1. Research project
“Past coastal sediment-system-dynamics in South Holland and its implication for present and future coastal change”, Rubicon financed project (ALW-NWO 825.11.033)
- Reconstruct past sediment budget dynamic in South-Holland.
- Develop OSL standardisation techniques that allow the effective analysis of several hundred samples in order to archive the maximum spatial and chronological resolution of OSL dating.
- Study OSL properties of quartz and feldspar minerals and its physical environmental controls. Link quartz and feldspar OSL characteristic to specific sedimentary processes (luminescence footprints).
Status: completed (2012-2014)
Partners: ALW-NWO and TU Delft
2. Research project
“Development of new feldspar luminescence dating protocols for non-aeolian deposits’’
- Finding a feldspar luminescence signal that is sufficiently stable and bleachable (e.g. transferred IRSL signals or time-resolved IRSL signals).
- Revision of feldspar single aliquot measurement protocols.
- Development of reliable feldspar single-grain techniques.
Status: In progress (since 2012)
Partners: HAZARD team (Risø DTU, LIAG Hannover, St. Andrews University, Århus University)
3. Research project
“On the quantification of soil bioturbation and soil relocation in a mountainous area in S Spain - testing the potential of single-grain OSL techniques”
- Development of a single-grain feldspar luminescence protocol tailored towards the reconstruction of soil processes.
- Reconstruction of long-term soil mixing and soil relocation at the Sierra Morena site in S Spain.
- Quantifying bioturbation rates for the Sierra Morena site from luminescence data.
Status: In progress (since 2014)
Partners: University of Córdoba
3. Research project
“Luminescence footprints – a new monitoring method to quantify sediment fluxes”
- Better understanding of luminescence signal bleaching under natural sediment transport conditions.
- A new theoretical and analytical framework for this new application.
- Testing at selected coastal and river settings.
Partners: Deltares, TU Delft