Excursion ship on the river Elbe (Foto: Jana Friedrich / Hereon)



Start of the Implementation Phase DANUBIUS-IP
The beginning of October 2022 marked the start of the 36-month Implementation Phase Project DANUBIUS-IP, funded by a Horizon Europe grant under the HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-02-02 call. The project aims at intensifying the development of DANUBIUS-RI towards its Operational Phase. Key objectives are, among others, to prepare the governance structure of DANUBIUS-RI (DANUBIUS-ERIC) and to demonstrate the value of the RI through examples of the unique services that it can offer to end-users, based on its Science and Innovation Agenda.

Screenshot Video BAW

Comparing Sediment Measurement Methods in the German Lower Rhine
In the Living-Lab Rhine (LiLaR) project, scientists from different German and Dutch institutes investigate the comparability of standard sediment measurement methods used in the DANUBIUS-RI-Supersites Middle Rhine and Rhine-Meuse Delta. A recently published video provides detailed insights into the related measurement campaign and the investigated methods.
Video of the BAW on own youtube channel (05.04.2022)

Screenshot News Hereon 12/21

Giving freshwater biodiversity a seat at the table
Researchers from 90 scientific institutions around the world have found that research into and protection of freshwater biodiversity lags far behind that of terrestrial and marine areas. They have published a research agenda in the journal Ecology Letters with 15 priorities to better research and protect biodiversity in lakes, rivers and wetlands. One of the authors is Dr. Jana Friedrich, a scientist at the Helmholtz Center Hereon. She leads the Elbe-North Sea Supersite of the pan-European project DANUBIUS-RI.
Hereon News 12/21

Screenshot Blog Küstenforschung 02/21

Award for Dr. Jana Friedrich
Dr. Jana Friedrich has received a special award. With the award of the Order of Cultural Merit of Romania in the field of science for the support of Romanian research and for the essential participation in the development and strategy of DANUBIUS-RI, her commitment was recognized by the Romanian President Klaus-Werner Iohannis.
Article in Weblog Küstenforschung 03/21