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Hollywood not as empty as expected - Pride + BLM
I have been living in Pasadena now for three months, mostly staying at home due to Covid-19 limitations. Because everything is now (very) ... Read more
June 17th, 2020
Omdat ik niemand heb om tegen te praten, heb ik maar eens geprobeerd om tegen de camera te praten. Dit is echt mijn eerste vlog ... Read more
April 12th, 2020
Settling in Pasadena
My arrival in Pasadena, CA, was different than I expected due to the Corona-crisis. It has been difficult to get things due self-isolation and ... Read more
March 28th, 2020
Moving to California - Coronavirus
This week I moved to Pasadena, California, for my Rubicon research project at Caltech. Arranging the visa, travel, and move has not ... Read more
March 17th, 2020
Super goed nieuws! Ik heb een Rubicon beurs gekregen om onderzoek te doen naar deltas op Mars. Dit onderzoek ga ik uitvoeren bij... Read more
February 19th, 2020
Video of my PhD research
This is the video about my PhD research that I made for the Bruings lecture. And these are some of the other videos I made for my colleagues. ... Read more
January 20th, 2020
5th Brunings Lecture
The annual Christiaan Brunings Lecture brings together the scientists, practitioners and managers of rivers and estuaries. ... Read more
January 15th, 2020
The Deep: Aquarium Hull
Me and my collegues Jana Cox and Will McMahon visited a friend and former colleague of ours (Anne Baar) at the University of Hull. ... Read more
November 27th, 2019
PhD defence coming up
In two weeks I will defend my thesis ‘Morphodynamics and Sedimentology of Estuaries with Sand and Mud’. This is the last and final part of ... Read more
April 27th, 2019
Na het indienen van mijn thesis ben ik samen met mijn partner Bas en vriendin/collega Anne naar nieuw Zeeland geweest. Iets wat we al ... Read now
March 5th, 2019
This week my dissertation was approved by my reading committee. This committee consists of 6 external professors. I can now finally finish the last details. ...
March 2th, 2019
As you might know I have been making a lot of videos recently, so I also decided to make a short video of my AGU experience this year. ...
December 15th, 2018
Last monday several people of our research group went to the NCK themeday at the Art Centre in Delft. ...
Octorber 31th, 2018
New paper published with Metronome experiments!
Today the final version of my new article became available on the ESPL website! The paper is on the effects of estuarine mudflats on tidal...
October 31th, 2018
Mississippi Tour + AGU movie
This movie is a bit late (from last december), but I had some other movies that I had to finish editing first. This movie belongs to my posts of 22 and 30 december. ...
June 2nd, 2018
Veldwerk Frankrijk filmpje 2016
Dit jaar ben ik voor de vierde keer mee als begeleider op het 1e jaars veldwerk in Frankrijk. Twee jaar geleden heb ik veel gefilmd tijdens dit veldwerk, maar...
June 2nd, 2018
Bifurcations - Hydralab+ (2)
As promised, an update on our progress in the Fast Flow Facility. Today I am in the lab on my own, Michele left on Friday...
April 9th, 2018
Bifurcations - Hydralab+
Two days ago I travelled to the UK to do experiments at HR Wallingford for two weeks. We are working with a group in the Fast Flow Facility...
April 4th, 2018
Ice skating on the Catharijnesingel, Utrecht
It has been freezing for a few days now. Only yesterday, the ice got thick enough to stand on and the thaw will start soon. However, this small window this morning...
March 3rd, 2018
Mississippi Tour, Louisiana
The week before the AGU conference me and three colleagues (Jasper Leuven, Wout van Dijk and Sanja Selakovic) went on a excursion along the Mississippi...
December 30th, 2018
AGU fall meeting 2017
After presenting at EGU last year, I thought I might better also try presenting at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting. The AGU fall meeting is the biggest...
December 22th, 2018
Making Laqcuer peels!
Thanks to an excellent explanation from Janrik van den Berg, me and Wietse were able to make some nice laqcuer peels from the cores were brought back from...
November 13th, 2017
Looking for mud! (Fieldwork Walsoorden)
Yesterday we went for Fieldwork in the Western Scheldt on the tidal bar of Walsoorden. This was not an easy task, not only did we have to get up at five to be there...
October 24th, 2017
Als onderdeel van het MIRT-onderzoek ‘Duurzame Bodemligging Rijntakken’ organiseerde Arcadis een Hackathon om young professionals te betrekken in...
October 13th, 2017
First paper published!
Between all the drama this week I recieved this awesome email: “We are pleased to inform you that your following manuscript has been published in Earth...
October 9th, 2017
RCEM Pictures, Italy
Many representative at the RCEM in Italy from our group from Utrecht. Two nice excursions durings this conference to the the venice lagoon by boat...
September 28th, 2017
Department day - NIOZ
About half the Physical Geography department of Utrecht University joined the department day to the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). ...
September 19th, 2017
Since a few weeks the Metronome has a new baby brother (or sister?) on Terschelling, a wadden island of the Netherlands. Together with Jan Mulder I visited...
July 15th, 2017
Experiments with cohesive sediments at Bangor University
On my way to Manchester airport from Bangor, Wales, UK. This weekend I joined a workshop on cohesive sediments in flumes, which was great and very relevant...
May 8th, 2017
PhD-day in the dunes
A short (5min) movie of the PhD-day from our department. We went on an excursion to the Noordwest Natuurkern where we learned about dune blowouts. In the afternoon...
April 12th, 2017
Status paper: online discussion paper (ESurfD)
My first paper as first author is now online available as a discussion paper in Earth Surface Dynamics. This means that the first part of my PhD research is now under review. ...
March 24th, 2017
River research conference (NCR-days)
This is a conference in the Netherlands about river research. At this conference I presented my modelling study about the effect of fluvial mud supply on ...
March 8th, 2017
A day at the Metronome
I made a short movie about a day at the Metronome. This movie shows the last day of my first experiment of an estuary with nutshell as mud simulant. ...
December 15th, 2016
At the moment we are working on the first experiment in which we use nutshell grains as mud simulant. Nutshell grains are light weight and become a little be...
November 29th, 2016
SIESD 2016 - SAFL
I had an amazing time the past two weeks at the Summer Institute on Earth-Surface Dynamics in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During our time there we got many...
August 24th, 2016
Nog een jaar Veldwerk Frankrijk!
Ook dit jaar ging ik (en een hoop zelfde collega’s als vorig jaar) weer mee naar Frankrijk om de nieuwe eerste jaars bachelor studenten te leren hoe veldwerk...
June 26th, 2016
European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna
Me and my poster at my first conference outside the Netherlands. ...
April 16th, 2016
Fieldwork Mekong Delta, Vietnam
This April, me and Jasper went to Vietnam to help our collegue, Sepehr, with his fieldwork on the Mekong delta. The project is about the salt intrusion in the Mehkong...
April 10th, 2016
Opening of the Metronome!
Official opening of The Metronome tidal laboratory facility during the Christiaan Brunings lecture. This will become a yearly event at Utrecht University with every year a...
January 12th, 2016
The Metronome is moving!
Water, check! Electricity, check! Pumping, check! Walls, check! Roughness, check! Sand, check! Movement, check! Cameras, …check?? Well, all but one. Safety...
August 7th, 2015
Earth scientists don't get holidays
A few days ago I came back from a small holiday at the Lauwersmeer near the Wadden Sea, North Frisia (the Netherlands). I just looked back at my photos and realized for...
August 7th, 2015
Distributing sand in the Metronome
The experimental setup for tidal experiments, The Metronome, is almost finished. Electrical wiring, laying water pipes, installing camera’s etc. is all done. ...
July 10th, 2015
Supervisor Fieldwork France
As part of my appointment as a PhD researcher at Utrecht University I am required to spent 10% of my time on student education. This year I spent this time supervising...
July 3th, 2015
Visit annular flume Delft
Today me and Jasper visited Anne at Delft University of Technology. We helped her, together with two master students, changing the sediment in the experimental setup...
June 30th, 2015
Field excursion Dovey (Dyfi) estuary
Our Vici-research-group visited Willem Toonen (PhD from Utrecht University) at Aberystwyth University where he is currently working. With his connections we...
May 7th, 2015
Western Scheldt excursion
Today I went on a small excursion to the ‘plaat van Walsoorden’, a shoal in the Western Sheldt. With thanks to Rijkswaterstaat I was able to look at the variation in mud...
March 24th, 2015
NCK-days, my first conference as a PhD
Together with my several colleagues from the department, we went to the NCK Days at Schoorl near the Hondsbossche and Pettemer Sea Defence. The NCK...
March 20th, 2015