Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research

Coastal protection

Our expertise is focused on experimental studies, technical and cost-effective solutions for coastal defence and ecosytem restoration. We foster state-of-the-art techniques to analyse data, and to model and visualize what they could imply for the future state of coastal (eco)systems.  Our core business is the Digital Lab Facility DigiLab.

Nature-based defence How to manage and use coastal ecosystems for flood defense
Ecosystem restoration How to restore the nature functions of coastal and intertidal ecosystems
Virtual nature Combining ecological models with 3D computer graphics techniques
Explanatory movies Movies explaining how we use nature for flood defense and restore such systems
DigiLab Integrating datasets in mathematical, physical and visual future state models