rainfall, atmospheric conditions and (eco)hydrological systems, across multiple scales. She is involved in the 4TU Plantenna program that aims to develop innovative sensor technology that will collect information within plants about the condition of the crop and its immediate environment (towards an ‘internet of plants’). She participates in multiple EU-funded research projects on developing innovative methods for rainfall estimation, novel approaches for multi-sensor rainfall products and development of tools for flood early-warning and crop modelling for micro-insurance. She received her PhD degree in 2010 for research on quantitative flood risk analysis based on data analysis of crowdsourced flood observations. In 2016 and 2017, she visited Princeton University in the US where she collaborated on statistical analysis on large hydrological field datasets. Before joining Delft University to start her PhD in 2006, she worked in local government and as a consultant for Royal Haskoning.
- Blog post on “Thirsty Tomatoes” related to the Plantenna program
- Interview at Radio EenVandaag about "Buienradar 2.0 in Rotterdam" (in Dutch)
NPO Radio 1, 11 September 2019
Plantenna: "Internet of Plants":
Innovative sensors for plant stress and environmental strain for a sustainable vegetation and farming
From 2011-2015 she coordinated RainGain, an EU-funded project on high resolution rainfall data analysis from dual polarimetric X-band radars and urban flood prediction. Check out this short movie about the Rotterdam weather radar: