The DELIGHT Kick Off Meeting has been held at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, IGSNRR, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS in Beijing on May 10th. Overall, 26 project partners from the Chinese and the German side contributed to the event. Next to researchers from the various institutes contributing to the project, also several CEOs of small and medicum scale enterprises, as well as two stakeholders from the Dongying Municipality were present. Partners decided on the next steps for the upcoming year; amongst others a larger joint field campaign in October. The Kick Off was followed by a trip to the Yellow River Delta on May 11th and 12th.