Department of Water Resources Engineering
Lund University Vagnmakargränden 16
Box 118, S-221 00 Lund S-224 56 Lund
Ph: +46 46 222 8987 +46 705 128 311
Date of birth : April 21, 1952
Place of birth: Stora Kopparberg, Sweden
Marital status: Married, three children
1975 M.S. in Civil Engineering, Lund Institute of Technology/University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
1987 Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Lund Institute of Technology/University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
1988 Associate Professor, Dept. of Water Resources Engineering, Lund Institute of Technology/University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
2000 Professor, Dept. of Water Resources Engineering, Lund Institute of Technology/University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
1975‑76 Swedish Navy
1976‑ Lund Institute of Technology/
University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
Research and lecturing ‑ Coastal Processes
Sea Level Rise Issues
Lecturing ‑ Basic Fluid Mechanics
Receiving Water Hydraulics
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
1988- VBB Consulting Engineers, part-time employment
1993-2008 SSPA Maritime Engineering AB
2002-2018 Head of Dept. of Water Resources Engineering, Lund Institute of Technology/University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
Swedish - Native
English - Excellent in speech, reading, and writing
French - Fair in speech, poor in reading and writing
German - Fair in speech, poor in reading and writing
Spanish – Fair in speech, poor in reading and writing
Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science (IVA)
Member, Lund University Royal Physiological Society
Member, Swedish Water Association
Field studies on harbor shoaling
Physical modeling of wave motions in harbors
Numerical modeling of shoreline evolution
Dredging criteria for environment protection
Sediment threshold under oscillatory waves
Field studies on longshore sediment transport
Sea-level rise issues
Coastal Zone Management
1979 Sweden‑Japan Foundation for Research and Development Scholarship
1983 King Oscar II Scholarship
1988 Swedish Natural Science Research Council Post Doctoral Fellowship
1989 The Thernwall Engineering Sciences Award
2001 The Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association
Jim Purpura/T. Y. Chiu Engineering Award
2014 The city of Ystad named one of their swimming piers “Professor Hans
2015 Gold medal from HM King Carl XVI Gustaf and HM Queen Silvia for
"Meritorious Contributions Concerning Erosion Problems”
2016 The Water Prize from the Swedish Association for Water for “Longterm
Work on Coastal Erosion - International and Regional”
Editorial Board, Journal of Coastal Engineering, 1990-2015, Elsevier, The Netherlands
International Steering Board, International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, 1991 -
International Steering Board, International Conference on Coastal Sediments, 1999 –
Editorial Board, Journal of Coastal Research, 2010-, CERF, USA.
Chair, Scientific Board, Erosionsskadecentrum, 1993-
Numerical Modeling of Shoreline Change, US Army Corps of Engineers, 1985-1989
Development of a Users' Manual for GENESIS, US Army Corps of Engineers, 1990-1991
Improved Groin Representation in Shoreline Change Numerical Models, US Army Corps of Engineers, 1991-1993
Integration and Advancement of Coastal Sediment Process Numerical Simulation Models, US Army Corps of Engineers, 1993-1998
The Baltic Sea system study (BASYS), EC-MAST (Marine Science and Technology Research Program of the European Union), 1996-1999
Prediction of aggregated-scale coastal evolution (PACE), EC-MAST, 1996-1999
Soft beach protection and beach nourishment (SAFE), EC-MAST, 1996-1999
Development of Numerical Models for Simulating Morphological Processes at Coastal Inlets, US Army Corps of Engineers, 1998-2001
Human Interaction with Large-Scale Coastal Morphological Evolution (HUMOR), European Comission, 2001-2004
Development of Numerical Models for Simulating Inlet Morphological Processes at Local and Regional Scales, US Army Corps of Engineers, 2001-2006
Baltic Master – Case Study Trelleborg, Interreg III, 2005-2007.
Integrated Flood Risk Analysis and Management Methodologies (FloodSite), European Comission, 2005-2008
European Network of Coastal Research (ENCORA), European Commission, 2006-2009
Enhancement and Development of Numerical Models for Simulating Coastal Sediment Transport and Morphology Evolution, US Army Corps of Engineers, 2007-2010
GENCADE - Development and Validation of a Modeling System for Local and Regional Coastal Evolution, with Emphasis on Coastal Inlets, US Army Corps of Engineers, 2010-2013
Mozambique, SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). Ph.D. student project. Modeling coastal processes. Sustainable management strategies for coastal areas in Mozambique. 2012-2016. (LU = Lund University)
Seychelles. Linné University Ph.D. supervision, Beach environments in Seychelles and their long term interaction with ecological and human systems. 2008-2009. (LU)
Egypt, SIDA/Suez Canal University, Impact of Coastal Erosion and Sedimentation along the Northern Coast of Sinai Peninsula, 2006-2008. (LU)
Sri Lanka, SIDA/Open University of Sri Lanka, Seasonal closure of coastal inlets, Physical processes and mathematical modeling, 2006-2007. (LU)
Indonesia, Swedish Board of Fisheries/Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia, Integrated Coastal Zone Management Implementation, 2006-2008. (SSPA)
Vietnam, SIDA/ Center for Marine Environment Survey, Research and Consultation, The evolution and Sustainable Management of the Coastal Areas in Vietnam, 2004-2009. (LU)
Mauritius Ministry of Environment. Integrated Management Approach to Sustainable Extraction of Marine Sand & Stability of Artificial Beaches. 2003. (SSPA)
Portugal, Celbi/Soporcel Coastal Pulp Facility, Outfall evaluation, 2001. (Sweco)
Brazil, Veracel Celulose S.A. Preliminary Design of Barge Port and Works at Ilheus. 1998. (Sweco)
British Guyana, Inter-American Development Bank & Government of Guyana. Shorezone Management Program - Design and Feasibility Study. 1994. (SSPA)
Italy, ICSC - World Laborarories. Impact of Marina on Adjacent Beach Stability at San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily, Italy. 1993. (LU)
Spain, Ministry of Public Works, Design of Playa Olympico for the Olympic Games in Barcelona. 1991. (LU)
USA, Regional Studies on Coastal Erosion and Remedial Measures. For US Army Corps of Engineers. Formulation of planning alternatives and remedial strategies. 1985-present. (LU)
Liberia, Liberia Ministry of Lands and Mines. Regional Coastal Erosion - Analysis & Remedial Measures. 1984. (LU)
County Administration, 1976 ‑ Water Circulation Studies in Laholm Bay
County Administration, 1977 ‑ Water Circulation Studies in Blekinge Archipelago
City of Malmö, 1978 ‑ Impact of Land Reclamation on Water Circulation
City of Trelleborg, 1979 ‑ Wave‑ and Ferry‑motions in the Harbor of Trelleborg
City of Vellinge, 1979 ‑ Sedimentological Conditions in the Höllviken Bay
County Administration, 1983 ‑ Shore Protection Plan for the Southern Coast of Scania.
City of Lomma, 1983 ‑ Shore Protection at Lomma Beach
City of Vellinge, 1984 ‑ Sand‑dredging and Sediment Supply at Västra Haken
City of Vellinge, 1984 ‑ Höllviken Marina: Design vs. Coastal Processes
Skillinge Fish Industry, 1984 ‑ Localization of Sewage Outlet
Helsingborg Harbor, 1985 ‑ Erosion sensitivity of reclamation
City of Landskrona, 1986 ‑ Beach Restoration Master Plan
City of Malmö, 1986 ‑ Ribersborg Swimming Pier: Design vs. Coastal Processes
National Forest Enterprise of Sweden, 1986 ‑ Evaluation of Remedial Measures against Beach Erosion on the Island of Ven
City of Vellinge, 1987 ‑ Assessment of Non‑biological Effects of Marine Sand Extraction at Sandflyttan
City of Vellinge, 1987 - Beach Erosion in Skanör/Falsterbo.
City of Ystad, 1987 ‑ Master Plan for Coastal Protection
City of Lomma, 1988 - Lomma Marina - Hydrographical Conditions and Design Aspects.
City of Ystad, 1991 - Master Plan for Coastal Protection at Löderup Beach.
City of Vellinge, 1991 - Consequences of Marine Sand Mining at Västra Haken and Sandflyttan
City of Ystad, 1992 - Analysis of Hydrographic and Climatic Data for Ystad Bay
City of Landskrona, 1997 – Harbour Breakwaters and Beach Fill Design at Lindhs Harbour.
Öresund Link, 1998 – Local Scour near Bridge Foundations.
City of Skurup, 1999 – Beach Cliff Erosion near Abbekås Marina
City of Lomma, 1999 – Siltation of Lomma Marina
City of Vellinge, 1999 - Hydrographic and Morphologic Processes at Falsterbo Peninsula - Present Situation, Future Scenarios, and Proposed Measures
City of Trelleborg, 2000 – Intrusion of Seaweed into the Smygehamn Marina.
City of Ystad, 2000 – Beach Fill Design in Ystad Sandskog and Löderups Strandbad.
City of Höganäs, 2001 – Wave Conditions and New Planshape of Mölle Harbour.
City of Malmö, 2001 – Long-Term Sea-Level Changes in Öresund
City of Höganäs, 2003 -
Evaluation of wave climate in Mölle Harbour.
City of Trelleborg, 2004 - Development of Smygehamn Harbour.
City of Landskrona, 2004 - Feasibility study regarding an artificial beach in the center of the city.
City of Karlshamn, 2005 - Overview evaluation of hydrographic conditions.
City of Kristianstad, 2005 - Design of beach fill for beach handball at Åhus.
City of Halmstad, 2007 - Coastal erosion in Tylösand: General description and remedial measures.
City of Vellinge, 2008 - Performance evaluation of a beach fill project in Kämpinge.
City of Malmoe, 2008 - Long-term sea level rise: Scenarios, aspects, consequences, and strategies.
Municipality of Mörbylånga,
2009 - Design of an artificial beach.
City of Landskrona, 2009 - Design of breakwater in Landskrona Nyhamn.
City of Vellinge, 2009 - Consequences and measures against sea level rise along the Falsterbo peninsula.
City of Vellinge, 2010 - Morphological consequences of cleaning seaweed from the beaches.
City of Gothenburg, 2010 - Hydromodelling Gothenburg: An integrated tool for river flows, precipitation, storm surges, and seal level rise.
Torekov marina, Båstad, 2010 - Wave and current conditions in and around the marina.
Jan Meyen, Norway, 2010 - Wave run-up and impact of coastal installations.
City of Landskrona, 2010 - Evaluation of dumping of dredge disposal near the island of Ven.
City of Ängelholm, 2011 - Overall inventory and evaluation of coastal erosion in municipality.
City of Malmö, 2011 - Design of breakwater for protecting floating swimming platform.
City of Ystad, 2011 - Environmental Impact Assessment of marine sand excavation at Sandhammaren bank and beach nourishment at Ystad Sandskog.
City of Ystad, 2011 - Documentation of beach nourishment project in Ystad Sandskog.
City of Västerås, 2011 - Design of Beach fill at Lögaräng park, Västerås.
City of Lomma, 2012 - Coastal flooding risk analysis for Strandhusen.
Malexander Village Council, 2012 - Coastal erosion counter measures.
City of Malmö, 2012 - Workshop on rising sea levels and possible measures.
City og Ängelholm, 2012 - Sustainable coastal management plan.
City of Malmö, 2012 - Feasibility study for metro connection Malmö-Copenhagen.
City of Trelleborg, 2012 - Overall coastal inventory - Present conditions and possible remedial measures against flooding and erosion.
City of Ystad, 2012 - Sewage treatment plant - Wave run-up and overtopping.
of Malmö, 2012 - Design of open-air swimming/bath pier facility.
City of Kävlinge, 2013 - Strategies against coastal flooding and erosion 2100.
City of Landskrona, 2014 - Extension of the harbor of Borstahusen.
City of Lomma, 2014 - Coastal flood protection dike design.
City of Ystad, 2014 - Comprehensive plan: Coastal climate change aspects 2030.
City of Motala, 2014 - Beach noursiment at Varamobaden: Engineering and socio-economic issues.
City of Vellinge, 2014 - Erosional aspects of open-air swimming/bath pier facility.
City of Gothenburg, 2014 - Gothenburg surge barrier.
City of Järfälla, 2014 - Design of coastal protection structures.
City of Karlshamn, 2014 - Comprehensive plan: Climate change adaptation 2030.
City of Vellinge, 2016 - Climate change adaptation for the Falsterbo peninsula.
Larson, M. 1984-88. Quantification of Beach Profile Change.
Blomgren, S. 1996-2000. Hydrographic and Morphologic Processes at Falsterbo Peninsula.
Erikson; L. 2001-05. Swash Processes and Dune Recession: with an Emphasis on Vessel-Generated Waves
Donnelly, C. 2004-08. Coastal Overwash: Processes and Modelling.
Wamsley, T. 2005-09. Interaction of Hurricanes and Natural Coastal Features – Implications for Storm Damage Reduction.
Nam, P.T. 2006-10. Numerical Model of Beach Topography Evolution due to Waves and Currents.
Hoan, L.X. 2006-10. Long-Term Simulation of Coastal Evolution.
Alain de Comarmand 2011-13. Coastal Management Strategies for the Seychelle Islands. (not finished)
Jaime Palalane 2012-16. Long-Term Coastal Evolution and Management Strategies for Mozambique
Sofia Westergren 2012-16. Storm Erosion – Modeling Physical Processes (not finished)
Caroline Fredriksson 2014-19. Modeling Regional Coastal Evolution
Björn Almström 2016- Nature-based solutions against erosion from ship-generated waves.
Adams, G, 1989. "Application of a Shoreline Change Simulation Model," (Dept. of Civil and Systems Eng., James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)
Andersson, P and Mattson, H. 1994. "Determination of Coastal Wave Climate"
Bengtsson, M and Ivarsson, E, 1981. "A System for the Collection and Analysis of Beach Observation Data"
Bergbom, T and Åberg, P, 1983. "Gauge System for Measuring Waves and Currents in the Nearshore Zone"
Blomgren, S H. 1992. "Design Criteria for Detached Breakwaters"
Brundell, K and Thornberg, B, 1978. "Physical Model of the Harbour of Trelleborg"
Dahlerus, C-J and Egermayer, D, 2005. "Runup and sand dune erosion along the coast of Ystad - Present conditions and future scenarios"
Emanuelsson, D and Mirchi, A, 2007. "Impact of Coastal Erosion and Sedimentation along the Northern Coast of Sinai Peninsula"
Ericsson,E and Weddig, C, 1980. "Sedimentation and Vegetation Problems Outside the Harbour of Varberg"
Ernstsson, O and Johnsson, U, 1983. "Numerical Model for the Simulation of Shoreline Changes at Oarai Beach"
Holmberg, R and Åhnberg, H, 1977. "Beach Erosion at Löderup Beach"
Junel, P. 1997. "Development of Graphical User Interface using Visual C++"
Jönsson, J. and Lindberg, R, 2003. "Coastal Values - A study of the social and economic value of the coastal zone i Ystad municipality." Dept. of Social and Economic Geography.
Larsson, J, 2006. "A history of sand migration and coastal erosion around teh Falsterbo pensinsula." Environmental Science, Malmö University
Malmberg, E. 2000. "GIS-Application in MapInfo to Coastal Problems in South Sweden"
Nilsson, A, 2003. "Evaluation of Functioning of new marinas - Numerical models, physical models, or manual calculations"
Nyman, J. 1999. "A Study of Marinas on the Scanian West Coast - Design vs. Problems"
Pakkan, M, 2006. "Extreme water levels and wave run-up in Falsterbo peninsula, Sweden."
Persson, H and Petersson, A. 1995. "DAKS ‑ GIS based Coastal Atlas for Scania"
Pettersson, M and Johnson, B, 1990. "Numerical Simulation of Sediment Transport at Skanör/Falsterbo"
Sjödahl, M and Kalantari, Z, 2005. "Nearshore hydrodynamics at Hai Hau Beach, Vietnam - field measurements and wave modelling"
Sjölin, S and Svendsen, T, 1983. "Investigation of Nearshore Sediment Transport at the Harbour of Gislövsläge"
Rading, A, 1981. "Photographic Method for Studying Breakwater Stability"
Roupé, S and Sköld, J, 1984. "Siltation of the Harbour of Nyhamnsläge"
Roupé, S and Sköld, J, 1986. "Erosion at Rockley Beach, Barbados"
Thorvaldsson, S and Sigling, D, 1982. "Siltation of the Harbour Gislövsläge"
September 1 to October 17, 1980: Visiting researcher, Leichtweiss Institute, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany.
August 15, 1985 to March 7, 1986: Invited researcher, U S Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Coastal Engineering Research Center, Vicksburg, MS, USA.
May 11, 1985: Invited lecturer for the course "Coastal Sediments ‑ Coastal Processes ‑ Coastal Modeling" in connection with the ASCE Coastal Sediments '87 conference in New Orleans.
March, 1987 -: Member of Working Committee on Long‑Term Beach Erosion in the city of Ystad.
December 1, 1988 to July 10, 1989: Post Doctorate researcher, Dept. of Civil and Systems Engineering, James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, QLD, Australia.
April 12 to 28, 1989: Invited researcher, Dept. of Public Works, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
September 11 to 15, 1989: Invited lecturer and responsible for "GENESIS Workshop" at US Army Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, USA.
November 1990: Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Coastal Engineering, Elsevier Science Publishers, The Netherlands.
October 28 to November 1, 1991: Invited lecturer for the course "Beach Planform Modeling" at Ministry of Public Works, Department of Harbours and Beaches, Madrid, Spain.
November 1991 to May 1992, Member of Advisory Committee for Environmental Criteria for the Fixed Link between Sweden and Denmark.
May 5 to 25, 1992: Invited Researcher, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
December 20, 1993 to July 8, 1994: Invited Researcher, Blucher Institute, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
1994: Member of International Scientific Committee for Coastal Dynamics '94 - International Conference on Coastal Research in terms of Large Scale Experiments, Barcelona, Spain.
April 7 to 12, 1995: Invited lecturer for the International Workshop/Training Program on "Beach Management in the Mediterranean" in research center Ettore Majorana, Sicily, Italy.
1995: Member of International Scientific Committee for Coastal Dynamics '95 - International Conference on Coastal Research in terms of Large Scale Experiments, Gdansk, Poland.
1995-98: Lecturing on Advanced International Training Programme "Water Resources Management in Developing Countries" sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SIDA.
1995-98: Lecturing on Advanced International Training Programme "Coastal and Marine Development Pollution Prevention" sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SIDA.
August 31 - September 1, 1996: Invited lecturer for the course "Numerical Modeling of Shoreline Change" in connection with the ASCE International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Orlando, Florida, USA.
1998: Member of Scientific Review Committee for Coastal Sediment '99. International Conference on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, American Society of Civil Engineers, Long Island, New York.
January 19-23, 1998: Giving one-week training course on Coastal Modeling and GENESIS, Sogreah Ingenierie, Grenoble, France
September 5-9, 1999: Chairman PACE workshop, Commission of the European Communities, Marine Science and Technology Programme.
January 11-15, 1999: Invited lecturer at BERM'98, Japanese Seminar on Beach Engineering Research, Kyoto, Japan.
1999: Member of International Technical Paper Committee, Øresund Link Dredging & Reclamation Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1999. Invited External Evaluator of Coastal Morphology Monitoring Program and Numerical Modeling for the Control and Steering Group for the Öresund Fixed Link, KSÖ, Sweden.
2000. Invited lecturer for the course "Numerical Modeling of Shoreline Change" in connection with the ASCE International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Sydney, Australia.
2001. Invited lecturer in the US Army Corps of Engineer Coastal Inlet Research Program “Technology-Transfer Workshop" in connection with 14th Annual Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, Orlando, Florida.
2001: Conference Chairman Coastal Dynamics '01 - International Conference on Coastal Research in terms of Large Scale Experiments, Lund, Sweden.
2001: Invited Key Note address at Conference on Hydrology/Hydraulics and Sustainable Development, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2003: Invited lecturer in the US Army Corps of Engineer Coastal Inlet Research Program “4th Annual CIRP Workshop" in connection with 16th Annual Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, Jacksonville, Florida.
2003: Invited Key Note address at 3rd IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, Barcelona, Spain.
Jan-Jun, 2004: Visiting professor, Grupo de Puertos y Costas, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.
2004: Invited lecturer for the course "Applied Coastal Engineering as a Tool for Coastal Management" in connection with the ASCE International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal.
2004: Session Chairman ASCE International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Lisbon, Port ugal.
2005: Member of International Scientific Committee for Coastal Dynamics '05 - International Conference on Coastal Research, Barcelona, Spain.
2007: Member of International Scientific Committee for Coastal Sediments '07 - International Conference on Coastal Research, New Orleans, USA.
2007. Invited Key Note address at National Workshop on Coastal Disaster Mitigation, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2007: Ph.D. Thesis Committee
Opponent, Technical University Delft, NL.
2009: Member of International Scientific Committee for Coastal Dynamics '09 - International Conference on Coastal Research, Tokyo, Japan.
2010- : Invited annual lectures on "Integrated Coastal Zone Management" at United Nations World Maritime University.
2010: M.Sc. Thesis Assessor, University of Queensland, Australia.
2010: Ph.D. Thesis Committee Opponent, Technical University Delft.
2010- : Invited annual lectures on "The Swedish Environmental Code in Practice" at Faculty of Law, Lund University.
2011: Member of International Scientific Committee for Coastal Sediments '11 - International Conference on Coastal Research, Miami, FL, USA.
2012: Ph.D. Thesis Assessor, University of Queensland, Australia.
2013: Ph.D. Thesis Committee Opponent, Technical University Denmark.
2013: Ph.D. Thesis Committee Opponent, Technical University Delft.
2013: Member of International Scientific Committee for Coastal Dynamics '13 - International Conference on Coastal Research, Bordeaux, France.
2015: Member of International Scientific Committee for Coastal Sediments '15 - International Conference on Coastal Research, San Diego, CA, USA.
2015: Invited key note at the annual national meeting of the Swedish Society for Marine Sciences.
2016: Ph.D. Thesis Committee Opponent, Technical University Delft.
2016: Member International Evaluation Committee for the Sand Motor project, The Netherlands.
2017: Member Panel Evaluation Group for the NatureCoast Final Symposium, The Netherlands.
Member of International Scientific Committee for Coastal Dynamics '17
- International Conference on Coastal Research, Helsinore,
2017: Ph.D. Thesis Committee Opponent, Technical University Delft.
2018: Ph.D. Thesis Committee Opponent, LUCSUS, Lund University.
2019: Member of International Scientific Committee for Coastal Sediments '19 - International Conference on Coastal Research, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, USA.
2019: Invited lecturer for the course "GenCade" in connection with the Coastal Sediments '19 - International Conference on Coastal Research, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, USA.
1986: Simulation model GENESIS adopted as official shoreline evolution model of US Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal Engineering Research Center.
April 1989: Simulation model GENESIS adopted as official shoreline evolution model of New South Wales Department of Public Works, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
November 1989: GENESIS installed at 13 US Army Corps of Engineers Districts.
January 1993: More than 500 GENESIS installations around the world.
January 2003. More than 1,000 GENESIS installations around the world.
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