Assembling puzzle pieces (Photo: Ina Frings / Hereon)



To bring together river and ocean research, the pan-European DANUBIUS-RI supports integrated research from source to sea by ...

providing access to facilities and equipment for observation, analysis, modelling and socio-economic impact studies; interoperable methods and tools, as well as comparable data in River-Sea Systems;

bringing together interdisciplinary knowledge, to advance process and system understanding, as well as bringing together relevant stakeholders to enhance the management of River-Sea Systems.

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Science & Innovation Agenda

The Science & Innovation Agenda of DANUBIUS-RI provides the scientific basis for the content, development and operation of the research infrastructure. It provides the vision, mission, and conceptual approach of DANUBIUS-RI, as well as the research priorities.

The research program addresses the fundamental challenges in river-sea systems that arise as a consequence of global change. This concerns the influences of climate change, extreme events, and human use on the quantity and quality of water and sediment along the river-sea continuum, ecosystem structure and functioning, and the maintenance of ecosystem services essential to society.

DANUBIUS-RI Science and Innovation Agenda (12,8 MB)

85 Prozent der Erde

85% of Earth's land surface is connected to the ocean by rivers (Bianchi et al. 2013)

DANUBIUS 50 plus 25 Prozent Weltbevölkerung

75% of the world's population is expected to live in the coastal zone by 2025, with many of the remaining living near major rivers (Bianchi et al. 2013)

DANUBIUS 60 Prozent der Erde

60% of the world's international river basins lack a cooperative management framework (UN WWDR4, 2012)