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Erik van Eekelen

Erik van Eekelen raduated in 2007 as an MSc from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, on the subject of the environmental impacts of dredging plumes from TSHDs. He then joined Van Oord’s Environmental Engineering Department, working on a wide variety of environmental aspects of their dredging and maritime construction projects, such as Eco-Design, turbidity management and protection of marine fauna both in the Netherlands and abroad.

 

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Articles By Erik van Eekelen

Faunaguard: A Scientific Method for Deterring Marine Fauna
Faunaguard: A Scientific Method for Deterring Marine Fauna

Marine fauna is sensitive to underwater dredging sounds. Scientific research indicates that inducing the fauna to leave an area temporarily before the start of a project minimises serious impacts. And the marine life returns when the dredging is finished.

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