This publication is an initiative of the Section Hydraulic Engineering
of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
of Delft University of Technology and was realised with support
of the Netherlands Centre for Coastal Research (NCK)
and Delft Cluster.
Netherlands Centre for Coastal Research
In 1992 the coastal research groups of Delft University of Technology
(TUD), Utrecht University (UU), WL | Delft Hydraulics
and Rijkswaterstaat (RIKZ) engaged in a strategic co-operation
programme, NCK (Netherlands Centre for Coastal Research).
Some time later the Netherlands Institute of Applied Geoscience
TNO (TNO-NITG) and the University Twente (UT)
joined NCK, recently followed by the Netherlands Institute
for Sea Research (NIOZ) and the Netherlands Institute for
Ecology-Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology (NIOOCEMO).
Five Delft knowledge institutes, active in the field of civiland
hydraulic engineering, have combined forces to form Delft
Cluster. Collaboration is in the form of an open network,
whose aim is to develop and distribute knowledge in the field of
sustainable development of densely populated delta areas. The
core of Delft Cluster consists of GeoDelft, International Institute
for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering
(IHE), Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific
Research (TNO), Delft University of Technology (TUD),
WL | Delft Hydraulics.