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.  The centre also provides expertise on coastal ecology, and has an exellent name on combining ecological models with 3D computer graphics techniques 'virtual nature'.

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