Dr. Huib E. de Swart is professor in PhysicalOceanography of Coastal and Shelf Seas, Institute for Marine and AtmosphericResearch, Utrecht University. He is also advisory professor at East ChinaNormal University and foreign expert for High-end Project of the StateAdministration of Foreign Experts Affaires, China. His research interests are tide-topographyinteractions and related morphological pattern formation (tidal sand banks,sand waves) on coastal shelves; storm-driven currents, waves andshoreface-connected sand ridges on the inner shelf; dynamics of ebb-tidaldeltas (in e.g. the Wadden Sea); estuarine dynamics, in particular thefeedbacks between water motion, sediment transport and environmental processes:turbidity maxima, phytoplankton pattern formation; waves, currents and dynamicsof sandbars in the nearshore zone; circulation and transport processes in thecoastal seas (e.g., the North Sea). He is a member of Advisory Committee of RiversCoast and Estuarine Morphodynamics, a scientific advisor of Flanders HydraulicInstitute, Antwerp, Belgium. He even served as Programme Committee member of NetherlandsCentre for Coastal Research, policy/advisory committee member of NetherlandsFoundation of Scientific Research, Earth & Life Sciences, and a member of ChairmanBoard of Studies, Graduate School Natural Sciences. He is also a member of AmericanGeophysical Union, Oceanographic Society, and Scientific Committee, RCEM.