River deltas are a critical coastal habitat, however, they are facing continuous threats such as increased erosion, flooding risk, and shrinking salt marshes and mangroves. This has become a global problem which requires international cooperation to find solutions.
Mega Delta Working Group
The Mega-Delta Programme will study the present status and threats facing 25 globally representative deltas, create methodologies for new blueprints including critical characteristics and the sustainability of the delta system and their capacity to support regional development for deltas having different physical processes and ecological and economic value.
The overall objective of the programme is to support sustainable development in delta regions.
Decade Challenges Addressed
Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity.
Increase community resilience to ocean hazards.
Skills, knowledge and technology for all.
Our Lead Institution
State Key Laboratory for Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC – East China Normal University)
East China Normal University (ECNU), founded in October 1951, is recognized as one of Shanghai’s top public research universities under the patronage of the Ministry of Education, and is included in China’s national education projects, “Project 211” and “Project 985”. ECNU has 29 full-time schools and colleges related to social science, art, education, earth science, life science and technology.
Mega Delta Working Group News
ECNU SKLEC’s Mega-Delta Program endorsed by UN Ocean Decade
On June 8, 2021, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC)’s Mega-Delta program was listed as one...
The International Joint Laboratory on Estuaries and Coasts is Officially Launched
The Kick-off Meeting for the International Joint Laboratory on Estuaries and Coasts (IJLEC), which is led by the State...
The 1st International Symposium on Digital Twin of Estuarine and Coastal System has been held
The 1st International Symposium on Digital Twin of Estuarine and Coastal System, hosted by the State Key Laboratory of...