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This report presents the results of the activities in the framework of the project ‘VOP-slib’ in 2008. VOPslib research in 2008 focussed on the buffering of fines in a mud bed, improvement of the North Sea model, and testing of a new consolidation and fluid mud model. For the fine sediment buffering a literature study was conducted, and overview of sand-mud model implementations was compiled, and the sandmud model in Delft3D-WAQ was improved. For the North Sea model, the wave forcing was improved, and a sensitivity analysis on parameters that determine mud transport was made. The fluid mud and consolidation model was tested on a simple slope and on a schematized harbour basin.