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05 August 2017

SEAWAD team researches Wadden Island development

09 June 2017

Two new stories of science

Two new stories of science have been posted on the Hydraulic engineering website. This time, Caroline Katsman talks about her research about the influence of ocean whirls on surface water sinking. Also Victor Chavarrias talks about his research about meandering and “humanised” rivers in the world.

09 June 2017

Timo Schweckendiek receives GEOSnet Young Researcher Award

On June 5, 2017 Dr. Timo Schweckendiek, research associate at the Department of Hydraulic Engineering of TU Delft, received the ‘GEOSnet Young Researcher Award’ at the Geo-Risk 2017 conference (Denver, USA).

26 May 2017

A Model Monument

Last Friday, a special hydraulic model was put in front of the office of Bas Jonkman. The model stands as a reminder of the early deceased Ir. Thijs van Zwieteren.

23 May 2017

Global mean sea level rise is accelerating faster than previously thought

Globally sea levels are on the rise. Now researchers from TU Delft and other European universities report a reconstruction of global mean sea level since 1902 that yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but shows similar high rates as independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades. The results appear this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

23 May 2017

Global mean sea level rise is accelerating faster than previously thought

Globally sea levels are on the rise. Now researchers from TU Delft and other European universities report a reconstruction of global mean sea level since 1902 that yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but shows similar high rates as independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades. The results appear this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

23 April 2017

Jan van Noortwijkprijs 2017

Last month, Vincent Vuik won the award of best HKV publication of 2016. Every year, 3 publications are nominated, and the authors present their work for all HKV employees. After the presentations, there is a voting. He presented a Coastal Engineering paper about wave load reduction by vegetated foreshores.

23 April 2017

Update Project WaLoWa (Wave Loads On Walls)

The WaLoWa project team was approached by Omroep West resulting in an appearance in the TV West News. Bas Hofland (representing TU Delft) was interviewed!

09 April 2017

Port of Rotterdam donates scale model

On Monday 3 April 2017, prof. Uijttewaal, chairman of the Department of Hydraulic Engineering of TU Delft, together with ir. Bosschieter of the Port of Rotterdam, revealed a scale model of a quay wall. The scale model was donated by the Port of Rotterdam to stress the good relationship between the two institutes.

04 April 2017

Possibility of ‘hydraulic’ offshore wind farm

For his doctorate awarded on Tuesday, 4 April, TU Delft researcher Antonio Jarquin Laguna investigated the possibility of a ‘hydraulic’ offshore wind farm. It involves the direct drive mechanism of the wind turbine being replaced by a positive displacement pump, which is used to bring pressurised seawater into a hydraulic network.