Klavs holds an Msc in civil engineering from Technical University of Denmark specialised in Coastal and Ocean Engineering. He has a strong background working with fine grained sediments and measuring techniques, first as senior hydraulic engineer with DHI and later as team leader, senior consultant, and senior project manager for SWECO and NIRAS. Klavs was the project manager for the spill investigations for the EIA for Europe’s largest marine infrastructure project, Fehmarnbelt for DHI and has been involved in numerous marine studies on cohesive sediments in Denmark and around the world, affirming his expertise in modelling and measuring cohesive sediments. Klavs is also a member of CEDA’s environmental committee.
Articles By Klavs Bundgaard
Dredging is essential for the maintenance and development of ports, harbours and waterways to allow for safe navigation, remediation and flood management. The process, which relocates large volumes of sediment, can be accompanied by the release of suspended sediments into the water column referred to as sediment plumes.
Popular instruments in the field, optical backscatter instruments (OBS) are used to measure suspended sediments. The sensitivity of OBS measurements in relation to grain size and the applicability of OBS measurements in mixed sediment environments is analysed.
When a mega infrastructure project is on the drawing board, who is most likely to have the technical knowhow to design the project in the most cost-effective manner – the clients, the contractors or consultants?