Thursday 17 Apr 2014
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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.

Workshop on YRD land salinization monitoring held at Binzhou, Shandong Province, March 2014

Scienctists involved in DELIGHT project from Chinese side held a meeting in Binzhou, located in the west of the Yellow River Delta (YRD), from March 6th to 8th 2014.


Experts from IGSNRR, Yucheng Comprehensive Experiment Satation, IRSA, and the local institutes participated in the meeting. The topics mainly focused on dynamic monitoring of land salinization using remote sensing and in situ observation techniques. The impacts of soil salt and groundwater level on the crop yields were also discussed.

DELIGHT Project Movie available, February 2014

We would like to announce the DELIGHT project movie, that was made available at the beginning of February 2014. This informative film clearly illustrates the goals of the Sino-German research project DELIGHT, names involved partners, and presents interviews with stakeholder institutions from the project region – the Yellow River Delta in Shandong Province, China. The movie was produced at the Science Communication and Visualization Department of the German Remote Sensing Data Center, German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Ready-Made Maps for Download, February 2014

In the section Resources under Maps you find first ready-made maps for download. We will continuously upload new maps here to share results of our research efforts.

Currently you find maps on Landcover classification for different years, derived from remote sensing data. The urban development in Dongying West is shown based on built-up area with respect to the distance to the city center. Furthermore, you find an overview map of the Yellow River Basin.

DELIGHT project featured in the LOICZ Newsletter, January 2014

We would like to announce the latest LOICZ Newsletter where the DELIGHT project is featured as newly associated project to the LOICZ network. LOICZ – Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone – is an international science project network for understanding the world’s coastal zone and is a core project of IGBP and IHDP. See the link for the online newsletter document and pages 14–15 in particular for the DELIGHT report.


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