CEDA Forum 2013

Dredging in a Changing World

Technical Visit to Sand Engine

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 7 November 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013
08:45-16:00 hours

Sand Engine 2 years running
The Sand Engine, the large feeder beach in front of the Dutch coastline, is the most prominent example of Building with Nature in coastal management. Since its completion two years ago, significant developments have taken place - both morphologically and environmentally. Being unique in its scale and dynamics, the Sand Engine attracts visitors from all over the world. Those who have been there before are, without exception, impressed by the changes since their previous visit.

Hosted and sponsored by Boskalis and Van Oord, the visit will include:

  • Overview of Delfland shoreline: Sand Engine and adjacent works;
  • Project overview: rationale, implementation, monitoring and lessons learned;
  • Experience the Sand Engine: a walk along the most dynamic areas;
  • Monitoring at work: automated video observations & demonstration of jet-ski survey of bathymetry (to be confirmed).
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© Zandmotor - Rijkswaterstaat Joop van Houdt. 

The technical visit is open to the participants of the Forum. You must register for the tour in advance (see registration form). Fee amounts to € 50 (excluding VAT) and, as the number of places is limited to a maximum of 40, they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The coach will depart from Intell Hotels Rotterdam at 08:45 hours and return to the same hotel at approximately 16:00 hours. Participants registering for the visit will receive detailed joining instructions from the CEDA Forum 2013 Secretariat.



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Last update: 20 October 2013