«DANUBIUS Implementation Phase Project – DANUBIUS-IP», Grant Agreement № 101079778 (01.10.2022 – 30.09.2025)


Program: Horizon Europe, HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-02-02


The purpose and tasks of the project:

DANUBIUS-IP is a coordination and facilitation project to support the ongoing development of “The international center for advanced studies on river-sea systems” (DANUBIUS-RI) – an ecological research infrastructure connecting rivers and seas – at the stage of exploitation.


The aim of the project is to ensure the successful launch of DANUBIUS-ERIC and enable DANUBIUS-RI to move into the operational phase.


The project offers 7 work packages, which together should:

– develop a new RI management structure during the transition to DANUBIUS-ERIC;

– implement the Science and Innovation Agenda with the support of flexible scientific services with quality assurance;

– demonstrate the value of RI through examples of the unique services that RI can offer to end users across Europe and internationally;

– to expand the DANUBIUS-RI community and increase its position in European and international environmental RI;

– ensure broad awareness of DANUBIUS-RI’s potential to have significant social and economic impact.


Expected results:

– Ensure the successful launch of DANUBIUS-ERIC by effectively transitioning from the current management structure to a DANUBIUS-ERIC specific one.

– Developing and strengthening the capacity of DANUBIUS-RI by connecting RI to major relevant European initiatives (such as EOSC), successfully implementing FAIR and open data policies and enabling full connectivity to the virtual world of specific DANUBIUS-RI services.


Project coordinator: The National Research-Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology (GEOECOMAR), Bucharest, Romania.



– Wasserkluster Lunz Biologische Station GmbH, Austria

– Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

– Ustav Vyzkumu Globalni Zmeny AV CR VVI, Czechia

– Universite De Lorraine, France

– Bundesanstalt Fuer Gewaesserkunde, Germany

– Bundesanstalt Fur Wasserbau, Germany

– Helmholtz-Zentrum HEREON, Germany

– Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece

– Dimokritio Panepistimio Thrakis, Greece

– Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary

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

– Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Italy

– Corila – Consorzio Per Il Coordinamento Delle Ricerche Inerenti Al Sistema Lagunare Di Venezia, Italy

– European Multidisciplinary Seafloorand Water Column Observatory – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMSO ERIC), Italy

– Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium, Finland

– Institutul De Chimie Academia De Stiinte A Moldovei, Moldova

– Stichting Deltares, Netherlands

– Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya, Spain

– Autoridad Portuaria De Sevilla, Spain

– Stichting Ihe Delft Institute for Water Education, Netherlands

– National Institute for Research and Development for Biological Sciences, Romania

– The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

– United Kingdom Research and Innovation, United Kingdom

– Plymouth Marine Laboratory Limited, United Kingdom

– Odessa State Environmental University, Ukraine


Project web-site: https://www.danubius-ri.eu/