Partners and International Advisory Board

The project, which started in September 2015 and runs until August 2019, has brought together 24 partners and nine associated partners selected on the basis of their specialism and ability to contribute to the various tasks and deliverables. Excellent teamwork is required to manage the project. A multidisciplinary Management Team has been put in place to run the HYDRALAB+ project: Frans Hamer (Deltares The Netherlands and Project Coordinator), Professor Agustín Sánchez-Arcilla, (UPC Spain), Dr James
Sutherland (HR Wallingford United Kingdom), Dr Stuart McLelland (UHULL United Kingdom) and Dr Björn Elsäßer (DHI Denmark). The coordination and operational aspects of the ‘Transnational Access’ are managed by Mark Klein Breteler (Deltares). Herman Scholten (Deltares) is taking care of overall finance and administrative issues..

Map of Partners


  1. Deltares - Delft, The Netherlands
  2. Aalto - Aalto Univeristy, Aalto, Finland
  3. Cedex - Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas, Madrid, Spain
  4. CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Gernoble, France
  5. DHI - Hørsholm, Denmark
  6. GeoEcomar - The National Institute for Research and Development of Marine Geology and Geoecology, Bucarest, Romania
  7. HR Wallingford - Wallingford, UK
  8. HSVA - Hamburgische Schiffbau Versuchsanstalt, Hamburg, Germany
  9. IAHR - International Association for Hydro-Environement Engineering and Research, Madrid, Spain
  10. IBWPAN - Instytut Budownictwa Wodnego Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Gdansk, Poland
  11. IFREMER - Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer, Brest, France
  12. Loughborough University - Loughborough, UK
  13. LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisbon, Portugal
  14. Leibniz University Hannover (FZK) - Hannover, Germany
  15. NERC-NOC - National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
  16. NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim, Norway
  17. Samui - Banbury, UK
  18. UABDN - university of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
  19. University of Catania, Catania, Italy
  20. UCAN - University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
  21. University of Hull - Hull, UK
  22. UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech, Barcelona, Spain
  23. University of Porto, Porto,Portugal
  24. University Twente, Twente, The Netherlands

Associated partners:

  1. Aker Arctic - Helsinki, Finland
  2. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki -Thessaloniki, Greece
  3. Artelia - Grenoble, France
  4. EPFL - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  5. Flanders HR - Flanders Hydraulics Research, Antwerp, Belgium
  6. University of Coimbra - Coimbra, Portugal
  7. Marintek - Trondheim, Norway
  8. Plymouth - Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK
  9. Polytechnic University of Bari, Bari, Italy

Networking, bridging the gap between science and practice

To target wider interactions, a set of thematic workshops for stakeholders are organized during the half yearly ‘HYDRALAB+ Workshop Events’. HYDRALAB+ is bridging the gap
between scientists, who are working on new developments, manufacturers of hi-tech measurement technics, policy makers and end-users (consultants, contractors) that can
make use of the project achievements. Special attention is paid to the hi-tech optical and acoustic measurement techniques that can be used across a range of laboratory facilities. Representatives of industry are invited to attend the experiments and to obtain a fruitful two-way interaction.

International Advisory Board

This independent Board monitors the quality of the services and implement improvements where necessary and is advising the Management Team. The Board includes both European and non-European members: Professor Peter A. Davies (UK and chairman), Dr. Ksenia Kosobokova (Russia), Karla González Novion (Chili), Dr. Yoshiaki Kuriyama (Japan), Ad van Os (NL) and Professor Ole Madsen (USA).