Dike Risk Assessment
The EcoDike-project has been started with the aim to quantify and enhance the ecosystem services of revetments, sea and estuarine dikes while preserving or possibly even increasing the existing safety standards. Therefore, a profound understanding of the complex long-term interactions between wave load and vegetation development on sea dikes is inevitable. A typical seadike in prototype scale is tested under realistic and long-term wave loading in a new outdoor wave basin. Current monitoring data is presented and an outlook on the results, helping to understand the effect of the wave loads on the vegetation development on seadikes, is given.