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Boussinesqweg 1
Postbus 177
2629 HV
+31 (0)88 335 8273
+31 (0)88 335 8582
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organisation profile

Deltares is the new Dutch institute for Delta Technology. It started on 1 January 2008 and is a new and independent institute for applied research and specialist advice. Together parts of Rijkswaterstaat /DWW, RIKZ and RIZA, WL | Delft Hydraulics, GeoDelft, and a part of TNO Built Environment and Geosciences are forming the Deltares Institute. The institute employs more than 800 people.

Deltares has a unique combination of knowledge and experience in the field of water, soil and the subsurface. It is frontrunner in the development, distribution and application of knowledge for meeting the challenges in the physical planning, design and management of vulnerable deltas, coastal areas and river basins.

Deltares works for and cooperates with Dutch government, provinces and water boards, international governments, knowledge institutes and market parties. The institute is located in two cities: Delft and Utrecht.

Deltares stands for the right balance between consultancy and research at both the national and international levels. We are concerned with areas where economic development and population pressure are high, where space and natural resources both above and below the surface have to be used and managed in multi-functional and intensive ways.

Background of the participating institutes
WL | Delft Hydraulics is actively involved with water-related issues worldwide, whilst GeoDelft focuses on issues in the field of geo-engineering. TNO Built Environment and Geosciences - Subsurface and Groundwater is active in groundwater management, subsurface/soil remediation and the management and use of the subsurface domain. The Department of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) is engaged in providing flood protection and safeguarding adequate supplies of clean water for all users. Rijkswaterstaat has transferred knowledge development for delta issues to Deltares.

Deltares has three offices:

  • Hydraulic Engineering in Delft and Marknesse
  • Geo-engineering in Delft
  • TNO Built Environment and Geosciences - Subsurface and Groundwater in Utrecht

results in other services

  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)
  • European Cruise programmes (EuroFleets)
  • Ocean going Cruise programmes (POGO)
  • EMODnet Ingestion Service

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Collating centre
National Oceanographic Data Committee (NODC)
Latest update
17 October 2018 1:16:32 PM