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Final Conference CREST - Climate resilient Coast

Added on: 2019-07-05
How can we give our coast the resilience to withstand a changing climate? ...

Sea level rise: a Belgian and European perspective

Added on: 2019-07-05
On 12 December 2018, the workshop “Climate Scenarios for Belgium” was organised at Flanders Hydraulics Research, Antwerp. ...

Fifth Guidance Committee on 28 November 2018 in Antwerp

Added on: 2018-12-21
The fifth Guidance Committee was held in Antwerp on 28 November 2018 (13:00-16:00) at Flanders Hydraulics Research. ...

CREST enters its final year

Added on: 2018-12-21
The CREST project has entered its final year. It is time for an update! All presentations from the previous Guidance Committees are available online. ...

Study of the long term morphology

Added on: 2018-08-07
Present-day measurements and morphological observations in the CREST project areas Oostende-Mariakerke and Oostduinkerke-Groenendijk must be evaluated against longer term morphological trends and processes. ...

Fourth Guidance Committee on 30 May 2018 in Bruges

Added on: 2018-05-23
The fourth Guidance Committee was held in Bruges on 30 May 2018 (10:00-12:40). ...

Midterm conference 23 November 2017

Added on: 2017-11-08
Dear reader, On 1 November 2015 the CREST project officially started and runs for a period of four years. During the mid-term conference on 23 November 2017 we welcome your input as end-users to steer our research in the second half of the CREST project. We kindly invite you to participate in this event. Next to presentations of preliminary results of CREST, demos of monitoring equipment and a poster exhibition, we also have some interesting key note speakers. Register now online to reserve your seat. See you soon! Kind regards, Coordinator Jaak Mobaliu (KU Leuven) ...


Data agreement signed!

Added on: 2017-11-08
Just before summer holiday, all CREST partners signed a data agreement with Coastal Division for the free use of data and information in the context of the project. ...

Learning by doing ... the ‘Augmented Reality Sandbox’

Added on: 2017-08-21
Unleashing storms on the Belgian coast and investigating their effect on a changing coastline all by yourself? It is possible! The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) makes it happen with an Augmented Reality Sandbox (ARS). ...

First two-week measurement campaigns are a fact

Added on: 2017-08-16
A resilient coast is a coast that can withstand storm erosion and that can rapidly recover after a storm. To determine the coastal resilience, and to ultimately improve it, it is necessary to get a good overview of the processes that can lead to recovery. ...

CREST searches and rescues historical scientific information

Added on: 2017-01-18
Within the CREST project historical data is being sleuthed and digitized. ...

The overtopping tank at Zeebrugge is operational again

Added on: 2017-01-18
Ghent University (Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Civil Engineering) has restarted its measurements with the overtopping tank at Zeebrugge. ...

The CREST monitoring calendar is online

Added on: 2017-01-18
The webpage provides an overview of recent and planned monitoring activities. ...

The CREST monitoring campaign started!

Added on: 2016-07-27
Dear reader, On May 13th 2016 the first field campaign to measure aeolian sand transport was conducted in the framework of the CREST project. Researchers from KU Leuven Technology Campus Ostend, supported by VUB and Flanders Hydraulics Research set out the instrumentation. ...


PhD students CREST

Added on: 2016-07-27
Currently already seven PhD students are active within the CREST project. A final candidate is foreseen to start after the summer. ...

The University of Ghent (Geography Department) bought a UTV (Utility Task Vehicle)

Added on: 2016-07-08
The University of Ghent (Geography Department) bought a UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) Kymco 450i to monitor the beach profile at the pilot sites. In a timeframe of one tidal cycle (measurements are carried out during low water) a site measuring 900 m by 1800 m can be monitored using a laserscanner and resulting in a centimeter accurate 3D-point cloud with high resolution. ...

The second Guidance Committee will be held on 21 September 2016

Added on: 2016-07-01
The CREST team kindly invites you to the second Guidance Committee to be held in Ostend on 21 September 2016 (13:00-16:00). ...

Feedback with the end users

Added on: 2016-03-31
In addition to a technical advisory group with representatives from neighbouring countries, regular feedback is foreseen with a Guidance Committee comprising representatives from research, government and industry. ...

CREST was launched on 1 November 2015

Added on: 2016-03-31
After the project was approved on 16 July 2015, the CREST project was officially launched on 1 November 2015. The kick-off meeting with all partners took place in Leuven on 3 December 2015. During this meeting a preview of the first year was made and possible problems were discussed. ...

The website is online!

Added on: 2016-03-29
The brand new CREST website is online!