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Sanne Muis has been working at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) since December 2013. The topic of her PhD is assessing coastal flood risk at the global-scale. This research is partly funded by European project RISES-AM and conducted under the supervision of Dr. Philip Ward and Prof. Dr. Jeroen Aerts.

Prior to starting at the IVM, Sanne completed a BSc in Earth Science and Economics and a MSc in Hydrology, both obtained at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. During this period, she developed a broad interest in hydrology, but particularly in the (societal) impacts of changes in the hydrological cycle due to global warming or land use change. She graduated with a MSc thesis on the influence of land cover change on runoff processes in headwater catchments.


Runoff processes, catchment hydrology, natural hazards, risk assessment, climate change, adaptation, land use.


2013: MSc Hydrology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2009: BSc Earth Sciences and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


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Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam(2013-11-04)

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Research Output 2015 2017

A comparison of two global datasets of extreme sea levels and resulting flood exposure

Muis, S., Verlaan, M., Nicholls, R., Brown, S., Hinkel, J., Lincke, D., Vafeidis , A., Scussolini, P., Winsemius, H. C. & Ward, P. J. Mar 2017 In : Earth's Future.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Horizontal Resolution Effects on Tropical Cyclone Storm Surges

Bloemendaal, N., Muis, S., Haarsma, R., Irazoqui Apechchea, M., Verlaan, M., Ward, P. J., de Moel, H. & Aerts, J. C. J. H. 2017

Research output: Other research outputPoster

A global reanalysis of storm surges and extreme sea levels

Muis, S., Verlaan, M., Winsemius, H. C., Aerts, J. C. J. H. & Ward, P. J. 2016 In : Nature Communications. 7, p. 11969 11 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access