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Award Presentation for Papers

The conference Hydro12 came to a conclusion on Thursday 15 November 2012 on board the SS Rotterdam, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. One of the final programme items was the presentation of the paper awards by Hydrographic Society Benelux chairman Leeke van der Poel. Awards were made available for Yves Plancke (Belgium) and in the ‘Student’ category (young scientists): Ruggero Capperucci (Germany).

Yves Plancke presented the paper, entitled High resolution topo-bathymetric and flow measurements and 2D hydrodynamic numerical modelling to evaluate the effects of the deepening of the navigation channel in the Western Scheldt, co-authored by Dries Vertommen, Kirsten Beirinckx and Gwendy Vos.

Ruggero Capperucci’s awarded paper focused on Sediment vs Topographic Roughness: Antropogenic Effects on Acoustic Seabed Classification, co-authored by Alexander Bartholomä.

The jury expressed the quality was there and decided to award runners-up in addition to the final award winners, sometimes with tight differences. Travis Mason (UK) presented the very first paper of the event and took the second place in the awards. Her paper, co-authored by Robert Kinnear and Andrew Colenutt, was entitled Beyond bathymetry – coastal marine mapping. The third place was for Caroline Gautier, The Netherlands, on Hydrodynamic Data from Radar Observations, which paper had contributions with co-authors Herman Peters and Jos van Heesen.

In the ‘Young scientists’ category, the runners-up were Cornelis Slobbe (The Netherlands), with the paper Lowest Astronomical Tide in the North Sea derived from a vertically referenced shallow water model, and an assessment of its suggested sense of safety. This paper was co-authored by Roland Klees, Marting Verlaan, Leendert Dorst and Herman Gerritsen. The third place, the paper Sediment waves: geohazard or geofeature? was presented by Victoria Putans (Russia).

After the presentation of the awards, the tunes of Biggles Big Band contributed to a good atmosphere when the delegates said farewell and were looking forward to the next event.

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