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CREST was launched on 1 November 2015

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CREST was launched on 1 November 2015

Added on 2016-03-31
After the project was approved on 16 July 2015, the CREST project was officially launched on 1 November 2015. The kick-off meeting with all partners took place in Leuven on 3 December 2015. During this meeting a preview of the first year was made and possible problems were discussed.
Over a period of four years, the CREST (Climate Resilient Coast) project will study the wave action in a changing climate, particularly the effects on coastal dynamics and the impact on future safety strategies.  The CREST project is a collaboration between experts with an academic background in the physical aspects of coastal processes (waves, currents, sediment dynamics) and experience in scientific research, i.e. representatives of the Universities of Leuven, Ghent and Brussels, Flanders Hydraulics Research, Coastal Division and Maritime Access of the Flemish Government, RBINS-OD Nature and Flanders Marine Institute, complemented with valorisation partners (IMDC and Fides Engineering). In addition, interim feedback is organised with a Guidance Committee and technical experts from Belgium and abroad.

Project coordinator is Jaak Monbaliu, professor at the University of Leuven.

This project with primarily a social finality is part of the Strategic Basic Research (SBO) programme of the Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (previously lead by IWT).

Duration: 1 November 2015 – 31 October 2019

Budget: 1.897.466 EUR

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