Research vessel Ludwig Prandtl (Photo: Christian Schmid / Hereon)


The DANUBIUS-RI services result from the interplay of various disciplines. This allows to scientifically address the major challenges of River-Sea Systems. Therefore, several categories of services have been developed in DANUBIUS-RI:

Establish and provide access to facilities and equipment for

  • observation (e.g. field equipment, research platforms),
  • analysis (e.g. laboratories),
  • socio-economic impact studies (e.g. innovation lab),
  • modeling (e.g. high-performance computing) of River-Sea Systems.

Develop and provide access to methods and tools, such as

  • algorithms, sensor and machine learning technologies,
  • methods and standards for sampling and analysis,
  • coupled models (e.g. “from catchment to coast”) and “what if?” scenario applications,
  • concepts, methods and tools to support governance, policy-making and management of River-Sea Systems.

Generate and provide access to comparable data in River-Sea Systems, such as

  • earth observation and in situ data over large areas and over time,
  • ex situ data at representative locations over time,
  • modelled data among others to fill gaps from observation and analysis.

Bring together and integrate knowledge to

  • advance process and system understanding,
  • co-create scenarios and solutions with stakeholders,
  • identify research questions with stakeholders for further observation, analysis and modeling.

Exchange and support with/from experts to

  • bundle interdisciplinary expertise,
  • provide training regarding observation and analysis, modeling and socio-economic impact studies in River-Sea Systems.

Further information about the services offered by the components in Germany can be found under under Analysis Node, Elbe-North Sea Supersite and Middle Rhine Supersite