Frederik Roose

Frederik graduated from the University of Ghent, Belgium, as Bio-engineer in soil and water management and as Master of Marine and Lacustrine Sciences. Since 2006, he works as a project coordinator in the Environment Team of the Maritime Access Division of the Department of Mobility and Public Works in Flanders, Belgium. His projects are related to the development of the sediment management strategy in the Schelde estuary and how it affects the estuary’s morphology and ecology.

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The Smartsediment tool: a QGIS plug-in for evaluating ecosystems services

Managing sediments, especially from dredging, is important for the management of estuaries and coastal areas. When implemented in the right way, a sediment management strategy can be qualified as a nature-based solution as it uses the physical processes of erosion and sedimentation to create added value. There is a need for an evaluation of sediment strategies and the habitats that are created for a wider range of objectives than only biodiversity and nature conservation. The concept of ecosystem services provides this broader framework.

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