Mega-nourishments and aeolian developments: Lessons learned six years into the sandmotor pilot project

Kathelijne Wijnberg, Juul Limpens, Corjan Nolet, Marinka van Puijenbroek, Michel Riksen, Isaac Williams

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Abstract

In 2011 a multifunctional peninsula-shaped nourishment project (the Sandmotor) was implemented on the West coast of the Netherlands. Its objectives included an increase in sediment supply towards the dunes to maintain their function as a flood defense on the longterm as well as the development of (temporary) new dune area for nature and recreational purposes. In this contribution we will present an overview of the observed developments related to aeolian processes at the Sandmotor in the first six years after implementation of the nourishment, as well as discuss the relation of these developments to specific characteristics of the design and management of the Sandmotor.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Volume36
Issue number2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2018
Event36th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2018 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 30 Jul 20183 Aug 2018

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