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Sanne Muis is an Assistant Professor at the department of Water and Climate Risk at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IMV). In addition, she is also working as a researcher at the unit of Marine and Coastal Systems at Deltares in Delft.

Her PhD research was focussed on assessing coastal flood risk at the global scale. In collaboration with Deltares she developed a global hydrodynamic modelling framework that can be applied to asssess extreme sea levels around the world. In 2016 she was a guest researcher at the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. A visit which was funded by a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award. In 2019 she received the Natural Hazards Section Award in recognition for the contributions to natural hazards research.

In her current research, she is focussed on further improving modelling capabilities of coastal flood risk at large-scale and assessing the impacts of climate variability and change. In collaboration with the Dutch eScience Center, she is working on the MOSAIC project, which aims to develop a computationally efficient, scalable, framework for large-scale flood risk assessment using dynamic inundation methods. In addition, Sanne is investiging changes in coastal floods in response to a warmer climate, both for future climate projections as well as for paleo climate simulations. She also involved in further advancing the global framework by fully including tropical cyclones.

Finally, Sanne is involved in the teaching programs of BSc Earth & Economics and the MSc Hydrology.


extreme sea level, coastal flooding, flood risk assessment, global modelling, hydrodynamics, climate variability, storm surge


2013: MSc Hydrology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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


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  • Deltares | Delft | Onderzoeker / Adviseur | 2017-12-01 - present

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