Gerben J. de Boer
After graduating as a civil engineer, Gerben J. de Boer obtained his doctorate in coastal oceanography from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, focusing on the stratification of the Rhine river plume. He worked for over 10 years at Deltares as a consultant on remote sensing, numerical modelling and data management, and was a member of the MODEG marine data export group to the European Commission. Since 2014, Gerben is the manager of the Datalab at Van Oord’s Engineering and Estimating department.
Articles By Gerben J. de Boer
The planet is facing enormous challenges caused by human activity, increasing the vulnerability of communities and ecosystems to the forces of nature. This is worsened by the effects of climate change, which is threatening the world’s coastal defences. Van Oord has responded to these challenges by developing the Climate Adaptation Action Plan. The plan is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue between stakeholders in order to provide ready-to-scale marine solutions that help increase the resilience of the communities and ecosystems of coastal areas.
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