The Coastal Research Center (CRC) was founded in 1996 by the Leibniz University of Hanover and the Technical University of Braunschweig and has since been a centre of excellence for researchers in coastal engineering and hydromechanics. The close cooperation of the four partner institutes forms the basis for the optimal use of the large-scale research infrastructure and for innovative developments in coastal research.
The CRC is managed by the board of directors formed by the chief professors of the four partner-institutes, one of whome is elected managing director for a period of three years. Subordinate to the board of directors is the operations manager, who is responsible for all organisational issues and the proper execution of the research projects at the CRC.
Managing Director: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Nils Goseberg
Operations Manager: Dr.-Ing. S. Schimmels
Deputy Operations Manager: Dipl.-Ing. M. Kudella
Institute for Geomechanics and Geotechnics
The Institute for Geomechanics and Geotechnics of the Technical University Braunschweig (IGB-TUBS) is an important partner for coastal engineering in the CRC. Actual topics are soil liquefaction on caisson breakwaters and monopile wind generators, the dynamic behaviour of rammed piles, dike monitoring and the analysis of the geomechanical behaviour of geotextiles and sealing sheets.