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We are proud to announce the 3rd HYDRALAB+ Workshop Event.

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The website is open for registration: 

Programme in short:

Monday 15 May:


Tuesday 16 May:

JRA Work sessions to discuss progress and possible bottlenecks. All HYDRALAB+ colleagues involved in on-going JRA activities are welcome to attend.
Introductory Meeting of the International Advisory Board with the HYDRALAB+ MT

Wednesday 17 May:

The plenary Participant Meeting, Technical Field Trip and the traditional HYDRALAB+ dinner. Open for all HYDRALAB+ participants and invited guests.

Thursday 18 May:

Dedicated Workshops on Industry & Innovation and the Advanced Workshop on Joint Research Activity 2 (Cross Disciplinary Observations of Morphodynamics and Protective Structures linked to Ecology and Extreme Events). Open for all Hydralab colleagues and guests to attend.
Meeting (conclusions and recommendations) of the International Advisory Board with the HYDRALAB+ MT

Friday morning 19 May:

Foresight Study Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change. Open for all Hydralab colleagues and special guests.


To register you go to and click on ‘register for event’. At that page you can also invite a guest with the ‘Add an Invited Guest’ button. Work Package leaders should use this button for invited external guests, who will then receive a password to register.

Also Associated Partners are welcome to attend, for whom the travel and subsistence costs (max. 1 person per associated partner) will be paid by the organising Partner (University of Cantabria). This also is the case for invited guests.


Please note that Santander will already be in the tourist high season at the time of this event. We therefore recommend that you make your hotel booking as quickly as possible. You should book your room directly at the hotel.


We are looking forward meeting you in Santander!

Javier Lopez Lara (Organising Team UCAN)
Frans Hamer (Coordinator HYDRALAB+)

New JRA1 results published online

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New JRA1 RECIPE results have now been published online.

We have now added Results from Experiments conducted at HR Wallinford during 2016 to the TASK 8.2: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR REPRESENTING VARIABILITY AND UNSTEADINESS IN FLUME FACILITIES section of the results page, on page

Announcing the 3rd HYDRALAB+ event in Santander, Spain, 15th to 19th May 2017

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The 3rd HYDRALAB+ event will take place Santander, Spain from 15th to 19th May 2017. The website for the event, giving information about the programme, venue, accommodation, travel etc... as well as how to register to attend the event will be published shortly. Please make sure to visit the website soon to register to attend the event!

JRA1 RECIPE Results published online

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New JRA1 RECIPE results have now been published online.

In addition to the TASK 8.5 - INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR SCALING BIOLOGY IN TIME Posters that were already published on the HYDRALAB+ website, an additional brief summary on developing surrogates Biofilms has been published under Task 8.5 on the JRA1 RECIPE Results page.

We have now also added Results from Experiments conducted at LNEC during 2016 to the TASK 8.2: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR REPRESENTING VARIABILITY AND UNSTEADINESS IN FLUME FACILITIES section of the results page, and a page dedicated to theTASK 8.1: CRITICAL REVIEW OF CHALLENGES FOR REPRESENTING CLIMATE CHANGE IN PHYSICAL MODELS report.

HYDRALAB+ Next Generation Researchers Workshop

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HYDRALAB+ is providing an opportunity for PhD students and Early Careers Researchers to participate in a workshop on Scaling issues in hydraulic models and optical measurement techniques. The workshop will include presentations on scaling and optical methods for measurements in fluids.

Participants will get hands-on experience with different measurement techniques in four different laboratory experiments and will learn how to process and analyse data before present their results and interpretations.

The workshop will take place at IMFT (UMR 5502), Toulouse, France on 18-20 January 2017. The techniques covered during the workshop will include: 2D-2C Particle Image Velocimetry, Laser Doppler Anemometry, Ombroscopy, and Altimetry using fringe projection.

If you are interested in participating, please apply by 5th December 2016 using the application form at the web address below. The cost of accommodation and some meals will be included and there is funding available towards travel costs.

Hydralab+ Second Event, Gdansk, November 2016

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To see a 'Storify' timeline of the Hydralab+ Second Event held in Gdansk Poland in November 2016, including:

Day One: JRA 3: FREE DATA workshop
Day 2: Participants meeting and H+ Virtual community
Transnational Access Projects
Policy Workshop: Connecting research to practice
Social dinner on a pirate boat exploring Gdansk harbour
Foresight studies
JRA1: RECIPE progress meeting
JRA2: COMPLEX progress meeting
Field excursion & building a virtual community on #FlumeFriday+ 

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2nd call for proposals open

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The 2nd HYDRALAB+ call for proposals is now open and will be so until 16th December 2016. Please visit the page on the HYDRALAB+ website to view and download the call for proposals, information on the providers and their facilities and the rules and the conditions for eligibility. 

Hydralab+ Virtual Learning Community Video

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First video from the Hydralab+ Virtual Learning Community now available on our Youtube channel (click here). The video focusses on setting up and running tests with the Cohesive Strength Meter (CSM), a compact and versatile device that allows for rapid repeat measurement of sediment stability in the field and laboratory. More videos on new technologies, good practice in experimentation, instrumentation and data analysis in the physical modelling community will be made available as the Hydralab+ project progresses.

2nd HYDRALAB+ event in Gdansk, Poland, 19-23 September 2016

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The second HYDRALAB+ event, that will see all Hydralab+ participants and invited participants meeting to discuss the Hydralab+ project, work already completed and work to be carried out in the near future, will take place in Gdansk, from 19th to 23rd September 2016.

On behalf of the Institute of Hydroengineering of Polish Academy of Sciences (IBW PAN), we kindly invite all HYDRALAB+ participants to this 2nd HYDRALAB+ event.

For this second event, the following schedule is proposed:

Monday 19 September: 13.30 - 17:00 JRA3 Meeting
Tuesday 20 September: 9.00 - 12.30 Participant Meeting
Tuesday 20 September: 13.30 - 17.30 Workshop
Tuesday 20 September: 17.30 - 18.30 TA Meeting
Wednesday 21 September: 9.00 - 12.30 Workshop
Wednesday 21 September: 13.30 - 17.00 Foresight Study Meeting
Thursday 22 September: 9.00 - 12.30 JRA1 Meeting
Thursday 22 September: 13.30 - 17.00 JRA2 Meeting
Friday 23 September 8.30 - 13.00 Excursion

With the participant dinner on Tuesday night and an excursion to coastal sites planned on Friday morning.

Registration for all participants and invited participants is now open on We look forward to welcoming you in Gdansk in September. 

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