Country: The Netherlands
Role in RISC-KIT: The main tasks of Deltares within RISC-KIT will be (i) project coordinator; (ii) WP3 leader: (iii) development of the open-source software to run a forecasting model train (to be applied in operational and scenario testing mode); and (iv) to assist in the set- up the EWS at field study sites in WP5.
Description: Deltares is an independent, institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. The mission of Deltares is to develop, acquire, apply and disseminate integral, multidisciplinary knowledge and knowledge products related to living and working in delta areas at an internationally high level.
With this, Deltares supports public authorities, private parties and society in their operations and ambitions for a sustainable development in delta regions. In order to close the gap between science and its application, Deltares sees its primary task in translating scientific knowledge into essential innovative solutions.
Deltares integrate various knowledge disciplines internally and also actively seeks partnerships with industry and universities (e.g. through European funding). Some specific areas of expertise of Deltares are numerical modelling, operational forecasting systems and flood management. Through the years Deltares has also aquired a leading role in various relevant EU Projects.
Lead person: Ap van Dongeren (RISC-KIT project coordinator)
Specialist in numerical wave modelling. For 15 years, he has been project leader on various national and international projects.