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John Damen



Name: Ir. J.M. (John) Damen
Department: Water Engineering and Management
Tel.: +31 53 489 3238
Tel. secretary: +31 53 489 3546
E-mail: J.M.Damen@utwente.nl
Position: PhD student

Postal Address:
University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering
Department of Water Engineering and Management
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede

CURRENT RESEARCH

Morphological feedback between dredging operations and sand wave dynamics
Waterways leading to large harbours in shallow seas are dredged regularly to maintain navigational depth. For an optimized dredging policy accurate estimates of seabed dynamics are required. In many locations off the coast of the Netherlands these waterways are located in areas that are covered by sand waves. This research investigates the morphological feedback between dredging operations and sand wave dynamics. Available data from seabed surveys is used to analyse this feedback and develop a method for determining the expected seabed dynamics. This method will be applied in a risk-based resurveying and dredging policy. My PhD research is part of a larger project called SMARTSEA.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

15-10-2014 - present

PhD. Candidate, University of Twente, Enschede. Morphological feedback between dredging operations and sand wave dynamics.



EDUCATION

2012-2014

MSc. Civil Engineering (Water Engineering and Management), University of Twente.

2008-2012

BSc. Civil Engineering, University of Twente.

REPORTS

MSc Thesis - Coastal erosion processes in tidal channel Oostgat