Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

World Deltas Network

World Deltas Network

The World Deltas Network is a White Water to Blue Water Partnership Inaugurated October 18, 2004 following recommendations of the Coastal Working Group of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS).

Lower Indus River Delta. Source: NASA

The World Deltas Network is a data, information, and research support service for deltas, to advance integrated science in the coastal zone, spanning physical, biological, and sociological disciplines. It was initiated following recommendations of a Coastal Working Group of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS). Deltas have primarily been studied individually and in separate disciplines to date. But new national and global needs for integrated assessment and ecosystem-based management require integrated and comparative studies. That necessitates building a collaborative research and data network

Research Group

Participants

John J. Kineman (PI), University of Colorado
Dr. Robert Christian, East Carolina University
David M. Clark, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center
Prof. George F. Hart, Louisana State University
Rozita Abdul, Michigan State University
Frank Vacanti, CIRES
James Tamerius, CIRES