Objectives | CREST project


This project tackles five scientific objectives:

  1.  gain a better understanding of nearshore and onshore physical processes including improved models and the validation of ‘grey’ data about coastal dynamics;
  2.  gain a better understanding of the flood risks along the coast and the impact of wave overtopping on structures, buildings and behavior of people inside;
  3.  determine the resilience of the natural coastal system (dunes and beaches) in relation to storms and wind;
  4.  validate calculations with today’s state of the art models on the basis of laboratory tests and field measurements in selected pilot areas;
  5.  define improved climate change scenarios for the Belgian coast.

Separate attention is paid to the dissemination of the results of the project which can then be used by other researchers and professionals.