Preparatory Phase for the Pan-European Research Infrastructure DANUBIUS-RI “The International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems” – DANUBIUS-PP (2016-2019)



Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme

Proposal number: 739562

Activity: INFRADEV-02-2016 (CSA)



DANUBIUS-PP is a three-year project to raise DANUBIUS-RI (International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems) to the legal, financial and technical maturity required for successful implementation and development. DANUBIUS-RI is a pan-European distributed research infrastructure (RI) building on existing expertise to support interdisciplinary research on river-sea (RS) systems, spanning the environmental, social and economic sciences. It will provide access to a range of RS systems, facilities and expertise, a ‘one-stop shop’ for knowledge exchange,

access to harmonised data, and a platform for interdisciplinary research, education and training.

DANUBIUS-PP will bring together key stakeholders at different levels, and strengthen the consortium through a process of wide engagement. Individual work packages will refine, inter alia, the scientific and innovation agenda, the legal framework, governance and management, and policies for access and data management. The financial requirements of the RI will be refined to assist funding agencies as they consider future spending priorities.

Key deliverables of DANUBIUS-PP include development of the legal and financial agreements for the components of the RI (including Hub, Nodes and Supersites), their governance, and internal organisation which will be confirmed via a Memorandum of Understanding. This preparatory phase project will develop the structures and processes to ensure that the RI strengthens scientific performance by providing a sustainable basis for future operation, delivering key services to the different user communities.



Institutul National De Cercetare-Dezvoltare Pentru Geologie Si Geoecologie Marina GEOECOMAR, RO

Institutul National De Cercertare Dezvoltare Pentru Stiinte Biologice (National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences),  RO

Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii, RO

Agentia de Administrare a Retelei Nationale de Informatica Pentru Educatie si Cercetare, RO

WasserCluster Lunz – Biologische Station GmbH, AT

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BG

Ustav Vyzkumu Globalni Zmeny AV CR VVI, CZ

Europportunities, EE

Universite De Lorraine, FR

Bundesanstalt fuer Gewaesserkunde, DE

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum Fur Material- Und Kustenforschung GMBH, DE

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, EL

Szechenyi Istvan University, HU

University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork, IE

Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, IT

Corila – Consorzio Per il Coordinamento Delle Ricerche Inerenti al Sistema Lagunare di Venezia, IT



Institutul De Chimie Academia De Stiinte A Moldovei, MD

Stichting Deltares, NL

Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya, ES

Autoridad Portuaria De Sevilla, ES

Stichting Ihe Delft, NL

The University of Stirling, UK

The University of Birmingham, UK

Natural Environment Research Council, UK

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Odessa State Environmental University, UA

Democritus University of Thrace, EL