DANUBIUS-RI, the International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems, is a pan-European distributed Research Infrastructure (RI), which is enabling integrated studies of rivers and their catchments, transitional waters such as estuaries, deltas and lagoons, and their adjacent coastal seas.
DANUBIUS-RI regards River-Sea Systems as social-ecological systems, where natural processes and human activities are intertwined. That is why DANUBIUS-RI has chosen an integrated, interdisciplinary and participatory approach in order to enhance the process and system understanding and to enable a sustainable management of River-Sea Systems.
For detailed information please visit the pan-European DANUBIUS-RI
(Map: Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute, 2021; References: Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration - Digitale Bundeswasserstraßenkarte 1:1000000 (DBWK1000), 2019; Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure - Karte W170a, 2021)
Three components are currently being set-up in Germany: Analysis Node, Elbe-North Sea Supersite and Middle Rhine Supersite.
Following German institutions are involved in DANUBIUS-RI:
Institute of Carbon Cycles, Institute of Coastal Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Institute of Coastal Systems Analysis and Modeling
Technische Universität Dresden
Institute of Urban and Industrial Water Management, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Hydromechanics in Dresden
Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute
in Karlsruhe and Hamburg
Federal Institute of Hydrology