What is Smartsediment?
Deltas are amongst the richest ecosystems in the world. This also applies to the Scheldt delta; a unique protected Natura 2000 area. Unfortunately, its two branches – the Eastern Scheldt and Western Scheldt, Upper and Lower Scheldt – have been under great pressure for the last decades. The disappearance of sandbars and shallow water areas is endangering birds, fish and seals. Smartsediment wants to rebalance the biodiversity, sediment and other delta functions. Through sharing of knowledge, monitoring and analysis we also work on solutions for the future.