DANUBIUS RI encompasses a diverse range of Supersites across Europe. The role of this Node is to ensure a high level of consistency and reliability in analytical techniques requiring analytical rigour and quality control to enable a common evaluation and effective comparison between research groups operating at the same Supersites, and other observation and experimental sites, and between the Supersites themselves. This Node, led by the Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (BfG), provides access to state of the art scientific expertise, laboratories, instrumentation and highly innovative methodologies that enable the identification of anthropogenic impacts on aquatic systems and the characterization of their biotic and abiotic processes and interactions. This includes the analytical capability to span across disciplines in geology, hydrology hydromorphology, chemistry, biology, ecotoxicology and hygiene. The Analysis Node is concerned with all parts of a water-groundwater-soil-sediment system and all kinds of samples that may be relevant in the context of research undertaken in the frame of DANUBIUS-RI.
The Node will draw on the BfG expertise and facilities and a series of Accredited Service Providers providing methodological-analytical know-how, instrumentation, services, education and training in all fields of knowledge necessary for the desired complex system and process understanding. All laboratories of the Node operate within the framework of the DANUBIUS Commons with quality systems in place and where possible compliant with ISO17025.