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Supersites are the components of the DANUBIUS-RI distributed Research Infrastructure which will be the test beds of the DANUBIUS-RI scientifically excellent ideas, areas where the developed concepts will be refined and verified. They will provide natural laboratories for observation, research, modelling and innovation at locations of high scientific importance and opportunity, covering RS systems from river source to transitional waters and coastal seas. Ranging from the near pristine to the heavily impacted, the Supersites will be selected to provide contrasting systems across environmental, social and economic gradients that have been impacted, to varying degrees either directly or indirectly, by industrialisation, urbanisation, population expansion, land use change and farming. They   will provide interdisciplinary research platforms and identify, model and define system states and conditions for naturally and anthropogenically triggered transitions in the physical, biogeochemical and biological states. They will provide excellent opportunities to undertake social and economic investigations in contrasting settings.

Architecture established for 10 supersites:

 

Middle Rhine

German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) at Karlsruhe, in collaboration with the -Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG, Koblenz),

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Huber

Project Manager Middle Rhine Supersite

Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW), Karlsruhe

+49 721 9726-2030

danubius@baw.de

Dr. Martin Struck

Coordinator Middle Rhine Supersit

Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW), Karlsruhe

+49 721 9726-3126

danubius@baw.de

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Guadalquivir Estuary

Seville Port Authority, Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Antonio Bejarano Moreno

Head of the Environment Division (Project Manager Guadalquivir estuary Supersite)

+34 954 24 73 00

abejarano@apsevilla.com

Ángel Pulido Hernández

Director (Coordinator Guadalquivir estuary Supersite)

+34 954 24 73 00

direccion@apsevilla.com

www.puertodesevilla.com

www.puertodesevilla.com/en/the-port/location-and-access

 

Tay Catchment

 

Thames Estuary

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, UK

Dr. Mike Bowes

(Thames Estuary Supersite Manager)

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, UK

+44 1491 692255

mibo@ceh.ac.uk

 

Nestos

 

Po Delta

 

Elbe North-Sea

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GmbH (Hereon),

Dr. Jana Friedrich

+49 4152 87 1891

danubius@hereon.de

Max-Planck Strasse 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

www.danubius-ri.de

 

Ebro Lobregat

 

Danube Delta

 

Rhine/Meuse Delta