Research theme 2: The spread of sand from the Sand Motor along the coast
(Morphology from foreshore to dunes)
We want to know whether the sand spreads along the coast as we have predicted. We also take measurements to check whether the base coastline is maintained. If necessary, extra sand will be deposited.
We use the annual Rijkswaterstaat measurements of the coast, the "Jarkusmetingen". If necessary, we will make measurements more often and in more locations: development will be fast, particularly in the early years immediately after construction. By combining our measurement data with aerial photographs from Rijkswaterstaat and the Dutch Association of Water Management Authorities, we can also identify more subtle changes.