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CREST final conference: Climate Resilient Coast

How can we give our coast the resilience to withstand a changing climate? This research question was central to the CREST project –standing for Climate Resilient Coast – that bundled the Flemish expertise with regard to near-shore processes. Field measurements, laboratory tests and numerical modelling were conducted for four years. Are you curious about what their findings are? And how these can be useful for the future of the Flemish coast? Participate in the CREST final conference on Thursday 26 September 2019 in Greenbridge in Ostend.


09:30-10:00   Registration | Welcome coffee

10:00-10:10   Welcome
Noémie Wouters, CEO GreenBridge & Carl Devos, CEO Ostend Science Park  

10:10-11:00   CREST - General overview
Jaak Monbaliu, Project Coordinator

11:00-12:45    Pitch presentations: CREST take home messages

12:45-14:15    Lunch with poster exhibition & demo session of monitoring techniques

14:15-14:45    Keynote presentation - Wave-driven and Aeolian sand transport: Dutch experiences
Gerben Ruessink, Utrecht University (NL)

14:45-15:45    Panel discussion: evaluation & foresight exercise

15:45-16:00    Closing speech
Jaak Monbaliu, Project Coordinator

16:00-17:00    Visit to the Coastal & Ocean wave Basin (COB)

17:00-18:30    Network reception with the support of DEME

Practical information

GreenBridge, Wetenschapspark 1, 8400 Oostende, Belgium

Thursday, September 26th, from 9:30 until 18:30

Registration to the conference is free but mandatory. Please register using the button below, no later than September 19th


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