Patrick Oosterlo holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Delft University of Technology. For his BSc thesis, Patrick studied the influence of very oblique waves on wave overtopping, as part of the international research project Hydralab Cornerdike at DHI, Denmark.
He graduated in 2015 with an MSc degree in Civil Engineering, specialisation Hydraulic Engineering, at the Delft University of Technology. For his thesis, he developed a method to determine the probability of dike failure due to wave overtopping for dike-foreshore systems, including the infragravity waves and morphological changes.
After his graduation, he started working as a researcher at the section of Hydraulic Structures and Flood Risk of Delft University of Technology. There, he co-wrote a journal paper on a new prediction formula for the spectral wave period Tm-1,0. Furthermore, he performed a numerical study on the stability of underlayers of rock structures subject to waves (in cooperation with Deltares), and he co-wrote a book for the Prof. dr. ir. J.F. Agema prize, the prize for the best and most innovative hydraulic engineering project.
In 2016, Patrick started as a PhD candidate at the section of Hydraulic Structures and Flood Risk at Delft University of Technology. The PhD was part of a 12-year long extensive field measurement campaign in the Eems-Dollard estuary in the Netherlands. The PhD focused on the nearshore wave propagation effects and related wave overtopping in this complex estuary.
He received the third prize in the Student Paper Competition of the Coastal Structures 2019 conference in Hannover, Germany, for excellence in writing and presenting of the paper titled: Measuring (oblique) wave run-up and overtopping with laser scanners.
As of 2021, Patrick started working as Consultant Hydraulic Loads and Data at Rijkswaterstaat Water, Transport and Environment (WVL). Here, he is project leader for the determination of the hydraulic loads in the delta and river areas in the western part of the Netherlands, amongst others. Added to this, he started as secretary of the Safety workgroup at the Expertise Network Water safety (ENW) and as secretary of the division of Engineering and Hydraulic Engineering at the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI), in 2022.
The topic of his research is: 'The effects of non-linear refraction and oblique wave attack on wave overtopping in complex estuaries'.
Oosterlo, P., Hofland, B., Van der Meer, J.W., Overduin, M., & Steendam, G.J. (2021). Field measurements of very oblique wave run-up and overtopping with laser scanners. Journal of Coastal and Hydraulic Structures, 1. journals.open.tudelft.nl/jchs/article/view/5779 doi: 10.48438/jchs.2021.0006
Oosterlo, P., Hofland, B., Van der Meer, J.W., Overduin, M., & Steendam, G.J. (2021). Calibration and preparation of field measurements of oblique wave run-up and overtopping on dikes using laser scanners. Coastal Engineering, 167, 103915. linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378383921000752 doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2021.103915
Lashley, C.H., Zanuttigh, B., Bricker, J.D., Van der Meer, J.W., Altomare, C., Suzuki, T., ... & Oosterlo, P. (2020). Benchmarking of numerical models for wave overtopping at dikes with shallow mildly sloping foreshores: Accuracy versus speed. Environmental Modelling & Software, 130, 104740. linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1364815220303789 doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104740
Oosterlo, P., McCall, R.T., Vuik, V., Hofland, B., Van der Meer, J.W., & Jonkman, S.N. (2018). Probabilistic Assessment of Overtopping of Sea Dikes with Foreshores including Infragravity Waves and Morphological Changes: Westkapelle Case Study. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 6(2), 48. www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/6/2/48 doi: 10.3390/jmse6020048
Hofland, B., Chen, X., Altomare, C., & Oosterlo, P. (2017). Prediction formula for the spectral wave period Tm-1,0 on mildly sloping shallow foreshores. Coastal Engineering, 123, 21-28. linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S037838391630237X doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.02.005
Oosterlo, P., Hofland, B., Van der Meer, J.W., Overduin, M., & Steendam, G.J. (2020). Field measurements of very oblique wave run-up and overtopping with laser scanners. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 36v, 20. www.youtube.com/watch doi: 10.9753/icce.v36v.waves.20
Oosterlo, P., Van Vledder, G.Ph., Hofland, B., Van der Meer, J.W., Geleynse, N., Reneerkens, M., Steendam, G.J., Veendorp, M. (2019). Wave modelling and field measurements in a complex estuary. International Workshop on Waves, Storm Surges and Coastal Hazards 2019. www.waveworkshop.org/16thWaves/Presentations/QQ4%20Presentation_WW2019_v1.pdf
Oosterlo, P., Hofland, B., Van der Meer, J.W., Overduin, M., Steendam, G.J., Nieuwenhuis, J.W., ... & Reneerkens, M. (2019). Measuring (oblique) wave run-up and overtopping with laser scanners. Proc. Coastal Structures 2019, 442-452. hdl.handle.net/20.500.11970/106657 doi: 10.18451/978-3-939230-64-9_045
Oosterlo, P., Van der Meer, J.W., Hofland, B., & Van Vledder, G.Ph. (2018). Wave modelling in a complex estuary: Study in preparation of field measurement campaign Eems-Dollard estuary. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), 66. journals.tdl.org/icce/index.php/icce/article/view/8356 doi: 10.9753/icce.v36.papers.66
In the video above, a laser scanner system, used to measure (oblique) wave run-up and overtopping, can be seen. First test of the system with waves generated by the wave run-up simulator on the grass slope of a dike in Friesland, the Netherlands. For more information, refer to:
Oosterlo, P., Hofland, B., Van der Meer, J.W., Overduin, M.J., Steendam, G.J., Nieuwenhuis, J.W., Van Vledder, G.Ph., Steetzel, H., & Reneerkens, M. (2019). Measuring (oblique) wave run-up and overtopping with laser scanners. Proc. Coastal Structures.