Dano Roelvink has over 35 years of experience in coastal science and engineering. He is one of the early developers of the widely used Delft3D modeling system. He is a strong proponent of international scientific cooperation with various parties in order to further the state-of-the-art in morphodynamic modelling and has set up collaborative projects with the US Geological Survey, the US Office of Naval Research, the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as with numerous institutes in France, China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Brazil and West-Africa. He has initiated and currently leads the development of XBeach, an open-source model for storm impacts on beaches, dunes, barriers and reef coasts. In 2011, together with Ad Reniers, he published a bestselling ‘Guide to modeling coastal morphology’ with World Scientific. He has (co-)authored over 150 widely cited papers (Google h-index 46). His latest endeavors include the development of a free-form coastline model, ShorelineS, and a wind driven model Duna, coupled with XBeach.
Dano Roelvink has initiated and currently leads the development of XBeach, an open-source model for storm impacts on beaches, dunes, barriers and reef coasts. In 2017 he received the International Coastal Engineering Award from the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers for ”his tremendous contributions in leadership and development of the theory and modeling of coastal morphodynamics, and for his role as an international educator in the field of coastal dynamics”. Additionally, based on the votes from a long list of distinguished coastal scientists Dano Roelvink was elected as this year’s Coastal Award recipient.