IADC has just released the latest issue of Terra et Aqua, featuring articles covering dredging projects as well as the topics of safety, socio-economics, technical innovations and the environment.
Coastal ecosystems have always created a natural defence that protects inhabitants and infrastructure from tidal dangers and coastal change.
Today, however, these natural defence systems are hindered.
Challenges such as erosion, flooding and storm surges are increasing year by year and are primary concerns for coastal communities around the world.
In a new innovative approach, Coastbusters has developed solutions that offer long-term coastal resilience, embracing the naturally changing coastal ecosystem.
This progressive research project brings together the unique knowledge of Flemish companies DEME, Jan De Nul and Sioen Industries, with the research expertise of the Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Research (ILVO) and the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
The project team developed pioneering steps towards biogenic reefs as an additional tool for ecosystem-based flood defence.