18 November 2022

Van Oord is Using Data to Highlight Vulnerable Coastlines

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Van Oord is Using Data to Highlight Vulnerable Coastlines, they have developed an open Climate Risk Overview Tool powered by Qlik Sense to protect vulnerable coastal communities and ecosystems while supporting their own sustainable development plan.

About Van Oord

Van Oord is a Dutch enterprise and a recognized industry leader in dredging, maritime construction, offshore wind, offshore infrastructure, and Dutch infrastructure. As a family-owned business, we consider both short and long-term actions, paving the way for ingenious and innovative solutions. Van Oord’s sustainability program focuses on four pillars: enhancing the energy transition, accelerating climate action, empowering nature and communities, and achieving net-zero emissions. We have set specific, long-term goals for each pillar to support the overarching aims of the sustainability program.

In this webinar, we will discuss how Qlik can help us accelerate climate action. The planet is facing enormous challenges caused by human activity, increasing the vulnerability of communities and ecosystems to the forces of nature. This is worsened by the effects of climate change, which is threatening the world’s coastal defenses. Van Oord has responded to these challenges by developing the Climate Adaptation Action Plan. The plan is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue between stakeholders in order to provide ready-to-scale marine solutions that help increase the resilience of the communities and ecosystems of coastal areas.

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How is Van Oord using Qlik?

Qlik is enabling Van Oord to use public data to highlight vulnerable coastlines and to build its own sustainable development as part of its creative sustainability project, Sustainable Earth Actions, by assisting the firm in better discovering and prioritizing nature-based flood control options. We apply the famous Qlik data exploration along a range of dimensions to the entire planet.

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Want to learn more?

On November 30th, join us for a free live webinar with Gerben de Boer of Van Oord and Angelika Klidas of Bitmetric to share How Van Oord Uses Data to Highlight Vulnerable Coastlines.


We have an insightful webinar planned. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Introduction of Van Oord and how they use Qlik
  • Why SGD’s
  • Global data exploration
  • Conclusions

Webinar details

Location: Teams Meeting (Registration is Mandatory to attend)

Time: 16:00 – 17:00 (CET)

Date: 30 November 2022

Language: English

Cost: Free to attend

Meet the Speakers:

Gerben de Boer

Datalab Manager at Van Oord

After graduating as a civil engineer, Gerben J. de Boer obtained his Ph.D. in coastal oceanography from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, focusing on the North Sea. He worked for over 10 years at Deltares as a research consultant on remote sensing, numerical modeling, and data management. He was a member of the MODEG marine data export group to the European Commission. Since 2014, Gerben has been a data scientist and manager of the Datalab at Van Oord’s Engineering and Estimating department. He was also corporate program manager BI until 2022, setting up Qlik Sense from 1 to 500+ users.

Angelika Klidas

Operations Manager & Data Literacy Ambassador at Bitmetric and author of the book Data Literacy in Practice

Angelika is a highly skilled denizen of the Data world. As an operations manager, strategic advisor, and Data Literacy evangelist, she is able to analyze BI & Analytics environments expertly, map the ambitions of organizations and deliver cutting-edge advice to help organizations mature their data use. Her passion is inspiring organizations and people to grow in Business Intelligence & Analytics maturity. In addition to teaching at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam, she spreads her knowledge and passion to her Data & Analytics students.

How can we help?

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