Simone De Kleermaeker
Expert on operational forecasting systems
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Mrs. De Kleermaeker is senior advisor in the Marine and Coastal Systems Unit of Deltares. She has 13 years of experience with both operational information systems and hydrodynamic modelling. This experience has been gained both in Marine and Coastal systems as well as Industrial systems. She has been project leader on a number of national and international projects. In addition she has excellent training skills.
She has led the development of the operational early warning system for the Dutch coast, which has been operational since 2013. This system creates forecast for both storm surge and waves and makes use of data assimilation. She has since then applied this knowledge in international project, both for hydrological models as coastal applications.
In the field of hydrodynamic modelling, she worked on diverse projects and topics, ranging from design of intake and outfall structures and recirculation studies for desalination and power plant to design of various pipeline systems.
She shares her knowledge in generic or specialized trainings, including methods like interactive workshops and serious gaming. She has extended experience as teacher and trainer.
Ms. De Kleermaeker has a background in fluid dynamics, based upon her graduation in Technical Mechanics with specialisation on fluid dynamics.
|2010 - present||Deltares, Marine and Coastal Systems Unit||Senior consultant operational forecasting systems|
|2001 - 2010||Deltares, Hydrodynamic Engineering Unit||Consultant hydrodynamic modelling|
RISC-KIT, , a Research project on resilience increasing strategies for coasts
European Union, EU-FP7, 2014-present
Implementation of Delft-FEWS as River Operations Workflow System (MDBA-ROWS)
Australia Murray Darling Basin Authority , 2014-present
Design and development of nationwide hydrological forecasting system HyFS for Australia to enhance the existing flood warning service and to meet new service responsibilities
Australia, Bureau of Meteorology, 2013-2014
Creating the operational system ADOOS to forecast water levels and waves in the Arabian Gulf and in particular for Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Municipality, 2013-2014
Creating the serious game “Water Coach” in combination with Fews Operational Systems. Applicatio ...
Netherlands, FloodControl 2015, 2012-present
Determine tidal reduction caused by 6 power turbines in two sluices of the Oosterscheldekering, based on a friction model combined with a 1D flow model
Netherlands, Tocardo, 2010
Perform recirculation study for the Al Kahlij Power Plant, using 3D flow models. Field measurements were used to identify the processes governing the flow near the plant and to build the hydrodynamic model
Libya, Geocean SAS, 2009
Research on Waves and currents around structures (numerical, 3D) using COMFLOW
Netherlands, Deltares, 2007
Mathematic modelling including calibration of cooling and process water pipeline system
Netherlands, Corus, 2006
A New Coastal Flood Forecasting System for The Netherlands
De Kleermaeker, S., Verlaan, M., Kroos, J. Proceedings of HYDRO12, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 13-15 November
Serious gaming in training for crisis response
De Kleermaeker, S., Arentz, L.
Proceedings of the 9th ISCRAM Conference, Vancouver, Canada 22-25 April
Training for Crisis Response with Serious Games Based on Early Warning Systems
De Kleermaeker, S., Zijderveld, A., Thonus, B.
Proceedings of the 8th International ISCRAM Conference, Lisboa, Portugal