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.
DELIGHT project presented at German Embassy in Beijing, April 2015
The DELIGHT project has been presented at the conference “Environmental Innovation – Sino-German Solutions” at the German Embassy, April 28th 2015 in Beijing, China. The conference organized by the German Mercator Institute for China Studies (merics) and Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP) brought together 120 representatives of German and Chinese environmental technology sector, governmental officials, and scientists to jointly establish networks for innovative solutions in the fields of environmental protection for water, soils, and air.
New staff in the field of information system development at DLR, March 2015
At the beginning of March 2015 DLR welcomed Ms. Juiwen Chang as new DELIGHT staff. Her field of expertise is software development and geographic information science. Ms. Chang will support the information system design and development as well as the data management of the Yellow River Delta Information System.
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.
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