Coastal Management
Coastal Morphodynamics
Estuarine processes
High-Energy Physics
jobdronkers Advice Coast and Sea
Coastal Management experience
  • Member Scientific Advisory Committee for climate adaptation of the Belgian coast (2020)
  • Advice to the government of Kerala (India) on short-term and long-term interventions to facilitate river and sediment outflow to the sea and measures to mitigate coastal erosion and adaptation to future sea-level rise (2019)
  • ToR for the development and implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management for the N-Egyptian coastal zone (GCF funding 4.7 million US$, 2019)
  • Advice to the Egyptian government on the feasibility of soft coastal protection structures, using dredged sediments from the coastal lagoons (2018)
  • Advice on seaward extension of Port Said to the Egyptian government and ToR for a "Port Said Coastal Zone Master Plan" (2016)
  • Advice to the Senegalese government and ToR for "Integrated study on solutions for the breach at the Senegal River mouth" (World Bank 2.2 million US$, 2015)
  • Advice to the Egyptian government and ToR for a study on shoreline management and ICZM for the N-Egyptian coast (EuropeAid 2.6 million EUR, 2014)
  • Jury member International workshop on urban planning options for Nouakchott, Mauritania (2014)
  • Advice to the Senegalese government on solutions for coastal erosion and inundation problems at Saint-Louis (2014)
  • Advice to the World Bank and ToR for a study on transboundary coastal erosion issues in West Africa (World Bank 200,000 US$, 2014)
  • Advice to the Government of Mauritania and ToR for an integrated study on coastal erosion and inundation problems at Nouakchott, Mauritania (2013)
  • Blue Economy Forum Summit at Qingdao (China), advice to the Government of Shandong Province on Blue Economic Growth (2011)
  • Co-ordinator of ENCORA, European Network on Coastal Research (EU FP6 3 million EUR, 2006)
  • Scientific assessment of the environmental impact of the extension of Rotterdam Harbour on the Wadden Sea ecosystem (2006)
  • Review editor of the chapter on Coastal Zones of the 4th IPCC Assessment Report, which was awarded the Peace Nobel prize (2006)
  • Chairman Shoreline Development Group, Dahlem Conference on Science and Coastal Management (1999)
  • Guest professor at the University of Kiel for a lecture course on Integrated Coastal Management (1999)
  • Member External Advisory Group of the EU Commission for FP5 Key-actions Water and Marine Ecosystems (1998)
  • Chairman of the Euroconference on Transdisciplinary Coastal Management Research (Spain), editor conference proceedings (1997)
  • Advisor of the German Ministry of Science and Technology on the future position of the Biological Institute Helgoland (1997)
  • Chairman of the European Coastal Inter Science Network CISNET funded by the European Science Foundation (1996)
  • Member Assessment Committee on Alternative Designs for the Storm Surge Barrier Rotterdam Waterway (1995)
  • Co-organiser of international IPCC conferences in Miami (1990) and Perth (1991); co-ordinator 1990 IPCC report on ICZM






Publications Coastal Management