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HYDRALAB+ has been launched through the EU Programme Horizon 2020

HydralabHYDRALAB is an advanced network of 24 hydraulic and hydrodynamic institutes in Europe providing access to major and unique hydraulic and hydrodynamic facilities from across the whole European scientific community. The HYDRALAB+ project has a term of 4 years and will prepare hydraulic and hydrodynamic modelling for the upcoming urgent technical challenges associated with adaptations for climate change. HSVA offers their Arctic Technology facilities to enable “Transnational Access” activities for international groups of researchers to use our unique experimental facilities for research projects and thus enhancing the coherence of the European research community. A call for proposals for “Transnational Access” will be issued within the next 2 months.

The main objectives of HYDRALAB+ are to:

  • Widen the use of and access to major and unique hydraulic and hydrodynamic research infrastructures in the EU and develop instrumentation and testing procedures beyond the present state-of-the-art, for new inter-disciplinary and complex applications such as morphodynamics, hydraulic structures and ice engineering.

  • Research activities will be addressed to the challenges of future global warming and climate change.

  • Reach out to the experimental hydraulic and hydrodynamic research community beyond HYDRALAB in Europe, and the wider world, by involving them in the process of achieving results and by making them directly aware of project achievements.