Storm-tides and nearshore waves/currents
Reliable forecasts of storm surges, local wave conditions, current patterns and resulting water levels lead to increased efficiency and project life time of sand nourishments. Within the scope of WA 2 hydrodynamic modelling of boundary conditions, taking into account the interaction between nearshore waves and currents as well as their interdependencies with sand nourishments, will be investigated. The overall focus of WA 2 lies on timely identification of potential erosion hot spots on a regional scale considering long-term processes as well as episodic storm-surge events. Thereby it will contribute to a strategy towards and ICZM and EAM for sand nourishments.