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Hydralab + Adaptation for Climate Change (Hydralab +)


The HYDRALAB+ project brings together European researchers, industry and stakeholders to improve experimental research, related numeric modelling and field studies aimed at adapting to climate change.

The current HYDRALAB + follows the previous HYDRALAB IV, ended in October 2014.

Due to climate change many countries worldwide are faced with extreme river discharges and higher sea water levels with more frequent storm events and increasing wave and river flow conditions along their coasts and riparian margins. New approaches and nature-based solutions are needed to avoid high-risk erosion and inundation events. Experimental research from Hydralab+ project will provide knowledge and tools to manage these problems more effectively.

HYDRALAB+ includes three main components:

  • Joint Research Activities, facilitating progress in the discipline as well as strengthening the coherence of the experimental hydraulic and environmental research infrastructure;
  • Transnational Access, inviting new generation researchers from all over Europe to carry out their experimental research in large and unique experimental facilities designed for flow, wave and ice research in 10 top institutes and universities in Europe;
  • Networking Activities, organizing a set of thematic workshops for stakeholders in order to bridge the gap between scientists, who are working on new developments, manufacturers of hi-tech measurement technics, policy makers and end-users (consultants, contractors) that can make use of the project achievements.

Project information


Deltares (The Netherlands)


Aalto University (Finland), CEDEX (Spain), CNRS – National Centre for Scientific Research (France), DHI (Denmark), GeoEcoMar - The National Institute for Research and Development of Marine Geology and Geo-ecology (Romania), HR Wallingford ( UK), HSVA - Hamburg Ship Model Basin (Germany), IAHR – International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (Spain), IBWPAN - Institute of Hydroengineering, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland), IFREMER - Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (France), Loughborough University (UK), LNEC – National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (Portugal), Leibniz University Hannover (Germany), NERC NOC - National Oceanography Centre (UK), NTNU - the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), Samui (UK), UABDN – University of Aberdeen (UK), University of Catania (Italy), UCAN – University of Cantabria (Spain), University of Hull (UK), UPC - Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Spain), University of Porto (Portugal), University of Twente (The Netherlands).

Source of funding

This project is funded by the EC Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Mar 15 2018   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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