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Sand transport and morphology of offshore sand mining pits/areas

Sand transport and morphology of offshore sand mining pits/areas

Objective

The project aims to improve and extend the current knowledge of sand transport and morphology related to offshore sand mining pits/areas. This will be undertaken by integrating:
- the existing and new experiences, including data sets, on sand transport and morphology of lower shore faces systems in the North Sea (and other basins),
- the results of new detailed field experiments (test pit in North Sea) and laboratory experiments on sand transport and morphological processes for better understanding of physical processes and generation of a high-quality data set for validation of hydrodynamic, sand transport and morphodynamic models,
- the results of modern validated morphodynamic models for short-term and medium-term predictions of morphology related to sand mining pits/areas, as used by the leading European hydraulic research institutes.

Coordinator

STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM

Address

Rotterdamseweg 185
2600 Mh Delft

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Gaele RODENHUIS (Dr.)

Participants (14)

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CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES MARITIMES ET FLUVIALES

France

DHI - INSTITUTE OF WATER & ENVIRONMENT

Denmark

FOUNDATION FOR TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Norway

HR WALLINGFORD LTD

United Kingdom

INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH

Portugal

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT

Netherlands

NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF CATANIA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF WALES - BANGOR

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITÉ DE CAEN BASSE NORMANDIE

France

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK3-CT-2001-00056

  • Start date

    1 April 2002

  • End date

    31 March 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 104 244

  • EU contribution

    € 2 671 268

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM

Netherlands