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HYDRALAB+ Adapting to climate change

Objective

HYDRALAB is an advanced network of environmental hydraulic institutes in Europe, which has been effective in providing access to a suite of major and unique environmental hydraulic facilities from across the whole European scientific community.
A continuation project will prepare environmental hydraulic modelling for the upcoming urgent technical challenges associated with adaptations for climate change. A multi-disciplinary approach is essential to meet these challenges. We denote the project HYDRALAB+, in recognition of the added value that will follow from our network changing to enhance the collaboration between specialists and engaging with a new range of stakeholders.
The issues associated with climate change impacts on rivers and coasts are significant enough to ask the scientific community to which we open up our facilities to focus their research efforts on adaptations for climate change. We plan to issue themed calls for proposals for access to the facilities, with scientific merit as the main selection criterion, but with preference to the proposals that also address issues of adaptation to climate change impact.
In HYDRALAB+, with the prospect of climate change, we will build networking activities that will also involve the wider hydraulic community in the process of generating the deliverables of the project. The first Workshop in the project will be devoted to working together with the larger European hydraulics community not directly involved in HYDRALAB.
Increased emphasis will be placed by HYDRALAB+ on engagement with industry – a theme that will be delivered initially through the vehicle of a focussed Workshop between HYDRALAB researchers and industry. We will work together with industry to have HYDRALAB+ become part of the innovation cycle by bringing development to market – this is particularly relevant for the instruments we develop - to involve industry in our range of project deliverables.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

STICHTING DELTARES
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 500 786,56

Participants (4)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 345 352,74
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS - CEDEX
Spain
EU contribution
€ 56 701,81
Address
C/ Alfonso Xii 3-5
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 985 935,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
DHI A/S

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 468 899,54
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Hoersholm
Activity type
Other