Alternative measures for the improvement of the harbour entry conditions of Friedrichskoog, North Sea

The motivation for the investigation is the sedimentation of the entry to the harbour Friedrichskoog, North Sea, which is an unfavourable development for shipping and drainage of the hinterland. The investigation was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of several constructive measures to improve the waterway situation by reducing sedimentation tendencies in the harbour entry and maintaining the inland drainage. To this end a morphodynamic model (Delft-3D) was developed and subsequently calibrated and validated with the help of field data.

Entry to Friedrichskoog harbour in 2006
Entry to Friedrichskoog harbour in 2006 © GeoBasis-DE/LVermGeoSH