Project

Coastal defense systems based on the ‘Building with Nature’ principles: interdisciplinary project on coastal and ecology engineering and marine biology.

Duration
01 October 2019 → 31 October 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Hydraulic structures
    • Coastal and estuarine hydraulics
    • Fluid mechanics and fluid dynamics
Keywords
Building-with-Nature coastal defence systems wave-current-seagrass interaction wave height and flow velocities attenuation due to vegetation wave height dissipation marine ecology
 
Project description

Salt marsh and seagrass meadow ecosystems with high ecological and economical values play an important role in dissipating energy from waves and currents. In this research we develop a pioneering 3D numerical and analytical model validated using experiments from the new state-of-the-art wave &
current tank and seawater flume in GreenBridge, to achieve new insights in the waves-currentvegetation interaction.