The Δ-ENIGMA infrastructure comprises a coherent program of:
- A backbone observation network in a long-term (10-year) deployment at key locations across rivers, estuaries and beach-dune systems. The instruments will measure the slow but cumulative processes during normal and extreme conditions.
- A rapidly deployable set of specialized instruments, to cover floods, droughts and storms.
- Advanced laboratory facilities for experimental biomorphological process studies, to study events and conditions that are presently unobservable in the field.
- A coherent open database of the measurement results, accumulating over the 10-year period, that will support modelling studies and experimental approaches.
- A Productive Knowledge Interaction Facility to boost interactions between biogeomorphology experts, policymakers and delta managers, to quickly bring our new insights to the world.
Δ-ENIGMA consists of five work packages (WPs) with observational/experimental components, and three supporting work packages for data handling, enhancing interactive knowledge production and coordination.
- WP1: Sustained high-resolution field observations in rivers
- WP2: Sustained high-resolution field observations in estuaries
- WP3: Sustained high-resolution field observation on beaches and dunes
- WP4: Observation of extreme events
- WP5: Laboratory equipment for process studies
- WP6: Productive Knowledge Interaction Facility
- WP7: ICT backbone for FAIR data management
- WP8: Project governance