Short name: DELTARES
Contact name:  Anouk Blauw
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Deltares is an independent, institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Throughout the world, we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. Our main focus is on deltas, coastal regions and river basins.

Managing these densely populated and vulnerable areas is complex, which is why we work closely with governments, businesses, other research institutes and universities at home and abroad. Our motto is Enabling Delta Life. As an applied research institute, the success of Deltares can be measured in the extent to which our expert knowledge can be used in and for society. For Deltares the quality of our expertise and advice is foremost. Knowledge is our core business. All contracts and projects, whether financed privately or from strategic research budgets, contribute to the consolidation of our knowledge base. Furthermore, we believe in openness and transparency, as is evident from the free availability of our software and models. Open source works, is our firm conviction.

Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Within WP3 Deltares will develop and share expertise in the use of HF radar in combination with a model to estimate current patterns in Dutch coastal waters. Within WP4 (task 4.1) Deltares will develop a methodology to process phytoplankton observation data from different platforms to information products for eutrophication assessments. In WP 8 Deltares will organize a summer school.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

JERICO: Towards a Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatories (EU FP7);

OPTIMON: What is the added value of novel automated monitoring methods for phytoplankton in the North Sea? Data from a.o. moorings and remote sensing have been analysed with various statistical techniques (Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO));

HABES: development of expert models for dominant harmful algal bloom species in 5 European Marine areas (EU FP5);

REBECCA: Relationships between ecological and chemical status of surface waters, in support of the Water Framework Directive (EU FP6); Sand Engine: Intensive monitoring campaign to assess the development of an artificial sand island and its effects on beach nourishment downstream.