Bas van Maren
Expert on fine sediment transport and morphology
+31(0)88335 8365Bas.vanMaren@deltares.nl LinkedIn profile
Dr. van Maren is an expert in the field of fine sediment transport modelling and morphology. He has over 15 years of experience in sediment transport studies in fluvial, estuarine, deltaic, and marine environments. He has been involved in projects within the Netherlands and abroad, particularly in Asia and the United States. His key expertise is modelling of fine sediment transport related to morphologic changes, water quality, and dredging. He has carried out siltation studies for numerous existing and future ports and approach channels in Iraq, Kuwait, Vietnam, Belgium, Guinee, the Netherlands, India, China and Belgium. Water quality studies range from visibility problems (especially near sensitive ecosystem in temperate and tropical climates), soil remediation (particularly in the United States), transport of contaminated sediments (the Netherlands, United States), and ecosystem studies in Taiwan, the United Sates, and the Netherlands. In projects, his role is to develop conceptual models of system behavior and the setup of sediment transport models. Within Deltares, he contributes to the development of Delft3D Flexible Mesh. He has (co) authored more than 30 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, and is reviewer for 10 international journals.
|Since 2009||Deltares||Senior Researcher – consultant|
|2005 - 2009||Delft Hydraulics / Deltares||Researcher – consultant|
|2004 - 2013||Delft University of Technology||Research Associate|
|1998 - 2004||Utrecht University||Research Associate and PhD student|
Mud dynamics of the Ems-Dollard Estuary
Quantifying the rate of increase, the responsible mechanisms, and impact on primary production, of turbidity in the Ems estuary.
Delft Water Alliance (Singapore)
Long-term research project on the causes of an increased turbidity in Singapore’s waters (such as dredging, land clearance, mangrove and wetland destruction) and its effects on natural habitats (corals, sea grass fields).
Water intake channel siltation rates
Prediction of sediment deposition in the intake of a large desalination plant in a turbid estuary
Effect of human activities on the eco-morphological evolution of rivers Dutch-Chinese research project aiming to determine the effect of human activities (water flow, transport of fine sediments and nutrients) on morphology, ecology, biodiversity and safety of delta systems
Model study on sedimentation in, and impact, of a future harbour dock in a future Port in Iraq.
Building with Nature Singapore
Singapore, 2008 - 2012
Long-term research project on soft solutions for coastal protection. Involved in two tasks: development and analysis of tidal and sediment transport models in Singapore’s coastal waters and collection of long-term sedimentary monitoring data
Hydrological and morphological study Saeftinghe dock
Belgium, 2010 - 2011
Model study on sedimentation in, and impact, of a future harbour dock in the Port of Antwerp.
Monitoring dredging plumes; Tass experiment
2007 - 2008
Integration and analysis of measurements on dredging plume spills
3D mud transport model of the lower Sea Scheldt
Belgium, 2005 - 2008
The lower Sea Scheldt project aimed to determine the sedimentation rates in a new harbor dock in the Antwerp Harbour, and the effect of any mitigating measures on sedimentation
Predictive modelling of sediment transport and morphology in the lower Yellow River
China, 2004 - 2008
Chinese-Dutch collaboration project, aiming to understand and to quantify the morphological development of the Yellow River.
Peak discharge increase in hyperconcentrated floods
Li, W., D. S. van Maren, Zhengbing Wang, Huib J. de Vriend, BS Wu.
Advances in Water Resources
The role of terrestrial sediment on turbidity near Singapore's coral reefs
van Maren, D. S., S.C. Liew, G.M. Hasan.
Continental Shelf Research
Morphological modeling using a fully coupled, TVD upwind-biased centered scheme
Li, W., Huib J. de Vriend, Zhengbing Wang, D. S. van Maren.
Water resources Research DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20138
The role of flow asymmetry and sediment properties on intertidal mudflat sedimentation
van Maren, D. S. and Winterwerp, J. C.. Cont. Shelf Res. p. S71–S84
Residual flow and tidal asymmetry in the Singapore Strait, with implications for resuspension and residual transport of sediment
van Maren, D. S. and Gerritsen, H.
Journal of geophysical research, vol. 117, c04021, doi:10.1029/2011jc007615, 2012
Mud-induced wave damping and wave-induced liquefaction.
Winterwerp, J.C., G.J. de Boer, G. Greeuw, D.S. van Maren. J. Coastal Eng.
The effect of dock length on harbour siltation.
Van Maren, D. S., J. C. Winterwerp M. Sas, and J. Vanlede Cont. Shelf Res. 29, p. 1410–1425
Modelling hyperconcentrated flow in the Yellow River.
van Maren, D. S., J. C. Winterwerp, B. S. Wu, J. J. Zhou. Earth, Surface, Processes and landforms Volume 34 Issue 4, Pages 596 - 612
Suspended sediment dynamics and morphodynamics in the Yellow River, China.
van Maren, D. S., J. C. Winterwerp, Z. Y. Wang, Q. Pu. Sedimentology Volume 56 Issue 3, Pages 785 - 806
Grain size and sediment concentration effects on channel patterns of silt-laden rivers.
Van Maren, D. S. Journal of Sedimentary Research 202, p 297–316
Barrier formation on an actively prograding delta system: The Red River Delta, Vietnam.
Van Maren, D. S. Marine Geology 224, p 123-143.
Seasonal variation of hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics in a shallow subtropical estuary: the Ba Lat River, Vietnam
Van Maren, D. S. and Hoekstra, P. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 60, p 529-540.
Tidal flow asymmetry in the diurnal regime: Bed load transport and morphologic changes around the Red River Delta.
Van Maren, D. S., Hoekstra, P., and Hoitink, A. J. F. Ocean Dynamics 54, p. 424–434, doi:10.1007/s10236-003-0085-0
Flow asymmetry associated with astronomical tides: implications for the residual transport of sediment.
Hoitink, A. J. F., Hoekstra, P., and Van Maren, D.S. Journal of Geophysical Research 108 (C10), 3315, doi:10.1029/2002JC001539.
|2010||Invited lecturer||Cambridge university|
|2007||Member||Dredging and Port Commission|