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YNCR Field Trip 2022

8 July 2022 - 10:55

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We are proud to bring you our 2022-summer field visit! This year, it’s all about the Meuse river. We’ll learn more about the Meuse (sediment) dynamics and the ecology of the river from several exciting speakers, and we’ll even be kayaking on the river itself. Excited to join? Read more about the program and on how to register below. 


Joining the field trip is free. All costs are covered by Y-NCR, except for lunch (bring your own!), travel costs to the starting point and travel costs from the end point. 



The venue is the river Meuse. We’ll meet at Beek-Elsloo train station.

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11.00 – Start meeting point at Beek-Elsloo train station 

11.15 – 11.30 Transfer to kayaking starting point (Meers) together 

11.40 – 12.00 Introduction by Y-NCR  

12.00 – 13.00 Start kayaking trip (10 km) with lectures and discussions  

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch stop (picnic style – bring your own lunch)   

14.00 – 16.30 Continue kayaking trip  

16.30 – 16:40 Closure by Y-NCR 

16:45 – Transfer to end meeting point at Sittard train station together (note that this is a different train station from the start meeting point) 


Hermjan Barneveld combines his work at HKV Lijn in Water with his PhD research to the Meuse sediment balance. Hermjan is an expert on the sediment dynamics in the Meuse River and will tell us about the most important morphological processes in this supply limited river with its many weirs. 

Roy Frings has a PhD in river morphology, has worked extensively on the sediment balance of the Rhine river and is currently working at the Rijkswaterstaat on maintenance and management of the Meuse where he is a.o. involved in the Meuse Morphology Programme.  

Frank Collas is a former RiverCare PhD where he was working on the biodiversity and the functioning of river systems. He is currently an advisor at Rijkswaterstaat in water quality and ecology of the Common Meuse.  

Martijn Antheunisse is currently an advisor at Rijkswaterstaat. He is developing future programmes on the Water Framework Directive, N2000 and other topics to ensure the water environment can recover in harmony with economic and water quantity drivers (drought, floods). 

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Register before July 1st by sending an email to