Knowledge and innovation
The mission of Deltares is to develop, acquire, apply and disseminate integral,
multidisciplinary knowledge and knowledge products related to living and working in delta
(coastal, estuarine, and riverine) areas, on an internationally leading level. With this, Deltares
supports public authorities, private parties and society in their operations and ambitions,
related to sustainable development of delta areas: Enabling Delta Life.
Deltares will develop the roles into a balanced mix, enabling a response optimally attuned to different requirements of different stakeholders at different times. The roles in combination provide essential added-value to our stakeholders, and are the pillars in defining strategic targets and operational plans. The roles mutually reinforce each other, and together they cover all stages of the innovation cycle: from developing and acquiring new scientific knowledge to valorisation and validation of new knowledge and models in real world projects.
All of Deltares activities are judged against the following criteria:
- they must create societal value,
- they must contribute to strengthening the Dutch knowledge position on delta-related
- they must advance the international reputation of Deltares as a top institute, and
- they must contribute to financial soundness of Deltares
Download our Strategic Plan 2012 - 2015
Most of the current information on our research programmes is available in Dutch only and contains the following subjects:
- governance (including demand driven arena's)
- innovation programmes
- research programmes
Deltares publishes on a yearly basis the highlights of its R&D programme. These are available on our
Annual Reports webpage.