Van der Meer Consulting provides independent and specialized consultancy services in the field of coastal engineering since 2007. This consultancy is based on more than 35 years of experience in both research (16 years at Delft Hydraulics, now Deltares) and consultancy (10 years at Infram). 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). The PowerPoint is also available.
Main areas of Van der Meer Consulting are:
- Independent expert witness in arbitration
- Breakwaters and coastal structures
- Hydraulic design conditions
- Hydraulic simulators
- Flood risk assessment
- Manuals and guidelines
New knowledge should be made available to colleagues in the field: open course ware. For this reason about half of the 200 papers published by Van der Meer as well as accompanying power point presentations are available for download. Presentations larger than 10 Mb have been given separately. Lectures at IHE Delft are also available. Moreover, also databases are available.
Key qualifications, special assignments and the full list of papers can be found in the full cv of Van der Meer.
Guidance on wave overtopping can be found in the EurOtop Manual (2016), which is free for download. Van der Meer was co-author and editor. An Artificial Neural Network was developed in cooperation with the University of Bologna. This ANN that can predict wave overtopping, wave transmission and wave reflection for all kind of coastal structures is free to use.
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.