The TILES project

Welcome to the homepage of TILES, a strategic research network funded under the Brain-be programme of Belgian Science Policy.

TILES was funded under the call ‘Sustainable management of mineral and geological resources’. Research anticipates on Europe’s Raw Materials Initiative, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management.

The Belgian and southern Dutch part of the North Sea are targeted where significant volumes of sand are stored in the ebb delta of the estuaries and in sandbanks located farther seaward.

BE NL bathymetric map

Project funding


This project is funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (contract BR/121/A2/TILES)


Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks (BRAIN-be)

Project Partners

Active cooperation with


Federal Public Service Economy, SME’s, Self-Employed and Energy (FPS Economy), Continental Shelf Service