Stefan Aarninkhof who is a senior project engineer at Hydronamic, the engineering group of Royal Boskalis Westminster. In 2003 he received a PhD from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, for a thesis on the quantification of coastal bathymetry from video imagery. Prior to joining Boskalis in 2006, he spent 10 years at Delft Hydraulics. He currently fulfills a specialist role in the field of morphology and marine environment, with a focus on the environmental aspects of dredging.
Articles By Stefan Aarninkhof
Rather than focus on minimising negative effects, ecologically designed sand mining can maximise positive opportunities to dredge and create new habitats.
Validation of the Tass System for Predicting the Environmental Effects of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers
Models created by researchers using innovative software have been tested and validated by monitoring trailers during dredging operations.
A state-of-the-art 3D plume model, used at the Ras Laffan Port Expansion project, simulates alternative disposal scenarios and helps develop Safe Disposal Maps.
To assess the environmental benefits of an “idyllic” world without dredging, the impacts of dredging activities are compared to the impacts of other human and natural sources of sediment plumes.