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Fourth LOSS Consortium Day

The 4th LOSS consortium day will be held in Amersfoort on 26 March 2024. As with the previous editions, the event will be held in Dutch, and more info is available on the Dutch version of this page.

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2D and 3D Modelling Strategies to Reproduce the Response of Historical Masonry Buildings Subjected to Settlements

LOSS researchers Alfonso Prosperi and Mandy Korff published a new paper in the International Journal of Architectural Heritage: In this study, 2D and 3D modelling strategies are used to represent the behaviour of historical masonry buildings on strip foundations undergoing settlements. The application focuses on a two-story building, typical of the Dutch architectural heritage. An…

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The transformative potential of experimentation as an environmental governance approach: The case of the Dutch peatlands

LOSS researchers Mandy van den Ende, Dries Hegger and Peter Driessen published a new paper in Environmental Policy and Governance: Governance of societal transformations toward sustainability is needed to address the fundamental system failures responsible for environmental problems. Possible transformation pathways range from radical shifts to more incremental change. Experimentation is seen as a form…

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LOSS - Living on Soft Soils, Subsidence and Society

3rd LOSS Public Symposium on November 2nd 2023

The NWA-LOSS project (Living on Soft Soils – Subsidence & Society) organised its third symposium on Thursday, November 2nd 2023. The event was be an in-person gathering, from 09:30 to 18:00 in Congresgebouw De Vereeniging in Utrecht. If you are a research, stakeholder or just interested in land subsidence, you are cordially invited to join…

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Bridging Loss-of-Lock in InSAR Time Series of Distributed Scatterers

LOSS researchers Philip Conroy and Ramon Hanssen published a new paper in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing: They introduce the term loss-of-lock to describe a specific form of coherence loss that results in the breakage of a synthetic aperture radar interferometric (InSAR) time series. Loss-of-lock creates a specific pattern in the coherence matrix…

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Disentangling Shallow Subsidence Sources by Data Assimilation in a Reclaimed Urbanized Coastal Plain, South Flevoland Polder, the Netherlands

LOSS researchers Manon Verberne, Kay Koster, and Peter Fokker published a new paper in JGR Earth Surface: This research targets disentangling shallow causes of anthropogenically induced subsidence in a reclaimed and urbanized coastal plain. The study area is the city of Almere, in the South Flevoland polder, the Netherlands, which is among the countries’ fastest…

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Facilitating professional normative judgement through science-policy interfaces: the case of anthropogenic land subsidence in the Netherlands

LOSS researchers Dries Hegger, Peter Driessen, and Esther Stouthamer published a new paper in Legal Ethics: Science-policy interactions can both facilitate and hamper professional normative judgement, i.e. a value judgement about the desirability of a certain situation. Anthropogenic land subsidence, contributing to relative sea-level rise in the economically important Western peatland areas in the Netherlands…

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