Mark van Koningsveld

Profile

Mark van Koningsveld holds an MSc (1998) and a PhD degree (2003) in civil engineering from the University of Twente. After his PhD work, which was carried out at WL|Delft Hydraulics, later Deltares, he continued to work there until 2008.

In 2008 he switched jobs to work for Van Oord. There Van Koningsveld has been active mainly in the fields of environmental engineering and data science, both with a strong focus on innovation. Since 2018 Van Koningsveld has been appointed as Professor Ports and Waterways at the Hydraulic Engineering department of CEG. The field of Ports & Waterways is an important part of TU Delft's rich hydraulic engineering history and includes the design of canals, bridges, locks, breakwaters, quay walls and port sites. Partly because of the importance of hydraulic engineering knowledge for major port expansions such as the Tweede Maasvlakte, the Port of Rotterdam and SmartPort decided to actively support port research at TU Delft from 2011. In January 2022 a renewed 5-year agreement was signed between TU Delft, Port of Rotterdam and SmartPort to continue this relationship. The Ports and Waterways section is actively involved in projects that lie close to the research and innovation roadmaps of Port of Rotterdam and SmartPort. Van Koningsveld is steering group member of SmartPorts Future Proof Port Infrastructure roadmap.”

  • On behalf of Van Oord, he has been involved in the EcoShape foundation that runs the Building with Nature innovation programme, between 2008 and 2015. First as program manager, since 2013 up to 2018 as Management Team member.
  • As lead engineer of environmental engineering he was responsible for Van Oord’s Guards Programme: PlumeGuard, FaunaGuard and ReefGuard, for which his team received Van Oord’s Marine Ingenuity Award (2014).  
  • In the field of data science he was awarded the Dutch Data Prize (2012), awarded two-yearly by 3TU.Datacentrum en DANS, for his contributions to the OpenEarth workflow. Van Oord’s data lab emerged from that initiative.
  • Over the years Van Koningsveld has been active in Topsector Water & Maritiem (TSWM) in various roles. Since January 1st 2020, he has been appointed as member of the TSWM Topteam representing academia. The TSWM initiative on data science: DigiShape, was initiated by him.
  • Next to his current role as Professor Ports and Waterways he still holds the position of R&D and Innovation Manager and is a member of Van Oord’s Ingenuity Hub that tasked to structure the companies research and development activities. Herein his main focus lies on sustainability innovations and on increasing the grip on waterborne supply chains in marine construction projects.
  • Van Koningsveld is member of the PIANC Netherlands board. And chairs Task Group 234 on ‘Infrastructure for the decarbonisation of IWT’.

Open textbooks

Ports and Waterways: Navigating the changing world

Van Koningsveld, M. (Ed.), Verheij, H.J., Taneja, P. and De Vriend, H.J. (2021). “Ports and Waterways - Navigating the changing world.” Delft University of Technology, Hydraulic engineering, Ports and Waterways, Delft, The Netherlands. ISBN: 978-94-6366-444-8.

Ports and Terminals

Ligteringen, H. (2022). “Ports and Terminals.” Delft University of Technology, Hydraulic engineering, Ports and Waterways, Delft, The Netherlands

Research

Van Koningsveld’s research interest focuses on the application of science for decision making. Groundwork for this interest was laid by his PhD work at the University of Twente, which was titled 'Matching Specialist Knowledge with End User Needs'.

His work at Van Oord is very much focussed on this same interface, with special attention for roadmaps for marine infrastructure development, offshore and offshore wind, engineering and estimating tools and equipment development.

His research on Ports and Waterways also aligns with this focus: aiming for effective, efficient, sustainable and safe solutions on the interface between nautical traffic, waterborne transport processes and the state of the water infrastructure. The inherent complexity requires that ports and waterways are viewed as parts of a coherent system that supports waterborne supply chains, and that their integral design and operation is essential.

To reflect this coherence the group recently published new lecture notes in TU Delft’s open textbook series:

These new lecture notes integrate the content of a number of separate lecture notes that were used previously in teaching activities and updates this information where relevant. Also one of the groups earlier textbooks, Ports and Terminals, has been transferred to this open textbook platform:

  • Ligteringen, H. (2021). “Ports and Terminals.” Delft University of Technology, Hydraulic engineering, Ports and Waterways, Delft, The Netherlands.

Various research lines are currently being developed in this context.

Educational Activities

Van Koningsveld is involved in the following MSc. courses:

  • CIE4330 – Ports and Waterways 1
  • CIE5306 – Ports and Waterways 2
  • CIE5300 – Dredging Technology
  • CIE4301 – Buidling with Nature

Van Koningsveld also guides MSc students for their MSc thesis (CIE5060).

Key publications

  • Doropoulos, C., Gómez-Lemos, L.A., Salee, K., McLaughlin, M.J., Tebben, J., Van Koningsveld, M., Feng, M. and Babcock, R.C. (2022), Limitations to coral recovery along an environmental stress gradient. Ecological Applications. Accepted Author Manuscript e2558. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2558
  • Vinke, F.; Van Koningsveld, M.; Van Dorsser, C.; Baart, F.; Van Gelder, P. & Vellinga, T. (2022). “Cascading effects of sustained low water on inland shipping.” Climate Risk Management, 3, pp 1 – 15. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2022.100400
  • Taneja, P., Van Rhede van der Kloot, G. and Van Koningsveld, M. (2021). “Sustainability Performance of Port Infrastructure—A Case Study of a Quay Wall.” Sustainability 13(21): 11932. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132111932
  • Van Koningsveld, M. (Ed.), Verheij, H.J., Taneja, P. and De Vriend, H.J. (2021). “Ports and Waterways - Navigating the changing world.” Delft University of Technology, Hydraulic engineering, Ports and Waterways, Delft, The Netherlands. ISBN: 978-94-6366-444-8. https://doi.org/10.5074/T.2021.004
  • Wiegel, M., De Boer, W., Van Koningsveld, M., Van der Hout, A. and Reniers, A. (2021) “Global Mapping of Seaport Operability Risk Indicators Using Open-Source Metocean Data.” Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 9(7): 695. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9070695
  • De Vries, M., Van Koningsveld, M., Aarninkhof, S. and De Vriend, H. (2021). “A systematic design approach for objectifying Building with Nature solutions.” Research in Urbanism Series 7: 29-50. https://doi.org/10.47982/rius.7.124
  • De Vries, M., Van Koningsveld, M., Aarninkhof, S. and De Vriend, H. (2021). “Objectifying Building with Nature strategies: Towards scale-resolving policies.” Research in Urbanism Series 7: 51-72. https://doi.org/10.47982/rius.7.128
  • Taneja, P., Van der Hoek, A. and Van Koningsveld, M. (2020). “A nature-based solution for sustainable port development in port of Kuala Tanjung, Indonesia.” Coastal Engineering Proceedings, (36v), papers.51. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36v.papers.51
  • Van Dorsser, C., Vinke, F., Hekkenberg, R. and Van Koningsveld, M. (2020). “The effect of low water on loading capacity of inland ships.” European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research 20(3): 47–70. https://doi.org/10.18757/ejtir.2020.20.3.3981
  • Doropoulos, C., Vons, F., Elzinga, J., ter Hofstede, R., Salee, K., Van Koningsveld, M. and Babcock, R. C. (2019). “Testing industrial-scale coral restoration techniques: harvesting and culturing wild coral-spawn slicks.” Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 658. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00658
  • Doropoulos, C., Elzinga, J., ter Hofstede, R., Van Koningsveld, M. and Babcock, R. C. (2019). “Optimizing industrial‐scale coral reef restoration: comparing harvesting wild coral spawn slicks and transplanting gravid adult colonies.” Restoration Ecology 27(4): 758-767. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12918
  • Laboyrie, P., Van Koningsveld, M., Aarninkhof, S.G.J., Van Parys, M., Lee, M., Jensen, A., Csiti, A. and Kolman, R. (2018). “Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Development”. CEDA / IADC, The Hague, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-90-829694-0-5.
  • Van Koningsveld, M., R. ter Hofstede, J. Elzinga, T. Smolders, M. Schutter and R. Osinga, (2017). “ReefGuard: A Scientific Approach to Active Reef Rehabilitation.” Terra et Aqua 147(1):  5-16.
  • Lengkeek, W., K. Didderen, M. Teunis, F. Driesen, J. Coolen, O. Bos, S. Vergouwen, T. Raaijmakers, M. de Vries, M. van Koningsveld (2017). “Eco-friendly design of scour protection: potential enhancement of ecological functioning in offshore wind farms. Towards an implementation guide and experimental set-up.” Bureau Waardenburg, Wageningen Marine Research, Deltares and Delft University of Technology.
  • Van Duren, L.A. , Gittenberger, A., Smaal, A.C., Van Koningsveld, M., Osinga, R., Cado van der Lelij, J.A. & De Vries, M.B. (2016). “Rijke riffen in de Noordzee: verkenning naar het stimuleren van natuurlijke riffen en gebruik van kunstmatig hard substraat.” Deltares (in Dutch).
  • Baart, F., Van Ormondt, M., Van Thiel de Vries, J. and Van Koningsveld, M. (2016). “Morphological impact of a storm can be predicted three days ahead.” Computers & Geosciences 90: 17-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2015.11.011
  • De Vriend, H. J.; Van Koningsveld, M.; Aarninkhof, S. G. J.; De Vries, M. B. & Baptist, M. J. (2015). “Sustainable hydraulic engineering through Building with Nature.” Journal of Hydro-environment Research 9: 159-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jher.2014.06.004
  • Van der Meij, H., Kastelein, R., Van Eekelen, E. and Van Koningsveld, M (2015). “FaunaGuard: A Scientific Method for Deterring Marine Fauna”. Terra et Aqua 138: 17-24.
  • Becker, J. H.; Van Eekelen, E. M. M.; Wiechen, J.; De Lange, W.; Damsma, T.; Smolders, T. & Van Koningsveld, M. (2015). “Estimating source terms for far field dredge plume modelling” Journal of Environmental Management 149(C): 282-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.10.022
  • Postma, H., Van Koningsveld, M. and Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (2015). “Building the Deltas of the Future.” Hydrolink 2: 36-41. link
  • Garel, E.; Camba, C.; Ferreira, Ó. & Van Koningsveld, M. (2014). “Applicability of the ‘Frame of Reference’ approach for environmental monitoring of offshore renewable energy projects.” Journal of Environmental Management 141(1): 16-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.02.037
  • De Vriend, H.J., Van Koningsveld, M. and Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (2014). “'Building with nature': the new Dutch approach to coastal and river works.” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers 167(1): 18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/cien.13.00003
  • Van Wesenbeeck, B.K., Griffin, J.N., Van Koningsveld, M., Gedan, K.B., McCoy, M. and Silliman, B.R. (2013). “Nature-based coastal defense: can biodiversity help?” Encyclopaedia of Biodiversity, 2nd Edition. Edited by: S. Levin. Princeton University Press. pp. 451-458 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00323-3
  • Van Koningsveld, M., Damsma, T., Van der Hout, R., Van Wiechen, J. and De Boer, G. (2013). “OpenEarth: A Knowledge Management Workflow for Dredging Projects.” Terra et Aqua 131(1): 3-14.
  • De Vriend, H.J. and M. van Koningsveld (2012). “Building with Nature. Thinking, acting and interacting differently.” EcoShape – Building with Nature, Dordrecht, the Netherlands (Official booklet of the Building with Nature Innovation programme). ISBN 978-94-6190-957-2.
  • Baart, F., De Boer, G., De Haas, W., Donchyts, G., Philippart, M., Van Koningsveld, M. and Plieger, M. (2012). “A comparison between WCS and OPeNDAP for making model results and data products available through the internet.” Transactions in GIS 16:2 249-265. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9671.2012.01312.x
  • Den Heijer, C., Baart, F. and Van Koningsveld, M. (2012). “Assessment of dune failure along the Dutch coast using a fully probabilistic approach.” Geomorphology 143: 95-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.09.010
  • Baart, F.; Van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M.; De Ronde, J.; Van Koningsveld, M. & Wouters, B., 2012. “The effect of the 18.6 year lunar nodal cycle on regional sea level rise estimates.” Journal of Coastal Research 28(2): 511-516. https://doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00169.1
  • Baart, F., Van Koningsveld, M and Stive, M. J. F. , 2012. “Trends in sea-level trend analysis.” Journal of Coastal Research 28(2): 311-315. https://doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-11A-00024.1
  • Spearman, J., De Heer, A., Aarninkhof, S. and Van Koningsveld, M. (2011). "Validation of the TASS system for predicting the environmental effects of trailing suction hopper dredgers." Terra et Aqua 125(3): 14-22.
  • Ciavola, P., Ferreira, O., Haerens, P., Van Koningsveld, M., Armaroli, C. and Lequeux, Q. (2011). "Storm impacts along European coastlines. Part 1: The joint effort of the MICORE and ConHaz Projects." Environmental Science & Policy 14(7): 912-923. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2011.05.011
  • Ciavola, P., Ferreira, O., Haerens, P., Van Koningsveld, M., Armaroli, C. (2011). "Storm impacts along European coastlines. Part 2: lessons learned from the MICORE project" Environmental Science & Policy 14(7): 924-933. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2011.05.009
  • Baart, F., Bakker, M.A.J., Van Dongeren, A., Den Heijer, C., Van Heteren, S. Smit, M.W.J., Van Koningsveld, M. and Pool, A. (2011). "Using 18th century storm-surge data from the Dutch Coast to improve the confidence in flood-risk estimates." Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 11(10): 2791-2801. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-11-2791-2011
  • F Baart, P Van Gelder, M Van Koningsveld (2011). "Confidence in real-time forecasting of morphological storm impacts." Journal of Coastal Research SI ICS: 1835-1839. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26482494
  • Ferreira, O., Ciavola, P., Armaroli, C., Balouin, Y., Benavente, J., Del Río, L., Deserti, M., Esteves, L.S., Furmanczyk, K., Haerens, P., Matias, A., Perini, L., Taborda, R., Terefenko, P., Trifonova, E., Trouw, K., Valchev, N., Van Dongeren, A., Van Koningsveld, M. and Williams, J.J. (2009). "Coastal storm risk assessment in Europe: examples from 9 study sites." Journal of Coastal Research, SI ICS: 1632-1636. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25738066
  • Baart, F., Van der Kaaij, T., Van Ormondt, M., Van Dongeren, A., Van Koningsveld, M. and Roelvink, D. (2009). "Real-time forecasting of morphological storm impacts: a case study in the Netherlands." Journal of coastal research SI ICS: 1617-1621 https://www.jstor.org/stable/25738063
  • Hartog, W.M., Benedet, L., Walstra, D.J.R., Van Koningsveld, M., Stive, M.J.F. and Finkl. C.W. (2008). "Mechanisms that influence the performance of beach nourishment: a case study in Delray Beach, Florida, USA." Journal of Coastal Research 24(5): 1304-1319. https://doi.org/10.2112/06-0749.1
  • Van Koningsveld, M.; Stive, M.J.F.; Mulder, J.P.M., Van der Valk, L. and Van der Weck, A.W. (2008). "Living with Sea Level Rise and Climate Change. A case study of the Netherlands." Journal of Coastal Research 24(2): 367-379. https://doi.org/10.2112/07A-0010.1
  • Van Koningsveld, M., Davidson, M., Huntley, D., Medina, R., Aarninkhof, S.G.J, Jimenez, J., Ridgewell, J. and De Kruif, A. (2007). "A critical review of the CoastView project: recent and future developments in coastal management video systems." Coastal Engineering 54(6-7): 567-576. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2007.01.006
  • Davidson, M., Van Koningsveld, M., De Kruif, A., Rawson, J., Holman, R., Lamberti, A., Medina, R., Kroon, A and Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (2007)."The CoastView project: Developing video-derived Coastal State Indicators in support of coastal zone management." Coastal Engineering 54(6-7): 463-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2007.01.007
  • Davidson, M.A., Aarninkhof, S.G.J., Van Koningsveld, M. and Holman, R.A. (2006). "Developing coastal video monitoring systems in support of coastal zone management." Journal of Coastal Research 39: 49-56. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25741533
  • Van Koningsveld, M., Davidson, M.A., Huntley, D.A. (2005). "Matching science with coastal management needs: the search for appropriate coastal state indicators." Journal of Coastal Research 21(3): 399-411. https://doi.org/10.2112/03-0076.1
  • Van Koningsveld, M. and Mulder, J.P.M. (2004). "Sustainable coastal policy developments in the Netherlands. A systematic approach revealed." Journal of Coastal Research 20(2): 375-385. https://doi.org/10.2112/1551-5036(2004)020[0375:SCPDIT]2.0.CO;2
  • Van Koningsveld, M., Stive, M.J.F., Mulder, J.P.M., De Vriend, H.J. Ruessink, B.G. and Dunsbergen, D.W. (2003). "Usefulness and effectiveness of coastal research: a matter of perception?" Journal of Coastal Research 19(2): 441-461. https://www.jstor.org/stable/4299184
  • Vinke, F.; Van Koningsveld, M.; Van Dorsser, C.; Baart, F.; Van Gelder, P. & Vellinga, T. (2022). “Cascading effects of sustained low water on inland shipping.” Climate Risk Management, 3, pp 1 – 15. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2022.100400

Mark van Koningsveld

Professor Ports and Waterways

Presence: Wed, Thu

Secondary company: Van Oord

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