Deltares

Short name: DELTARES
Contact name:  Anouk Blauw
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Brief Description of Organisation:

Deltares is a leading international research institute for applied geophysical, ecological and policy-related research and development applied to delta areas (marine, coastal, estuarine, and riverine) based in the Netherlands. The primary aim of Deltares is bringing together science and application by translating scientific knowledge into innovative solutions. Throughout the world, the institute’s advanced expertise enables safe, clean and sustainable living in deltas, coastal areas and river basins. With this goal in mind, the organisation aims to develop and manage knowledge, products and services for people, the environment and society. Deltares has expert knowledge of the entire effect chain from physical conditions to ecosystem functioning including the fields of hydrodynamics, hydro-ecological modelling, water quality, microbiology and aquatic eco(toxico)logy, and is involved in (integrated) research studies and projects in many aquatic systems in relation to e.g. EU legislation (a.o. MSFD, WFD, North Sea Ministerial Conferences, OSPAR, and ICES). Deltares has a long record of defining information, data-assimilation strategies, data sciences and developing data management and data dissemination tools. The organisation supplies answers to social issues by combining technical expertise with an understanding of political, legal, administrative and socio-economic processes.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP2: co-Work Package leader and participating in all tasks of WP2
WP4: participant: subtask 4.3.3.: North Sea & Channel pilot supersites
WP6: participant:subtask 6.2.3: Inventory on citizen science initiatives focus on coastal observation WP10: participant: task 10.3: Organisation of a webinar.

JERICO-NEXT: 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-NEXT, EU: Contribute to the monitoring strategy and data analysis for phytoplankton in the North Sea. Evaluate the applicability of novel sensors such as imaging flowcytometry for the eutrophication monitoring strategy in the North Sea.

JMP-EUNOSAT, DG-ENV (2017 - 2019): Joint Monitoring Programme of the Eutrophication of the North Sea with Satellite data. This project aimed to provide a monitoring and assessment strategy for coherent OSPAR and MSFD assessments of Eutrophication for the North Sea. The monitoring strategy combines satellite data with Ferrybox data and national in-situ data to come up with coherent information on actual chlorophyll concentrations. The assessment strategy includes novel coherent areas and coherent assessment levels. The latter are based on a modelling chain combining hydrological modelling (with E-HYPE) and marine modelling (with the Delft modelling suite). 

OSPAR's ICG-EUT responsible for the assessments has decided to adopt this approach for their upcoming assessment cycle. 

EOMORES, Netherlands: role:phytoplankton modelling expert. Contribute to the development and improvement of a forecasting model for cyanobacterial blooms, based on high-frequency sensor data and weather data.

ECOPOTENTIAL - Ecopotential http://ecopotential-project.eu/ is a large European-funded H2020 project that focuses its activities on a targeted set of internationally recognised Protected Areas, blending Earth Observations from remote sensing and field measurements, data analysis and modelling of current and future ecosystem conditions and services. ECOPOTENTIAL considers cross-scale geosphere-biosphere interactions at regional to continental scales, addressing long-term and large-scale environmental and ecological challenges.

ODYSSEA - operating a network of integrated observatory systems in the mediterranean sea ODYSSEA will develop, operate and demonstrate an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin, addressing both the open sea and the coastal zone.
Development and application of suspended sediment model for the Dutch Wadden Sea, Netherlands. Set-up of model (in collaboration with NIOZ) model calibration application to investigate the impact for dredging activities and shrimp fisheries

Address

Deltares

Rotterdamseweg 185

2629 HD, Delft

Netherlands