Expert on Coastal Engineering & Morphodynamics
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Freek Scheel is a senior consultant in coastal engineering & morphodynamics at Deltares, who is mainly engaged in specialist consultancy studies in support of coastal and offshore developments. In these studies, investigations into the interaction between natural morphodynamics and man-made developments take central stage. On this topic, he has gained over a decade of experience with a wide view, having participated in projects in over 25 different countries, while performing roles such as specialized technical consultant, researcher, lecturer, and project manager/coordinator. Through his work, Freek has gained particular experience with detailed and tailored numerical modelling applications for coastal and offshore morphodynamics, specifically for port siltation, coastline dynamics, impact studies, offshore seabed mobility, design optimization, and fine sediment dynamics.
In his position as both a consultant and researcher, Freek is also involved in R&D, aimed at developing novel and state-of-the-art techniques, methods, and routines in support of future specialist consultancy. Furthermore, he is an advocate of circular sediment (re)use, climate change assessments, the energy transition, and nature-inclusive design, providing opportunities for coastal and offshore development projects. Finally, Freek enjoys being involved in education, and does so by providing international courses, lectures, and guidance of M.Sc. students.
|2012 - present||Deltares||Senior Consultant Coastal Engineering & Morphodynamics|
Offshore seabed mobility and morphodynamic studies for several (5+) offshore wind projects
The Netherlands, Belgium, Taiwan, United States, 2018 – 2021
Port sedimentation, siltation, optimization, and expansion studies for four major port projects
Guinee, Oman, Peru, The Netherlands, 2012 – 2021
Cable/pipeline burial and trench and pit infill assessments for several (5+) projects
The Netherlands, Thailand, Taiwan, 2014 – 2020
Beach design and masterplan development studies for several (10+) coastal development projects
Qatar, Angola, Egypt, 2013 – 2020
Provision of several (10+) tailored, on-site, project-based courses on coastal morphodynamics, engineering and numerical modelling applications
United Kingdom, Egypt, United States, France, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Canada, 2015 – 2019
Research study into the future hydro-morphodynamics of the marshlands Bubiyan and Warbah
Kuwait, 2017 – 2019
CoMIDAS: Research program into coastal erosion processes at the Korean east coast
Republic of Korea, 2016 – 2018
Tijuana River Estuary dredge plume impact assessment
United States, 2016
JIP CoDeS: Joint Industry Project developing rapid coastal engineering assessment tools
The Netherlands, 2014 – 2019
Morphological studies for the intake and outfall of a desalination plant
India, 2013 – 2014
Towards efficient uncertainty quantification with high-resolution morphodynamic models: a multifidelity approach applied to channel sedimentation
APA: Berends, K.D., Scheel, F., Warmink, J.J., de Boer, W.P., Ranasinghe, R. & Hulscher, S.J.M.H. (2019). Towards efficient uncertainty quantification with high-resolution morphodynamic models: a multifidelity approach applied to channel sedimentation. Journal of Coastal Engineering Volume 152
Performance Evaluation of Wave Input Reduction Techniques for Modeling Inter-Annual Sandbar Dynamics
APA: de Queiroz, B., Scheel, F., Caires, S.C., Walstra, D.J., Olij, D., Yoo, J., Reniers, A. & de Boer, W.P. (2019). Performance Evaluation of Wave Input Reduction Techniques for Modeling Inter-Annual Sandbar Dynamics. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2019; Volume 7, Issue 5, 148.
Understanding coastal erosion processes at the Korean east coast
APA: de Boer, W., Huisman, B., Yoo, J., McCall, R., Scheel, F., Swinkels, C. M., Friedman, J., Luijendijk, A., & Walstra, D. (2017). Understanding coastal erosion processes at the Korean east coast. In T. Aagaard, R. Deigaard, & D. Fuhrman (Eds.), Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2017: Helsingør, Denmark (pp. 1336-1347).
Coastal Design Support (CoDeS) framework: a first application for port design and optimization
APA: De Boer, W.P., Scheel, F., van der Spek, B.T.J., Jansen, M.P.H., Stive, R.J.H., Luijendijk, A.P. (2016). Coastal Design Support (CoDeS) framework: a first application for port design and optimization. PIANC-COPEDEC IX 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Pilot application of Delft3D Flexible Mesh: Assisting a field campaign at the Sand Engine
APA: Luijendijk, A.P., Braat, L., Waagmeester, N. & Scheel. F. (2015). Pilot application of Delft3D Flexible Mesh: Assisting a field campaign at the Sand Engine. IAHR 2015 Conference proceedings
On the generic utilization of probabilistic methods in process-based morphodynamic models
APA: Scheel, F., de Boer, W.P., Brinkman, R., Walstra, D.J., Luijendijk, A.P. & Ranasinghe, R. (2014). On the generic utilization of probabilistic methods in process-based morphodynamic models
Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(34), sediment.88.
Development of a harbour design toolbox: opportunities for multidisciplinary rapid assessment in harbour development
APA: Hoekstra, R., Scheel, F., de Boer, W.P. & Luijendijk, A.P. (2013). Development of a harbour design toolbox: opportunities for multidisciplinary rapid assessment in harbour development
Conference proceedings Coasts & Ports 2013, Sydney.
On the importance of discharge variability in the morphodynamic modeling of rivers
APA: Huthoff, F., van Vuren, S., Barneveld, H. J., & Scheel, F. (2010). On the importance of discharge variability in the morphodynamic modeling of rivers. In K. Koll, A. Dittrich, J. Aberle, & P. Geisenhainer (Eds.), River Flow 2010 Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics , 8-10 September 201, Braunschweig (pp. 985-991). Bundesanstalt fuer Wasserbau.
|2019 -2021||Member of working group||Member of PIANC EnviCom Working Group 214: 'Beneficial Sediment Use'|
|2020 - present||Member||Member of the elite International Sediment Club (ICS)|
|2017 - present||Lecturer||Lecturing Coastal Dynamic II for 5th year students at the Technical University Delft|
|2015 - present||Lecturer||Providing various courses to Delft3D (FLOW, WAVE, SED & MOR) and Unibest CL+, basic, advanced and tailored|
|2013 - 2017||Lecturer||Lecturing Introduction to Coastal Engineering at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht for 2nd and 4th year students|