Natural hazards and coastal protection

Coastal protection systems protect ecosystems and people from natural hazards. With a focus on hydrodynamic processes, this working group deals with the following topics, among others:



  • Marine harzards
    • Storm surges
    • Swell
    • Tsunami
  • Coastal protection systems
    • Groynes 
    • Dykes
    • Flood protection
  • Processes and interactions
    • Wave-structure interaction
    • Functionality and efficacy
    • Dynamic stability and failure mechanisms
    • Erosion processes and filter stability


Küstenschutz auf Borkum
Revetment with return wall
Dr.-Ing. David Schürenkamp
Room 406, Beethovenstr. 51A, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany