Thank you!

We look back on an inspiring week with a variety of online, hybrid and live activities. We have enjoyed meeting you at the conference and want to thank you all for your participation.
We would like to remind you of the three options to publish your work. The submission of conference papers for both posters and oral presenters is optional. There are three options:
1) No conference paper;
2) A paper in the online conference proceedings 
3) submission of your paper to MDPI Journal Water.

Read more about the publication options

Coastal Dynamics 2021

Delft University of Technology and the Dutch community for coastal research welcomes you to The Netherlands for the 8th edition of the Coastal Dynamics Conference, held from 28 June until 2 July 2021.

The conference theme is “Shaping the Future of our Coasts”, and we invite scientists and practitioners from all over the world to contribute their insights and research results of how nature and humans are shaping our coasts, now and in the future.

Sand Motor

The conference will feature a special one-day session on July 1 about the Sand Motor, a large-scale nourishment on the Delfland coast in The Netherlands. After 10 years of research we present the results during Coastal Dynamics.

Conference Goals

The Coastal Dynamics conference series advances the community's understanding of coastal processes, engineering and management, spanning a variety of scales and environments including sandy, rocky and muddy coasts, inlets and estuaries.

Scientific Scope

We expect around 250 participants from all over the world. Participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation  on the following topics (indicate two on your abstract).

  • Coastal hydrodynamics (waves, tides and surges)
  • Coastal sediment transport (subaqueous and aeolian)
  • Estuarine processes, fine sediments and vegetation
  • Foreshore, beach and dune morphodynamics
  • Coastal observations and monitoring
  • Coastal management and risk assessments
  • Coastal nourishments and interventions
  • Long-term coastal change
  • Coasts and climate change
  • Nature-based solutions.

Conference format:
Coastal Dynamics 2021 Conference - Fully online
Sand Motor Conference - Hybrid

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and rules set out by the Dutch government, the Coastal Dynamics 2021 conference will fully online, for all participants. We will make sure that an online format will run as smoothly and interactively as possible.

The hybrid format for the Sand Motor Conference on the 1st of July has been approved. This means we are allowed to welcome a limited number of guests on the TU Delft campus!

The event will be organised within the rules set out by the Dutch government. This includes implementation of dedicated measures to ensure health safety of all participants. Information about the exact number of allowed visitors will become available soon. We will have a waiting list for live participation. Participants who originally registered to attend live will get priority to join the event.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if there are any questions/doubts/suggestions on the conference format (

Convened by:

Delft University of Technology
Netherlands Centre for Coastal Research


Sand Motor