JOint INternational laboratory of Deltas

JOint INternational laboratory of Deltas

JOint INternational laboratory of Deltas 1442 961 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University – China

Estuarine and coasts are critical belts and vulnerable areas for national and regional economic growth. Under the influence of climate change and human activities, coastal zones around the world are facing multiple challenges such as flooding, storm surges, erosion, ecological degradation, environmental damage and public health threats, and are in urgent need of scientific and technological support.

This project establishes international joint laboratories with leading institutions from China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt and Romania, etc. Through international academic cooperation, exchange and training of scientific and technical personnel, students training and resource sharing, the project initiates and guides the establishment of an intelligent database, and forecasting and early warning system for water security in coastal zones, and provides deltas with countermeasures for water environment improvement and governance.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Mega-Delta

Start date: 01/10/2021
End date: 30/09/2024

Lead Contact: Xiuzhen Li (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 6- Coastal Resilience, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean, Other
type_of_action: Project


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