Van Vledder Consulting provides independent and specialized services in the field of wave modelling and hydraulic research.

Main areas are:

  • Wave modelling
  • Hydraulic Research
  • Renewable energy
  • Port Engineering
  • Metocean statistics
  • Environmental Boundary conditions
  • Master classes
  • Manuals and guidelines
  • QA and project reviews
  • Specialist advice

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The Secrets of the Wave Pilots

Read the story of our expedition to the Marshall islands to discover the secrets of the wave pilots which appeared in the New York Times Magazine of 20 March 2016.

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Article on Wave Modelling in the Black Sea

Gerbrant Ph. van Vledder and Adem Akpinar, 2015. Wave Model predictions in the Black Sea: Sensitivity to wind fields. Applied Ocean Research 53, 161-178.


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IAHR Congress 2015

In June/July the 36th  IAHR congress will be held in The Hague/Delft where I will give a presentation on the subject of wave-island interaction in the Southern Pacific Ocean and Wave Piloting.

Wave piloting

In June 2015 I participated in a field trip to the Marshall islands to study the Micronesian art of wave piloting. See Wave Piloting in the Section Research.

Follow my wave adventures on http:\gerbrant.weblog.tudelft.nl

The Art of Modelling
Any (wave) model approximates reality. This motivates the researcher to improve the model, whereas the user should realize the limitations of the model
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Van Vledder Consulting provides a two-way link between academic developments at universities and the practical implementation thereof in consultancy
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