On April 12 2016, DLR together with IGSNRR held an Hand Over Workshop at the Institute for Sustainable Development of the Yellow River Delta of Shandong Province in Dongying. Beside the Director of this main stakeholder institution further stakeholders from the Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve and the Bureau of Land and Resources took part in the hand over ceremony (see group picture). The DELIGHT Information System contains all scientific project results from 3 years of joint research between Germany and China in the fileds of e.g. hydrodynamic and water quality analyses of the Yellow River estuary, detailed quantification of the urbanization in Dongying and prognosis of its future development, the analyses of coastal dynamics and land use changes over the last two decades with respect to food supply for this fast developing river delta region as well as to environmental impacts such as salinization of soils etc. Furthermore, the system provides access to map material related to natural resources of the wetlands, and impacts of industrial development.
In the first part of the workshop participants presented their project results. In the second part the DELIGHT information system was symbolically handed over to the stakeholder institutions. The system was technically implemented on the comprehensive server infrastructure operated by the Bureau of Land and Resources in Dongying, a governmental institution which closely cooperates with the stakeholder institutions.
Fig: Group Picture of the Hand Over Ceremony.