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Sediment transport in fluvial, estuarine and coastal environment

Objective

Sediment transport in the fluvial, estuarine and coastal environment causes significant morphological changes and results in the amplification of floods, storm surges and other inundation hazards. This increases considerably the risk of failure of structures, disruption of function of networks (water, energy), destruction of ecosystems and natural resources, as well as property and human loss. The impact of sediment transport is expected to be incremented due to climate change. Thus, it is very important to advance knowledge and train future engineers in this field. Herein we propose the formation of a Network for the training of young researchers in all application areas of sediment transport. The Network consists of six academic and four industrial partners and provides an elaborate and interdisciplinary training-through-research program to 12 early stage and 4 experienced researchers. It includes a comprehensive academic program, secondments at industrial partners, workshops, winter and summer schools, thematic conferences, production of guidelines and complementary activities. The proposed research focuses on: i) modeling and algorithm development for sediment transport in river and coastal flows and for inland and offshore turbidity currents or debris flows, and ii) experiments and simulations of sediment transport in river and coastal flows, and sediment-laden density underflows in reservoirs and submarine canyons. The experiments will allow for crucial phenomenological advances in the conceptual models upon which simulation tools are built. The latter, compatible with high performance computing, will be explored jointly by academic an industrial partners in real engineering applications during and after the duration of the project. This network is structured to help the coordination of research and educational activities in sediment transport in a European level and increase the European competitiveness in this important field of S&T.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 785 647,91

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 447 883,34
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 397 470,15
Address
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 401 490,84
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 234 148,02
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 444 487,64
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 200 745,41
Address
Av Do Brasil 101
1700 066 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUGRO BELGIQUE SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 223 941,67
Address
Avenue De Broqueville 12
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDROSTUDI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 408 010,71
Address
Localita Padriciano 99
34149 Trieste Ts
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STUCKY SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 190 236,20
Address
Rue Du Lac 33
1020 Renens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)