BARDEX II (Barrier Dynamics Experiment) is a research projected funded by the European Union and takes place in the Delta Flume in the Netherlands from May to July. The overall aim of the project is to increase our understanding of sediment transport processes on sandy beaches. The project is hosted by Deltares and 25 researchers from 9 different universities (Algarve, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Delaware, New Hampshire, New South Wales, Plymouth, Southampton, Utrecht) are involved.
Monday, 21 May 2012
Beach is finished
After many days of shovelling and digging and shaping and packing, the 4.5-m high and 50-m (above sea level) wide BARDEX II beach has been constructed. Total amount of sand used: 1400 cubic meters. Next phase of the work will be the fixing to the wall of Deltares hydrodynamic equipment, and then ... the arrival of the international research teams on the 4th of June with their equipment.
View of the barrier from the back of the barrier towards the wave paddle, located c. 100 from the crest of the barrier.