Thank you NEA-Panteia
My research has come to the end result
So, here we go, my first blog, let’s see if I am any good at writing about what I do.
It has been two weeks since I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City and so far it has been a whirlwind of experienc...
Indonesian Student Association in Groningen invited me to be the speaker of the simple discussion, called Indonesia Science Cafe
Good news for Yogyakarta's traffic
Why I don't use public transportation in Yogyakarta
Recently, I have been advised by my professor in Indonesia to compare the Nusantara Pendulum with existing major goods route in Indonesia
Cost of Java Island is unique
In this week I did the last part of literature studies and I still discuss about data analysis with my senior.
Arrived in the Netherlands now a bit warmer. Still sorting the literature and indeed surfing the websites.
After Surabaya I went to Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.
Some data is difficult to obtain, I am writing the literature looking for sources and visit container yard of TPS.
I met new people and hopefully I could learning from this part of project process, obtain the data and gain useful experiences.
Let see what they say about Nusantara Pendulum
The first week of April marked the end of my six month internship at the Arcadis office in São Paulo. Here I worked on several elements of the PHE strategic waterway plan for Brazil. Now that I'm b...
Things went hard to define what is future hub port of Indonesia.
As long as I studied Engineering I never thought to study lot of study dimensions. The second week in Indonesia taught me this stage.
First week in Indonesia for data collecting
When I arrived in Surabaya I met my lecturers applying all the schedules and list of data retrieval.
At first I confused what should I do to get the data fro Netherlands, meanwhile the project site is in Indonesia.
After completing the project plan but not get the peiling yet
According to problem occurs of container congestion
After a long time of writing and compiling the stakeholder analysis, the project team is now fully focussing on finalizing the next phase of the project.
2013 has finally begun in Brazil. Nothing much happens between Christmas and Carnival. The schools have summer holidays and employees take their holidays.
My project in Panteia. Also my reason why I am so interested to develop my own country
Indonesian student have a new adventure in Netherlands
Hi everybody, just a short update here on the progress of my work at Arcadis São Paulo.
After 12 weeks of new experiences my internship is finished. Since today the viewer is finished, so an end result is visible. It gives always a good feeling when you see something you made and not ...
It is already friday the 25th of january. Today I will fly back to Holland. The time passed by. I can still remember the day I arrived here and started this whole adventure.
Last week I worked on writing the stakeholder analysis. Goal of this report is to identify the opinion and attitude towards the development of inland waterway transportation (IWT) of different type...
Last weekend all the calculations with the program fews to get inundation depths are done. It took a while to find the error and find different ways to run the program. There were problems with the...
Now I have got my results from Sobek, I need to run through the whole sequence of models. Unfortunately fews, a flood early warning system, is giving errors. It took a while to figure out what wen...
After an amazing two week of trip to Bolivia with a visit to the biggest salt flat in the world (Salar de Uyuni) and the once biggest silver mine (Potosi), I returned to Brazil.
After a long weekend at Nha Trang, a city at the coast, it was time to work again. So it is the first week in the New Year, just 3 working days. But it worked out very well.
It is my fourth week in HCMC. This Thursday I had an appointment with a Professor of the Water Resource Institute. Unfortunately he had another important meeting, so our appointment is rescheduled ...
After three and a half months of internship at the QANS project, today is my last day.
Last weeks have been quite hectic. Many things needed to be finished before the holidays. I've been working on translating and interpreting stakeholder interviews mainly. Alice, the dutch project c...
Despite of the dry season I saw it by myself: inundation in the city! Last weekend and days the tidal level reached more than 1.6 m above reference level. When the water level is around this amount...
Last Friday there was a meeting at a hotel in Jakarta for a discussion among ministries about the planning of lowlands and peat.
After a week I was used to the traffic, sitting at the back of a Xeom (a motorbike taxi), the hot weather and pho for breakfast.
I am trying to get more useful information with respect to my proj...
PREPARING MONTHLY INSPECTION REPORT
During this week I have been working on several things for the QANS project, including GIS, the provincial atlas West Kalimantan, and useful peat swamp species.
When it was snowing in the Netherlands I was on my way to Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city of Vietnam. I left the snow behind and was going to the sun. I arrived here a weak ago. It was overwhelm...
INVESTIGATION TO STRESS DISTRIBUTION
Jos left for the Netherlands again and I´m without Dutch colleagues again for the second week so far.
This week I am busy preparing a proposal for a pilot project for integrated lowland development planning.
After 8 weeks of modeling my stay in Lima has come to an end.
LONGITUDINAL CHAIN MODEL
It's very busy at the Euroconsult office in Jakarta at the moment, because of tenders for new projects. I have done some activities for the QANS project.
This week is ARCADIS Brazil´s ´health and safety week´. The international health and safety week was a few weeks ago, but because of the national holidays, we have it this week.
Last week I have pretty much finalized the model setup. At the moment I am busy analyzing the last model outcomes and at the same time I have started writing the first part of my thesis.
MONTHLY INSPECTION VISIT
Many parties are involved in inland waterway transportation (IWT).
I have seen the great economic developments that oil palm plantations have brought to the local populations. These developments do however strongly reinforce the greenhouse effect.
FINALIZING THE SCP MODEL
Another week has gone by in São Paulo and I´ve been here for almost a month now. Time flies! Last week, Douwe arrived. He is a river expert from the Netherlands and has a coordinating role in the a...
The use of pumps for the irrigation of paddy fields in the lowlands of Riau province may be a way to increase the rice production.
VERIFICATION OF DATA TO IMPLEMENT SCP MODEL
Last week has been very busy. Data has been coming in on different topics. There were translations to check, databases to decipher, interviews to analyze and reports to write.
The majority of the farmers in the Siak delta, Riau province, operate both a rice field and a oil palm plantation. They provide their own food, and have a relatively high income.
CALCULATING STIFFNESS OF SCP-IMPROVED CLAY DEPOSITS
It’s the second week at the office and things are starting to settle down. Alice, the general coordinator, left for the Netherlands and now I´m officially the only ´gringo´ in the office. My Portug...
MY FIRST WEEK AT THE OFFICE
The management of the lowlands is impaired by inconsistency of policies and data. I inventorised the existing legislation and regulations related to the (spatial) planning of the lowlands, in order...
São Paulo, the largest city in the southern hemisphere, is the place I call home for the next six months. Together with Alice, the general coordinator from the Netherlands, I arrived here last week...
The quest for rock & sand
The field visit to West Kalimantan province provided interesting results. The development of oil palm plantations is very rapid; too fast for the government to anticipate.
After my three months internship at the DISIMP-II irrigation project, I now continue my internship in the QANS lowland project.
Short description on what I have done so far
Breakwater design at west Java's coast
Final steps in processing the collected data and running the models
Interviews and field trips
Itajai Port of Authority requested Arcadis/Alkyon to perform a real time maneuvering study with their simulator program
Today was the last day of my internship, and the draft report is finished.
After returning from the last field trip to Lombok, now it is time for the comparative analysis of the case studies.
Shiplee-wave is part of the mathematical model description of a ship for Alkyon in-house Ship-navigator simulation software.
The final field visit to Jurang Sate irrigation project on Lombok Island.
Investigate which expected vessels are able to enter the port safely at the Channel of Itajai, Brazil.
The final goal of DISIMP-II is to alleviate poverty; some insights on that theme
Hectic but satisfying
This week I take out one issue that was striking me in the comparison of Toraut and Paguyaman: transmigration.
Determine and compute wind forces. one of the external force vector measured in ship-mooring simulation program.
Fieldwork at Toraut subproject (North Sulawesi province) to collect data for the 'lessons learned'-report
Reading and Searching through DNV codes for PGN
Predicting Roll Added Mass and Damping of a Sinking Model Cylindrical Caisson
Long Son programme schedule and DNV codes for PGN
Fieldwork at Paguyaman subproject (Gorontalo province) to collect data for the 'lessons learned'-report
determine the best mooring line arrangement for panamax size vessel at Puerto Nuevo marine terminal, Colombia
Structuring the information from Bena for the 'lessons learned'-report and my thesis
Finishing up the Quarterly Report (CICT)
Analyzing the Influence of restoring coefficients c35 and c53 on a ship at a very long period
Analysis of data collected in the field and writing recommendations for canal lining and land development.
Updating the Quarterly Report (CICT)
The second week of fieldwork on Timor Island consisted of soil permeability tests
Wind segmentation on ship mathematical model
Change fender system models and write short reports (IBT Jetty Indonesia)
Designing mooring system in such that the downtime criteria for the port are satisfied.
Carried out the assessment for land development possibilities and collected data for the comparative study in Bena (Timor Island).
Multi-body mooring study of the Ro-Ro pontoon and Ro-Ro vessels at the port of Grimsby.
STAAD modeling: fender systems (IBT Jetty Indonesia)
Set up indicators for the assessment of the irrigation systems.
perform a real time manoeuvring study with simulator program
Approaching the bypass!
Fender System Design (IBT Jetty Indonesia)
Arrived in Jakarta and currently preparing for the first field trip.
Stabilizing the unstable structure
Time flies in Indo. Fieldwork, rain and rice
Calculations according to Eurocode 3
Field work report of the second week in Bali
Preliminary calculations on the system
First week Indonesia, finding a good place to stay and the first measurements have been executed!
Final preparations for me departure this Sunday...
The Cai Lan International Container Terminal LLC (“CICT”) Site Visit!
The Beginning is Always the Hardest Part
Determine wind force coefficients for ship simulation program
finding an acceptable viscous damping motions of a floating caisson
preparing an estimation for end-launching of a ship
determine the wave-reduction caused by the ship
The flights are to be booked, preparing my fieldwork and accomodation, in the meantime, running the model
A summary of my first few weeks as an intern at Royal Haskoning Vietnam.
Model results, and planning the trip.
The past two weeks I spent on improving the model in ArcGis, and the results are promising. I'm now ready to book my tickets to Indonesia. Very exited about it!
The model has simulated the first river discharges, and the order of magnitude seems allright...
The past two weeks I spent on working on the model. Challenges with converting files into GIS files, resolutions etc. are met.
Investigating information for a model
How does it change from FPP to CPP system?
First Blog, still from the Netherlands, Breda.
estimation of hull resistance of a ship going backwards
Main findings and conclusions of the research into the hinterland congestion of the Port of Tanjung Priok.
first look into the ship-simulator program and analysis
Currently, I am still trying to get the model to simulate the historic coastline development correctly.
After Izmir, my life and research in Netherlands resumed it's normal way.
My last week at Izmir + the flight home
A discription of a case study on the most occupied road Corridor for both inbound and outbound traffic from TJP.
Still working on the model set up..
Experiences and highlights of the 6th Indonesian Supply Chain and Logistics Conference & Expo 2011.
The way forward
As I described in my last post, I am currently getting started with the software model. I will use the 1D programme Unibest, developed by Deltares, to simulate the long-term coastal development.
A symposium on Transport Competition and Law, which I attended, was held at Dokuz Eylül University.
Thanks to the professors Deveci and Oral I was able to have a meeting at the Port of Izmir.
My parents and my uncle and aunt made a visit to Izmir and I also learnt some valuable lessons.
Leaving the city of jakarta for holdidays in bali closing the internship
Discription of my final visits to some parties in Jakarta in order to ensure a swift start of my field work during the second visit to Jakarta.
I just realized I wrote my last blog already a while ago! While reading even more literature, manuals, papers etcetera, I totally forgot about this blog.. so I’m very sorry and I will try to give a...
My first visit is nearly over, time to make up a status quo the progress on the research so far and make arrangements for my second visit to Jakarta so that my i can start with my fieldwork without...
In the past week i've attended a seminar on Green transport and the business forum on port development and logistics in order to gather more relevant data/information for my research on the hinterl...
I started writing on my thesis, answering some 'easy' but important questions.
My school mentor came to Izmir
Dear reader currently I’ve been in Indonesia for two weeks gathering data on the infrastructure within the hinterland of Tanjung priok, the port process and Marco economic situation. In this blog t...
Getting to know Izmir and the Turkish culture
The flight and arrival at Izmir as well as the introduction to it's traffic!
Struggles on my way to Izmir
Finally: a place to stay and people to interview in Izmir
Delegation out of Indonesia visiting The Netherlands for a logistics tour.
My last few weeks of setting up interviews and making arrangements to go to Izmir
Preparing for the last days of ramadan
Update on my past few weeks: reading lots of literature
Introduction + Week 1
Ramadan has started in Indonesia
MMaking the timeline of the project in Semarang
Unfortunately, also the less spectacular parts of doing a study for a MSc thesis have to be done..
Last Thursday, we went on a fieldtrip in a group of four. With a boat, we sailed into the creeks on the western side of Lagos.
Today was my first visit to the Eko Atlantic project. Together with Bas van de Sande and another colleague, we first visited the area where the sand is being pumped up, at the eastern side of the h...
My thesis will treat the long-term morphological behaviour of the Nigerian coast near Lagos. First, I will investigate the historical development of this coast; starting in the period before any hu...
Getting familiar with the problem
Last Monday was the official start of my graduation work at Royal Haskoning. This was also the day I perceived the departure date of my first trip to Nigeria, which was quite a surprise! It meant t...
The report is almost finished, presentation is ready: The research is completed
Counting down the days
The final blog of my internship in Cabo Verde
Probably the cause of the problem started in 1970
The outcome of the survey and my final days of the first mission to the Gambia
A two day tournament.
beach visits and preparing the bathymetric survey
Arrival and the first Days
Trying to meet the ministries and receive a letter with request for assistance.
The last weeks I’ve been modeling and calculating the impacts on the land areas of the coastal zone of Lagos State by applying ocean storm surge levels (return periods) in a model. This model is ra...
The impressive life of an intern in Juba
Patience is a great thing in Nigeria, but you will be rewarded if you can deal with long procedures. The procedure to collect the data needed for my study was time consuming and complex, because it...
The First week of my internship in Juba, Southern Sudan, turned out to be rather bizarre. After the flight from Amsterdam to Nairobi I got on the plane to Juba. Arriving in Juba I lined up with the...
My green light presentation for Wageningen University went well, and I was allowed to continue the way I set out the approach and methods for the coastal flooding management study. Unfortunately th...
A description of my visit to the Shanghai EXPO and the last days in Beijing
Development along the coastline of Lagos State
An overview of the activities during NEA's Yangtze Waste Management Fact Finding Mission
Overview of the activities during my second full week in Beijing, and a preview of the trip to Wuhan, Yichang and Shanghai of next week.
My first week of research in Beijing and my personal experiences in this period
It was my birthday last week. I wanted to organize a party for my new friends. Maybe cook some dinner, buy some drinks, just to have a good time, nothing special. I started asking around if people ...
My last acitivities in The Netherlands and departure
Four weeks ago I arrived in Lagos, Nigeria. It was not the first time being in Lagos: I grew up in Lagos and spent my childhood here till my 8th year, because my parents were working in Lagos. So f...
An overview of my activities during the research in The Netherlands.
Sea level rise is a hot topic in the Netherlands. There is a general public awareness of the importance of levees and dykes, and no one will question the necessity to reinforce and heighten the dyk...
My first real assignment here in Aktau was to write a technical note as I mentioned before. I found out that it’s not just writing a letter.
Four weeks ago I arrived in San Francisco. Peter Wijsman from Arcadis U.S. picked me up from the airport and brought me to my temporary new home: Stanford University’s campus. It was a beautiful da...
Ilya (one of the male colleagues) works on a project in a village called Bautino. It’s also about creating an artificial island, but it’s ‘fixed’ to the mainland. In the end they use the land as a ...
Except from working in a office for my internship I'm also visiting another country with its own culture. Women's day is a part of the culture in Kazakhstan.
I didn't even know that it existed. Bu...
I've seen and got known of a lot of things in my first week Aktau. Let's start on Monday...
Saturday 27th of February was the big day. My flight would take off ad 5.40 pm. First I would fly to Almaty that’s in the east of Kazakhstan. There I would have 1,5 hours to get on the plane to Aktau.
In november it was official that I would go to Kazakhstan.
After conducting the fieldwork, it was time to analyze all the data collected and finalize the technical report on gender.
Last week I got a new job again. Besides my work at the building foundation on the DC05 Island, I got a job to calculate a simple transportable footbridge.
During the drilling phase of DC05, a w...
Last week I did a lot of drawing work with AutoCAD. Previous blog I told something about the trench elements on the DC05 Island. Last week I also worked for that project. I had to adjust a couple o...
Welcome at my first blog. I hope you enjoy reading my work and living experience here in Aktau. I’m here already for one month and I have to say I really like what I’m doing at the moment. There ar...
Another case study worth sharing with you is that of Zimona, Fahema and Hafiza - 3 widowed/abandoned women. It demonstrates the important contribution of CDSP-III to their vulnerable livelihoods an...
During my fieldwork, I conducted several case studies. These case studies give good insight into the real life struggles of people and the impact of CDSP-III on the position and empowerment of wome...
I started this week by meeting Jorina, Senoare, Jahanara, Jasmin and Fatema. I already met these women last week, as they are members of a WMO and therefore present at their WMO’s annual meeting. E...
Despite the inundations in Dhaka last week, I managed to reach the city for the weekend. The situation was quite impressive. At one point Dhaka experienced a rainfall of 290 mm in six hours; a reco...
This blog is the overview of our total time in Ukraine and in which we briefly described all our work, traveling and experiences!
A short blog of final weeks of my internship in Indonesia.
Hanoi-HCMC, company trip, finishing report
Working and living in Jakarta has shown me a different view of the world. In this week’s blog I will share my experiences in the city of Jakarta. I attended a traditional Indonesian wedding that a ...
After a desk study of the most important project documents and literature, it was time to go back to the project area again. This time to start my interviews and attend a land hearing for landless ...
About the last 1.5 weeks I spent in Hanoi.
After 10 weeks of living and working in Indonesia I think it is suitable to mention some more about the social environment in Indonesia. Besides the social environment I will share my experience of...
Amsterdam to Hanoi and my first two days in Viet Nam
The weeks in which a got to know more about the construction environment in Indonesia and witnessed the opening of the new office of Witteveen+Bos
On the 24th of June I arrived in Dhaka, after a long but comfortable flight.
My first blog in which I will tell a little bit about myself and my upcoming internship
Visiting Central Java: Semarang and Yogyakarta
Hereby an overview of the first weeks of my internship in Indonesia
On my way from the Netherlands to Indonesia
My name is Jeroen Endhoven, I’m 19 years old and a 3th years student of Civil Engineering at the University of Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands. The purpose of the 3th year internship is to g...