DuneForce - Dunes For Coastal Safety and Habitat Development

Coastal dunes provide coastal defense and specific ecological habitat to human society. Those values are under pressure due to increased human activity in coastal zones and climate change. Management of coastal dunes relies on knowledge on the relevant eco-physics. However, state-of-the-art knowledge does not yet integrate across coastal domains (shoreface, beach and dune) and relevant disciplines (ecology, morphology, engineering). As a result, it is not possible to anticipate on the combined impact of management strategies for coastal defense and habitat development. DuneForce addresses the eco-physical unknowns at the interfaces of coastal domains and disciplines through a combination of field work and numerical simulation. This will results in a quantitative model that predicts the development of dune habitat and coastal safety. This new technology will be applied in real life case studies to optimize coastal management strategies and interventions in the coastal system.

  • Projectnummer / Project number: 17064
  • Deelnemende kennisinstellingen / Participating institutes: Delft University of Technology, Wageningen UR
  • Gebruikers / Users: 9 bedrijven en 2 overheidsinstellingen/ 9 companies and 1 governmental institution
  • Projectleider / Project leader: Dr. ir. S. de Vries - Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Dep of Hydraulic Engineering, Section of Coastal Engineering
  • Type project / Type project: Lopend
  • Startdatum / Start date: 01-01-2019
  • Programma / Programme: Open Technologieprogramma
  • Vakgebied / Discipline: Technische wetenschappen, Biologie, Aardwetenschappen


Dhr. ir. S. (Stefan) Jongerius (Programmamedewerker) Dhr. ir. S. (Stefan) Jongerius (Programmamedewerker) +31 (0)30 6001315 s.jongerius@nwo.nl