Van der Meer Consulting provides independent and specialized consultancy services in the field of coastal engineering. This consultancy is based on more than 30 years of experience in both research (16 years at Delft Hydraulics, now Deltares) and consultancy (10 years at Infram and 8 years as independent consultant). In January 2014 Van der Meer became full professor Coastal Structures and Ports at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, for one day per week (0.2 fte). His inaugural address on 10 September 2014 is available in English (8181 kb) and Dutch (8444 kb).
Main areas are:
- Hydraulic simulators
- Flood risk assessment
- Breakwaters and coastal structures
- Hydraulic design conditions
- Manuals and guidelines
Key qualifications, special assignments and the full list of papers can be found in the full cv of Van der Meer.
The wave overtopping simulator, with copyright by Van der Meer/Infram, is a new development from 2006 to test strength of dikes, levees and embankments by wave overtopping in situ. Download the summary report 2007-2008 (2.6 Mb) or all other papers. In 2011 a wave run-up simulator has been designed, see the background report and papers. A further development was the wave impact simulator. A new wave run-up simulator has been constructed end of 2013 and beginning of 2014. At the FloodRisk Conference, Oxford, Van der Meer was asked to give a keynote paper (144 kb) on present and future strategies of coastal flooding.