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.
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