The Hub is under construction at Murighiol on the edge of the Danube Delta in Romania.
As headquarters of DANUBIUS-RI, it will provide leadership, management, administration and governance, coordination, communication and standardisation activities. It will be in charge of strategic planning, scientific evaluation, scientific endorsement, connectivity to the Data Centre, coordination with the Technological Transfer Office, Nodes and Supersites and dissemination of research outputs.
The Hub will contain the administrative building of DANUBIUS-RI, office space for managers and scientists, meeting/lecture rooms, conference halls, library, local IT Centre and storage facilities. It will also provide accommodation for scientists, technical and administrative staff, students and visitors. The Director General and senior staff of the ERIC will be based at the Hub. The buildings will use the latest standards of green management strategies for water and energy supply and waste water treatment.
The Hub will also have key scientific and educational capabilities, including acting as the Hosting Laboratory for the Danube Delta Supersite and facilitating access to the Lower Danube and Black Sea. It will be an Accredited Service Provider for the Nodes.