Thesis subject

MSc thesis topic: Spatio-temporal patterns of the shoreface morphology | what critical events may impact the Dutch shoreface

The sandy coastline that protects the Dutch hinterland is monitored for many decennia. A data set collected for this purpose is the Jarkus data set that ranges from 1960 – 2020. By this data set we like to study if there are already indications that the Dutch shoreface morphology does change and if there could be a relationship due large system changes like sea level rise, change of currents, etc.


The proposed objective of this study is testing the assumption that there are critical trend breaks in the  spatial-temporal cycle of the shoreface area.

In the last 5 years several MSc studies related to this topic have been conducted. These study results will be input for this thesis as well. We still aim at using Bfast to detect trends in different spatial-temporal configurations. Regarding all previous material we intend to update by this MSc thesis a paper under construction.


The thesis will be supervised by the Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing and partly by Hydrology.

There is a wide set of previous MSc and PhD study material available.

Theme(s): Modelling & visualisation