A sedimentation-erosion model will be developed that can show the rate of sedimentation and or erosion over a longer period of time and even predict certain processes in the future. With this model, it will be possible to show the history of a site and to predict future developments. This will result in a pro-active management of underwater sites.
The model will be validated with e.g. OSL, chemical and grain-size characteristics of the sea floor sediments. A mechanical deterioration model will be developed. New, state of the art technology will be used to make and validate these models and new technology for the management of our maritime management will be developed here as well.
Regional and site scale models:
- regional coming from GIS driven modelling
- site specific based on both calibration of extant physical models and analysis of bathymetric data.