IMDC is innovative & adaptive by nature. For over 35 years, we have thrived by facing challenges head-on and overcoming them by combining our knowledge and expertise with innovative solutions and state-of-the-art technology. We combine applied research with site-specific, flexible and pragmatic approaches.
IMDC constantly strives to stay ahead of the pack by innovating our approaches and processes continuously, instigating the creative spirit of our people, and pioneering, together with our clients, to overcome challenges.
4 areas of expertise are being targeted to accelerate our competences: Hydro-Informatics & Data Science, Nature-Based Solutions and Offshore Renewable Energy Challenges.
We have been a part of Research Consortia creating a Coastal Risk Toolbox, RISC KIT, MICORE, exploring scour protection design around monopiles in Hydralab and Marinet. We have performed Remote Sensing Projects for detection of turbidity with satellite imagery, drone-based images and airborne sensors together with VITO Remote Sensing Unit for the past 15 years. We are active in multiple Specialist Committees, Innovation Clusters and professional organisations like CEDA, PIANC, ICE, Blue Cluster, IBN-OE & OWI LAB. Several staff members are teaching at university or specialist academies. We have challenged standards in geotechnical design of Breakwaters, have multiple PhD students and doctors in our company exploring new progress, e.g. in employing CFD modelling studying dynamic dredge plume behaviour. Both efforts have won awards in Tractebel or at CEDA, PIANC level.
We aim to support innovation company-wide through internal and joint research and innovative commercial projects that are supported by our management as one of the key features of our company strategy.