Freek Scheel

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.

Working experience

2012 - present Deltares Senior Consultant Coastal Engineering & Morphodynamics