NCK Conference 2018

Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands • 21 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018

The Annual NCK Conference will be held from Wednesday to Friday March 21-23, 2018 at Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Please reserve the dates.

The 2018 NCK Days will be hosted by TNO - Geological Survey of the Netherlands as part of its 100-year mapping anniversary. The theme of the meeting is Geo-logic in coastal and shelf research: a matter of multi-disciplinarity.

Practical information

Location: Teylers Museum, Spaarne 16, 2011 CH Haarlem, the Netherlands.
The ice breaker will take place on Wednesday evening from 19:30h at nearby Stempels, Klokhuisplein 9, Haarlem, the Netherlands. Lunches and the conference dinner will also be hosted at this location.

The fees are:

  • Full package (including ice breaker, two conference days, excursion, museum access and dinner): € 200
  • Single conference day (Thursday or Friday, excluding dinner): € 85
  • Conference dinner: € 45

For people registering early, the Ambassador City Centre Hotel offers standard rooms for € 89 (single occupancy) or € 99 (double occupancy) per night, excluding € 3.25 tourist tax per person per night but including breakfast.
Please send an e-mail with a filled out form and group code GF1952 to groepsreserveringen@haarlem.com by January 31.

Call for abstracts

The conference organizers specifically welcome abstracts addressing the following themes:

  • Abiotic-biotic relationships
  • Long-term coastal behavior
  • Monitoring and understanding the shoreface
  • Seabed mapping, modeling and management
  • Spatial patterns and self-organization
  • Thresholds and feedback mechanisms

Abstracts (see Template for abstracts) should be submitted to sytze.vanheteren@tno.nl before Wednesday February 7, 2018.

There are time slots for 35-40 oral presentations of 10 minutes each, primarily for young researchers. Questions from the audience will be answered during a dedicated time slot at the end of each session. There will be separate Thursday and a Friday poster session, each preceded by 1-minute pitches.

Preliminary program

March 21   Ice breaker
March 22   Keynotes Gerd Masselink (University of Plymouth) and Cees Laban (Marine Geological Advice, former Head of Marine and Coastal Research at the Geological Survey of the Netherlands)
    Presentations and poster session 1
    Excursion: City Walk Haarlem - building stone and coastal geology
    Opportunity to see the collection of Teylers Museum
    Conference dinner
March 23   Keynote Carol Cotterill (British Geological Survey)
    Presentations and poster session 2
    Opportunity to see the collection of Teylers Museum
    Best paper and poster awards

 Contact: Sytze van Heteren & Ina Vissinga-Schalkwijk

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