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Background Information

Realising the DANUBIUS-RI

A fundamentally new approach to research is needed to advance the goal of better-informed and holistically engaged environmental management of River-Sea Systems, particularly at the freshwater-marine interface. This requires world-leading interdisciplinary research in the freshwater and marine sciences that has immediate societal relevance and impact. The research must span traditional disciplinary and geographic boundaries and be implemented in a consistent and quality assured framework.

Recognizing these needs, the concept of DANUBIUS-RI was developed, positively evaluated and included on the 2016 Roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).

The DANUBIUS-RI Preparatory Phase (DANUBIUS-PP) has developed the structures and processes to ensure that DANUBIUS-RI can deliver an integrated understanding of the functioning of RS systems and address the key societal challenges associated with, and opportunities of, RS systems. DANUBIUS-PP was a three-year project, started in December 2016, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 739562 aiming to raise DANUBIUS-RI to the legal, financial and technical maturity required for successful implementation and development


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 739562.