Data presented in the paper “Tropical biogeomorphic seagrass landscapes for coastal protection: persistence and wave attenuation during major storm events“

  • Rebecca K. James (Creator)
  • A. Lunch (Creator)
  • P.M.J. Herman (Creator)
  • M.M. van Katwijk (Creator)
  • T.J. (Tjeerd) Bouma (Creator)
  • Henk A. Dijkstra (Contributor)
  • R. Klees (Contributor)
  • J.D. Pietrzak (Contributor)
  • D.C. Slobbe (Contributor)
  • Carine van der Boog (Contributor)
  • Brigitta I. van Tussenbroek (Contributor)
  • Réne van Westen (Contributor)



This dataset contains data collected in Saint Martin, Caribbean. Vegetation surveys were conducted before and after the 2017 Hurricane season in which category 5 Hurricane Irma directly hit the island. The 1D wave propagation model, XBeach, was used to model wave propagation over the seagrass meadow in Baie de L'embouchure in normal and hurricane-like conditions. Biomechanical measurements were conducted on the dominant seagrass and algae species within the meadow to investigate their tolerance to drag forces.
Date made available2020
PublisherTU Delft - 4TU.ResearchData
Temporal coverage2015 - 2018
Date of data production2015 - 2018
Geographical coverageSaint Martin (island)

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