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DELIGHT Project

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 field campaign to the Yellow River Delta in December 2015

From November 12th to December 8th a group of scientists from Franzius-Institute of University Hannover travelled to China to conduct vessel-based measurements in the Yellow River Delta region. In succession to a previous campaign in 2013, which yielded a calibration data set for hydronumerical models, the data collected this year comprises a complimentary validation data set.

DLR held 4th Information System User Training in Dongying, November 2015

DLR conducted the fourth user training course at the Yellow River Delta Sustainable Development Institute of Shandong Province from 23rd to 26th of November. In the data preparation part, the participants focused on the change detection analysis. They learned how to use QGIs and python to evaluate changes in the existing land cover product.

DELIGHT Stakeholder Meeting in Dongying, November 24, 2015

The DELIGHT stakeholder from the Institute for Sustainable Development of the Yellow River Delta of Shandong Province in Dongying was updated on current project status and project work in Germany and China in an official meeting on November 24, 2015 in Dongying. Therefore, the DELIGHT project leader from Chinese side together with 2 German colleagues met with the Director from the Institute.

DELIGHT Annual Meeting 2015 was held at DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen, October 27, 2015

The Annual Meeting of the DELIGHT project provided a platform for all project partner institutions to exchange on recent project results and future plans on finalization of project tasks. This 3rd annual meeting was held after about 2,5 years of fruitful cooperation at the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen.

IGSNRR set-up 5 auto-observation stations for monitoring groundwater dynamics in the Yellow River Delta, July 2015

In July of 2015, researchers from IGSNRR and Yellow River Basin Water Resources Protection Bureau set up 5 auto-observation stations for monitoring the groundwater dynamics of the Yellow River Delta. One of the stations in the Huanghekou Nature Reserve included a set of lysimeter for measuring vertical water flux in the reed wetlands.

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