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Past events

 

AMBER ECOSTAT workshop: Tools for Managing Connectivity in European Rivers

WEBMINAR – MARCH, 11, 2020

DANUBIUS - RI attended "AMBER ECOSTAT Webinar" by Jos Brils ( DELTARES, Netherlands), its representative. The Webminar aimed at members of the WFD CIS working group ECOSTAT and other interested stakeholders, addressed the management of connectivity in the context of the Water Framework Directive. The webinar introduced the concept of adaptive barrier management, and selected AMBER tools were presented. The workshop concluded with a review of the results of a questionnaire, panel feedback, and a Q&A session.


In his closing remarks, Carlos Garcia de Leaniz, Swansea University, one of the speakers, pointed out the importance of connectivity, the instruments available for its restoration, as well as the progress made and steps to be done in the future,  in this direction.

 

THE FINAL REVIEW OF DANUBIUS-PP PROJECT

BRUSSELS – JANUARY 28-29, 2020,

 

The final review confirmed the quality of the work performed during the lifetime of the DANUBIUS-PP H2020 Project.

 

On March 16, the EC issued the official letter containing the end of the evaluation of the technical results.

 

One more step taken towards the implementation of DANUBIUS-RI

 

9th EUROLAG Conference on Coastal Lagoons and Transitional Environments, Venice

January 2020

The Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR) of the Italian National Research Council, the Consortium for Lagoon Research (CORILA), and the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari jointly organised the 9th EUROLAG conference devoted to science, research and management issues related to lagoons and transitional areas, which took place on January 20-24 in Venice.


EUROLAG9 featured several environmental research infrastructures covering transitional and coastal environments, including DANUBIUS-RI. Sina Bold (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Germany) presented DANUBIUS-RI based on the recently published Science & Innovation Agenda in a keynote lecture. DANUBIUS-RI was also represented with a booth at the conference informing about DANUBIUS-RI and its services.

 

Every day opened with a keynote lecture from another environmental research infrastructure, such as LifeWatch-ERIC, eLTER and EMBRC-ERIC. Representatives of these four environmental research infrastructures have also come together during EUROLAG9 to discuss how to collaborate in transitional and coastal environments in the future.

 

For more information, e.g. the detailed programme and the book of abstracts, please visit the conference website: www.eurolag9.it

 

UN Decade of Ocean Science Regional Workshop,

Venice January 2020

 

“The regional workshop is part of the design process of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030. It will provide a forum to engage multi-disciplinary stakeholders and provide inputs to the development of the Implementation Plan of the Decade. This workshop dedicated to the Mediterranean region will aim to identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet the Decade's objectives.”

 

Georg Umgießer (Institute of Marine Sciences - National Research Council, Italy) has been invited to contribute to the regional workshop as a panellist in the WG IV: “A safe Mediterranean Sea”. Furthermore, Sina Bold (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Germany) presented DANUBIUS-RI highlighting the identified knowledge gaps and how DANUBIUS-RI can contribute to fill them.

 

For more information on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 please visit the conference website: www.oceandecade.org

 

8th MONGOOS Annual Meeting, Trieste

December 2019


DANUBIUS-RI has been invited to participate in the annual meeting of the Mediterranean Operational Network for the Global Ocean Observing System (MONGOOS), which took place on December 5 in Trieste. Sina Bold (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Germany) presented DANUBIUS-RI with a special focus on the Mediterranean contributions.

 

Science & Innovation Agenda has been published

November 2019

 

DANUBIUS-PP assessed environmental, socio-economic and policy challenges in River-Sea Systems and identified respective knowledge gaps and research needs. This has been based on a literature review and various expert consultations via questionnaires and workshops. The results of this assessment have been developed further into DANUBIUS-RI’s Science & Innovation Agenda. It describes DANUBIUS-RI’s vision, mission and approach, as well as provides a scientific framework for DANUBIUS-RI’s design and highlights DANUBIUS-RI’s research priorities for the first five years. DANUBIUS-PP engaged with different stakeholder and user communities by presenting and discussing a draft of the Science & Innovation Agenda in a series of conferences. The Science & Innovation Agenda has been also presented during DANUBIUS-PP’s last General Assembly and Stakeholder Event.

The Science & Innovation Agenda is available here: https://danubius-pp.eu/www/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/DANUBIUS-RI_Science_Agenda_web_version_Dec2019.pdf

 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY of DANUBIUS-PP

Between 18-19 November 2019, at Roma, Italy took place FINAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY of DANUBIUS-PP

https://danubius-pp.eu/7th-general-assembly/

 

Stakeholder Event

20 November 2019 at Rome, Italy took place at Stakeholder Event

 

Workshop

“Synergies and Collaboration Opportunities in Advanced Research for River-Sea Systems”, Bucharest, 3 October 2019

 

On 3rd of October 2019, National Institute of R&D for Biological Sciences and Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation organized the event ”SYNERGIES AND COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES IN ADVANCED RESEARCH FOR RIVER-SEA SYSTEMS”, held under the Romanian Presidency of EUSDR. .Danubius-RI role and contribution to regional and European, was one of the main themes proposed development
The main goal of the event was targeted considering both the European context of regional cooperation ensured by EUSDR and DANUBIUS-RI EFRI project, which is an EUSDR flagship project, and envisaged the exchange of good practice and identification of new collaboration opportunities for research of excellence in river-sea systems.


http://www.incdsb.ro/en/noutati-evenimente/evenimentul-intitulat-sinergii-si-oportunitati-de-colaborare-in-cercetari-avansate-pentru-sisteme-rauri-mari/

Was adopted a common declaration on “Biodiversity conservation, ecological and environmental quality” see here: http://www.incdsb.ro/wp-content/uploads/Common_declaration_2019.pdf

 

Conference

Romanian Academy National Strategy on Research and Innovation for Romanian Danube Region – EUSDR, 11 July 2019

 

Conference was organized by Romanian Academy. DANUBIUS-RI project, flagship of EUSDR  was presented in this context. http://www.incdsb.ro/en/noutati-evenimente/conferinta-strategia-nationala-in-domeniul-cercetarii-si-inovarii-pentru-regiunea-dunarii-romania-suerd-academia-romana/

 

Lifewatch Community Meeting

Between May 27-29, 2019 in Rome, Italy, there is the first meeting on the topic: Biodiversity & Ecosysmem Theory, Marine Biodiversity & Ecosystem Functioning, Data, Modeling & Supporting Disruptive Technologies organized by Lifewatch Community Meeting. The event is attended by Dr. Simona Litescu from INCDSB

 

KPI & Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

held in CNR-ISMAR headquarters between February 13th and 15th, 2019

 

The KPI & Stakeholder Engagement workshop held in CNR-ISMAR headquarters in Venice, Italy, between  February 13th and 15th.

 

The first day was dedicated to the definition of  Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for DANUBIUS-RI, taking into  consideration the recommendations from ESFRI and the OCDE, among others.  The second and third day were dedicated to building up a strategy for addressing DANUBIUS-RI stakeholders: businesses, charities, public  authorities and public at large

 

Conference

„Umwelt 2018“, Münster, Germany 9-12 September 2018.

Link: https://www.uni-muenster.de/GeoPalaeontologie/Geologie/Angewandte/Umwelt2018/welcome.html

 

DANUBIUS was involve with a poster presentation  „DANUBIUS-RI: Die Europäische Forschungsinfrastruktur zur Untersuchung von Fluss-Meer Systemen“, authors: Katharina Schütze, Sina Bold, Jana Friedrich und Lars Düster


The topics of the conference include new analytical techniques and methods as well as their applications in an environmental-chemical and ecotoxicological context, the occurrence and behaviour of pollutants and trace substances in surface water, groundwater, soil, sediments and air, their enrichment, transformation and effect on terrestrial and aquatic organisms under consideration of different mechanisms of action and test methods as well as concepts of evaluation and regulation. (Homepagetext, Umwelt Conference)

 

DANS project partners meeting with local authorities from Tulcea

On 20 – 21 of September 2018, the National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences organized a meeting with local authorities from Tulcea County. The goal of the meeting was to present the Hub’s project of the future International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems (DANUBIUS-RI) which will be located in Murighiol, as well as the benefits of the local development.


http://dans-suport.ro/index.php/en/2018/09/26/dans-project-partners-meeting-with-local-authorities-from-tulcea/

 

Workshop

“Presentation of the Center for Advanced Studies DANUBIUS-RI that will contribute to the sustainable development of the Danube Delta” 22-23 November 2018, Tulcea, Romania

 

Danube Delta National Institute for Research & Development organized in the period November 22-23, 2018 the „DANS” workshop “Presentation of the Center for Advanced Studies that will contribute to the sustainable development of the Danube Delta” which was integrated into a major event of DDNI at the 2nd edition: “Stakeholder’s dialogues on sustainable development strategies: lessons, opportunities, case studies “under the patronage of the Ministry of Research and Innovation. One of the roles of the workshop was the awareness of local authorities, SMEs and NGOs on the importance of the project for the proper implementation of their specific activities.

 

The presentation of the stage of realization of the DANS project

On 28 November 2018 took place, at the headquarters of the Permanent Representation of Romania at the EU, the presentation of the stage of realization of the DANS project, a support project for the Romanian components of DANUBIUS-RI. The project is implemented by a consortium formed of INCD for Biological Sciences Bucharest – coordinator, INCD Geoecomar, INCD Danube Delta, University of Galati and Romanian Academy.

 

12th Steering Committee and 5th Board of Governmental Representatives Meeting in Geesthacht and Hamburg, Germany

September, 2019

 

More than 30 people have been working towards establishing DANUBIUS-RI on September 17-20 in and around Hamburg. Thanks to the DANUBIUS-PP Steering Committee and Board of Governmental Representatives for their valuable contributions. It was a pleasure hosting you at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht directly at the Elbe.

 

 

 

Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science, Vienna

September, 2019

 

The Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) hosted the Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science (ISRS) from Sep 8 to 13 in Vienna under the theme “Riverine landscapes as coupled socio-ecological systems”. Chris Bradley (University of Birmingham, UK) convened the session “Rivers: from Source to Sea”, which has been inspired by DANUBIUS-RI. Sina Bold (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany) gave an overview about “DANUBIUS-RI: A pan-European Research Infrastructure for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems” and Chris Bradley focussed on “key challenges in developing a research infrastructure spanning freshwater and marine systems” in the UK. Besides these two talks, Jana Friedrich (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany) contributed a poster about “river-born and climate drivers control summer hypoxia on the North-Western Black Sea Shelf”. You can download the book of abstracts here. The next ISRS symposium will take place in August 2021 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada under the theme "Rivers of the Anthropocene".

 

 

Water Innovation Europe 2019, Brussels

June, 2019

 

“With over 200 participants from all around Europe, Water Europe’s annual conference “Water Innovation Europe” has grown to become the landmark event of the European water value chain every summer. The event brings together all the aspects of the sector: scientists and technology developers, utility representatives, large water users, European Public authorities, civil society organizations and finance experts. Water Innovation Europe offers an open platform for information gathering and networking among the most influential stakeholders from within and beyond the water sector.”

 

On June 12-13, Sina Bold (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Germany) and Mike Bowes (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, United Kingdom) participated in Water Innovation Europe in Brussels. DANUBIUS-PP was one of the exhibitors during the conference and was highlighted as such in on- and offline conference materials. The DANUBIUS-PP booth included roll-ups, video, flyers and brochures. Sina Bold and Mike Bowes engaged with interested visitors by providing more information, discussing needs and potential services, also by going through the DANUBIUS-PP stakeholder questionnaire.

 

Towards DANUBIUS-RI’s Science and Innovation Agenda – Workshop in Hamburg

May, 2019

 

On May 23-24, WP2 organised a workshop in Hamburg dedicated to the finalisation of DANUBIUS-RI’s Science & Innovation Agenda (SIA). The lead authors of the thematic groups, who contributed to the draft of the SIA, participated in the workshop. On day 1, they discussed how to address the recommendations of the external reviewers, and how DANUBIUS-RI may address current global megatrends with respect to River-Sea Systems. They worked in groups to identify DANUBIUS-RI's research priorities for the first five years of its operation. On day 2, they worked on the example “eutrophication” to identify what DANUBIUS-RI can provide to enable research in this area (e.g. facilities, data and expertise). This could be the basis for DANUBIUS-RI’s implementation strategy, which should be further developed during the next phase.

 

DANUBE COOPERATION FORUM

11-12 April 2019 , “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galaţi, Romania

 

During the plenary discussions, the following topics were addressed:

1. Economic Opportunities in the Danube region

2. Education and academic cooperation in the Danube region;

3. EU funding opportunities in the Danube region;

4. Local authorities cooperation in the Danube region;

5. DANUBIUS – RI and environmental agenda.

 

Danube Cooperation Forum in the Danube region adopted the FINAL JOINT DECLARATION at the end of the works (Galaţi, April 12, 2019).

 

Integrative Studies of River-Sea Continuum at General Assembly of European Geosciences Union, Vienna

April 2019

 

Based on the success of last year, the session "Integrative Studies of the River-Sea Continuum" has been continued at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) from April 7 to 12, 2019 in Vienna. Several scientists associated with DANUBIUS-RI contributed to the set-up of this session last year. According to convener Jana Friedrich, the session aims to bring together the freshwater, coastal and marine community, thus clearly embracing the DANUBIUS-RI vision.

 

On April 8, about 35 scientists from all over the world joined the session to listen and discuss to the results presented in seven talks. The talks ranged from presenting the state-of-the-art of DANUBIUS-RI’s Science & Innovation Agenda, over assessing the effects of different human activities in the Mekong, Danube, Elbe and Scheldt, to engaging citizens in the Danube delta to validate hydrodynamic models. For example, van der Vegt et al. linked anthropogenic activities to salt intrusion in the Mekong delta, Pein et al. showed the effects of climate change and other human impacts in the Elbe estuary, Trauner et al. presented drivers, pressures and states for migratory fish the Danube, and van Dijk et al. assessed the effects of dredging and disposal activities in the Scheldt estuary.

 

Afterwards 10 posters associated with the session were presented in a big hall, where interested scientists could chat with one of the authors of the individual posters. For example Friedrich et al. showed how river-borne and climate drivers are influencing hypoxia in the NW Black Sea, Maicu et al. presented how salt intrusion may change in the Po river delta in the future due to climate change, and Mathre et al. outlined how citizens measured water depth and velocity in the Danube delta to validate associated hydrodynamic models. You can view the full session description as well as the list of talks and posters, which have been presented in the session here.

 

DANUBIUS-RI was also represented at the environmental research infrastructures (ENVRI) community booth e.g. during the lunch talks introducing the research infrastructures, and explaining how their data and services help to respond to grand challenges. On April 9, Debora Bellafiore highlighted the areas DANUBIUS-RI can contribute to better understand and adapt to effects of climate change and extreme events in River-Sea Systems. On April 11, Sina Bold presented DANUBIUS-RI guided by the Science & Innovation Agenda, and Jana Friedrich showed why we need both short-term and long-term observations to untangle effects from climate change and other human pressures in River-Sea Systems.

 

Thanks to the scientists, who presented orals and posters, as well as to the science community for their interest, questions and comments during this session. We are looking forward to the General Assembly of the EGU in 2020, as well as to many interesting contributions and respective discussions in the session “Integrative Studies of the River-Sea Continuum”.

Your Session Conveners:

 

Jana Friedrich (HZG, Germany), Debora Bellafiore (ISMAR-CNR, Italy), Andrea D'Alpaos (University of Padova, Italy), Panagiotis Michalopoulos (HCMR, Greece) & David Todd (HR Wallingford, UK)

 

 

 

ENVRIplus Staff Exchange in Kiruna, Sweden

March, 2019

 

ENVRIplus is a Horizon 2020 project bringing together Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures (RIs), projects and networks together with technical specialist partners to create a more coherent, interdisciplinary and interoperable cluster of Environmental Research Infrastructures across Europe (www.envriplus.eu). ENVRIplus offers a Staff Exchange Programme to cross-fertilize ideas and experiences of RI related staff and promote knowledge transfer of new technologies, best practices, protocols, approaches and policies of RIs.

 

DANUBIUS-PP has been invited to participate in an ENVRIplus Staff Exchange about access provision. On March 19-22, Sina Bold (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Germany) and Viorel Ungureanu (National Institute of Marine Geology and Geoecology (GeoEcoMar), Romania) participated in this ENVRIplus Staff Exchange in Kiruna, Sweden. The overall objective of the staff exchange was to share experiences and thoughts on best governance/management dynamics for interdisciplinary access provision.

 

Sina Bold presented DANUBIUS-PP and DANUBIUS-RI to the representatives of the other participating RIs (ACTRIS, EISCAT 3D, EUFAR, FIXO3, SIOS). The ENVRIplus staff exchange included to share knowledge to facilitate interdisciplinary access provision, experiences that could lead to policy development for access provision, best practices on coordination and communication to attract users, as well as ways of engaging users in access provision. In general, the ENVRIplus staff exchange was a good opportunity to learn from more advanced RIs in the ENVRI community.

 

 

Towards DANUBIUS-RI’s Science & Innovation Agenda – Workshop in Hamburg

September, 2018

 

The workshops were organised by WP2 and hosted by Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research. The participants prioritised challenges and research needs, and developed a list of potential services for DANUBIUS-RI during the workshops.
Based on feedback to the working document on research needs in River-Sea Systems, discussions during the workshops and input from thematic expert writing teams, a preliminary draft of DANUBIUS-RI’s Science & Innovation Agenda has been developed.

 

6th ENVRI Week in Zandvoort, Netherlands

May 2018

 

Michael Schultz (GEM), Franck Brottier (EUROPP), Miklos Bulla (SZE), Katharina Schütze (BAFG) and Sina Bold (HZG) participated in the 6th ENVRI week in Zandvoort (Netherlands), which took place from May 14 to 18, 2018. ENVRI week is organised two times a year by ENVRIplus. ENVRIplus is a Horizon 2020 project bringing together Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures (RIs), projects and networks together with technical specialist partners to create a more coherent, interdisciplinary and interoperable cluster of Environmental Research Infrastructures across Europe (www.envriplus.eu).

 

Additionally, Franck Brottier, Miklos Bulla and Katharina Schütze participated in a (1) Training/Workshop for RI Management staff, focussing on how to build a sustainable governance and funding model for RIs. Katharina Schütze and Sina Bold participated also in a (2) Communications Workshop, focussing on sharing best practices and boosting the cooperation with industry by improving RI communications strategies, as well as in a (3) Workshop for RI station managers / Station Principal Investigators sharing their experiences, challenges, and solutions on operating a RI site.

 

Successful new session „Integrative Studies of the River-Sea Continuum” at General Assembly of European Geoscience Union

April 2018

 

How are River-Sea Systems functioning? How are they changing due to human pressures? What is the impact of processes in the catchment on marine systems function, and vice versa? These were a few questions, which build the foundation for the new session entitled "Integrative studies of the River-Sea-Continuum" at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), which took place from April 8-13 2018 in Vienna. Several scientists associated with DANUBIUS-RI contributed to the set-up of this session, which clearly embraces the DANUBIUS-RI vision. The session provided a scientific platform for exchange of findings from research that addresses the entire continuum of river and sea. According to the convener Jana Friedrich, the session aims to bring together the freshwater, coastal and marine community.

 

On April 12, about 60 scientists from all over the world joined the session to listen and discuss to the results presented in six talks. The 12 min talks ranged from modelling hydrodynamics and biogeochemical processes in complex River-Sea Systems, over modelling the impacts of extreme events on the associated coastal system, to assessing phytoplankton, carbon and nutrients dynamics, as well as the fate of emerging organic contaminants in River-Sea Systems. For example, Andreas Schöl from the German Federal Institute of Hydrology was glad about the opportunity to show two major related datasets from the Elbe River as well as the Elbe Estuary. Also Matthew Hipsey from the University of Western Australia appreciated the integrated approach of the session: “Usually I have to choose where I present my research. Here I can show everything.”

 

Afterwards over 15 posters associated with the session were presented in a big poster hall, where interested scientists could chat with one of the authors of the individual posters. For example Friedrich et al. gave an overview about DANUBIUS-RI, Bold et al. outlined ideas and plans for the Elbe-North Supersite and Constantinescu et al. presented current trends in water and suspended sediment discharge of some European rivers, which are also covered by DANUBIUS-RI Supersites. We are glad to have been attracted also many contributions from scientists currently outside of the DANUBIUS-PP consortium.

 

You can download the full session description as well as the list of orals and posters, which have been presented in the session here.

Thanks to the scientists, who presented orals and posters, as well as to the science community for their interest, questions and comments during this session. We are looking forward to the General Assembly of the EGU in 2019, as well as to many more interesting contributions and respective discussions in the session “Integrative Studies of the River-Sea Continuum”.

 

Your Session Conveners:

 

Jana Friedrich (HZG, Germany)
Debora Bellafiore (ISMAR-CNR, Italy)
Andrea D'Alpaos (University of Padova, Italy)
Panagiotis Michalopoulos (HCMR, Greece)
David Todd (HR Wallingford, UK)

 

The Supersites /Commons/ 6th Steering Committee Meeting

March 20.-23. 2018 in Koblenz

After the Supersites workshop the German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) hosted a two days DANUBIUS-Commons Workshop as part of the “Preparatory Phase for the Pan-European Research Infrastructure DANUBIUS-RI” project. https://danubius-pp.eu/bfg-hosted-the-supersites-commons-6th-steering-committee-meeting-on-march-20-23-2018-in-koblenz/

 

What are challenges along the tidal part of the Elbe and adjacent North Sea? Workshop for planning future research

March, 2018

 

Elbe and North Sea are of great ecological, economical and societal importance, thus a sustainable management is urgently needed. Therefore we require interdisciplinary knowledge about natural processes in the Elbe-North Sea System, as well as about the effects of anthropogenic activities including climate change.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Institute of Coastal Research, is thus engaging on one hand in the European research infrastructure initiative DANUBIUS-RI („International Centre for Advanced Studies of River-Sea-Systems“) and on the other hand in the national research infrastructure initiative MOSES („Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems“) of the

 

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. The latter is focussing mainly on extreme events. Both research infrastructures are currently planned and/or set-up in the Elbe and North Sea area. The overall aim is to supplement already existing infrastructures and monitoring programmes to develop an enhanced process and system understanding.

 

On March 16, over 60 regional stakeholders followed the invitation from HZG to a Elbe-North Sea Supersite Workshop, to hear about the initiatives DANUBIUS-RI, MOSES and the preliminary plans for the tidal part of the Elbe and the adjacent North Sea. In selected short presentations Tina Sanders, Johanna Irrgeher and Johannes Pein gave an insight into their research. The three Post-Docs from HZG are dealing for example with nitrogen dynamics, with chemical fingerprinting of water and sediment, as well as with modelling of water and sediment dynamics in Elbe and North Sea. Afterwards the participants discussed in smaller groups research needs and questions, as well as corresponding research infrastructure. Issues such as river and coastal engineering, water quality, as well as environmental protection were considered amongst others.

 

It became obvious that for a sustainable management of Elbe and North Sea the whole River-Sea System has to be taken into account. However, this requires a step change in science, policy and society, as well as the cooperation of different stakeholders across disciplinary, regional and national borders.

 

Science & Innovation Agenda Workshop,

January 2018, Bucharest

 

Following discussions during the Steering Committee Meeting in September 2017 in Anavyssos, WP2 organised a workshop to discuss and formulate overarching questions and sharpen the overarching goal of DANUBIUS-RI in support of the Science and Innovation Agenda. The WP2 workshop took place on February 8 and 9, hosted and co-organised by GeoEcoMar in Bucharest.

 

The objectives have been threefold (1) define a Strapline and associated Mission Statement for DANUBIUS-RI, (2) determine how to achieve a “step change” in understanding of River-Sea Systems, and (3) define overarching questions/research topics and specific research questions for individual Supersites. It was agreed that water security, sediment management as well as ecosystem structure and functioning are the major challenges/themes, while keeping the impact of climate change, extreme events as well as river and coastal engineering in mind for all of them.

 

DANUBIUS-RI presented at the 2016 ASEM

Seminar on Urban Water Management in Changsha, China

 

DANUBIUS-RI presented at ICRI 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Stanica (GeoEcoMar) introducing DANUBIUS-RI at the 2016 ICRI Conference in Cape Town, South Africa

 

Symposium “Modern Biotechnologies in Sustainable Development of the Danube Delta”

http://www.incdsb.ro/p/Conference/index.html

The National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Science Bucharest (INCDSB) is organizing, on May 31 – June 2, 2016 at Murighiol, Tulcea, the IUBM (https://iubmb.org/) Conference on Modern Biotechnologies in Sustainable Development of the Danube Delta – STANDArD

 

The Scientific Symposium

Inauguration of the International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems „DANUBIUS-RI” Murighiol, Tulcea County, 23-24 September 2015

 

The president of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation (ANCSI), Tudor Prisecaru, inaugurated on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, in Murighiol, the first module of the Hub of the International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea System (DANUBIUS – RI), a project that was declared by the Romanian Government as “strategic, of national importance for the scientific research domain”.

 

DANUBIUS-RI presentation at launch of ESFRI Roadmap

March 10, 2016


ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) launched its 2016 Roadmap (http://www.esfri.eu/roadmap-2016) today in Amsterdam. It includes six new research infrastructure projects, including DANUBIUS-RI, to fill important gaps in the European research landscape.
At the launch Dr Adrian Stanica, DANUBIUS-RI Project Coordinator, gave a presentation on DANUBIUS-RI.

 

DANUBIUS-RI on ESFRI Roadmap

Brussels, December 8, 2015

 

At its meeting in Brussels, ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) decided to include DANUBIUS-RI as one of the new projects on the 2016 ESFRI Roadmap. This is a landmark for DANUBIUS-RI and will enable us to move forward with detailed planning of the Research Infrastructure and our target of becoming operational in 2022.