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02 October 2020

Professorship Coastal Structures for Marcel van Gent at TU Delft

The TU Delft executive board has appointed Dr. Marcel van Gent as professor of Coastal Structures. This addition to the Hydraulic Engineering department will further boost the cooperation between the university, Deltares and the hydraulic engineering sector.

18 September 2020

No world record longest crate bridge for Delft

After one year of preparations and weeks of construction, a team of Civil Engineering students tried to build the longest bridge ever made out of crates. The 30 meter long bridge, that consisted of 0.0 beer crates, was supposed to break the world record of TU Eindhoven students.

14 September 2020

Antarctica: cracks in the ice

In recent years, the Pine Island Glacier and the Thwaites Glacier on West-Antarctica has been undergoing rapid changes, with potentially major consequences for rising sea levels.

14 September 2020

Svalbard glaciers much more vulnerable to warming since mid-1980s

Most of Svalbard’s glaciers have lost their protective firn layer, which leaves the ice much more vulnerable to summer melt.

08 September 2020

New land subsidence map reveals the Netherlands’ (in)stability

Lopsided houses, subsiding streets, shifting dykes and nature reserves stricken by drought. In the years ahead, there will need to be some serious investment in maintenance by citizens, businesses and government.

27 August 2020

Dashboard for monitoring the 1.5m social distance rule

Together with the local council of Nijmegen and the national police, pedestrian behaviour expert Dorine Duives will develop an analysis module to monitor crowding in risk areas in the town and to determine to what extent the 1.5m social distancing rule are adhered to.

27 August 2020

The Netherlands was almost 3% sunnier during the coronavirus crisis

The amount of solar radiation that reached the Earth’s surface increased during the period when measures to limit the spread of coronavirus were in place. Researchers Pier Siebesma and Marieke Dirksen (KNMI/TU Delft) came to that conclusion.

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