The Yellow River Delta is one of the three major Chinese river deltas. The Yellow River Delta faces numerous challenges in the context of global change. Impacts of industrial exploitation, urbanization, agricultural transformation, as well as climate change can all be felt and observed in the delta. On the one hand the delta hosts China’s second largest oil field, and the growing delta city of Dongying, surrounded by intensive aqua- and agriculture. One the other hand, large protected wetlands are breeding and resting place for migrating birds, which attract thousands of tourists annually.
IGSNRR installed automatic measurement station in the Delta, November 2014
In November 2014, after the vegetation period ended in the Yellow River Delta, scientists of the IGSNRR and LREIS installed measurement equipment in the Yellow River Delta near the Yiqianer and Dawenliu nature reserve administration stations. An automatic measurement station was installed to monitor several soil parameters over the year. Water content, electric conductivity, temperature, in different soil layers, and groundwater depth, electric conductivity and temperature are measured every two hours and saved internally in the storage device.
DELIGHT Coordination participated in official Inauguration of the Sino-German Centre for Environmental Information Science, RCEIS, November 2014
The Sino-German Centre for Environmental Information Science, RCEIS, has been officially inaugurated at the premises of IGSNRR-CAS in Beijing on November 22nd 2014. Amongst others, former Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. XU Guanhua was present. RCEIS is a Research Network, which is funded by the Helmholtz foundation, and which is coordinated by the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, IGSNRR, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS, on the Chinese side, and the German Environmental Research Centre, UFZ, on the German side.
DLR held 2nd stakeholder training course in Dongying, November 2014
DLR held a three day user training workshop in Dongying from November 17th to 19th 2014. All participants from the Yellow River Delta Sustainable Development Institute of Shandong Province and the Shandong Yellow River Delta National Nature Reserve who took part in the training course in June 2014 in Beijing took part in the second follow-up course as well.
Stakeholder took part in DELIGHT Annual Meeting that was held at DLR on September 23 rd, 2014
The local project stakeholder, Director from the Institute for Sustainable Development of the Yellow River Delta of Shandong Province in Dongying Municipality, took part in the DELIGHT Annual Meeting. He shared his opinion on the challenges of the Yellow River Delta, his future visions for the region, and ensured his support for promoting the Sino-German cooperation between his institute and the DELIGHT project.
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