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PREPARATORY PHASE FOR THE PAN-EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DANUBIUS–RI “THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES ON RIVER-SEA SYSTEMS

Deliverables

Online lectures

Three short (30 min) lectures about Functioning of River-Sea Systems, Ecosystem services of river-sea systems, Anthropogenic impacts on River-Sea systems will be produced. These will be made in collaboration with activities in WP9. The deliverable will be fulfilled by Month 31.

Implementation of application interfaces - final version

This report presents the implementations of the interfaces and services, and provides templates for associated organisations to provide compatible and standardised services that intermesh with those of the core. The recommendations from Task 8.2 provide the foundation, while taking account of the capabilities, existing facilities and preferences of contributing partners. A demonstration of these interfaces will serve to enable the ICT e-infrastructure and e-learning centre described in T5.8., including a virtual research environment for research applications, development and innovation as well as education applications. The first version is due in Month 18 and the final one in Month 36.

DANUBIUS-RI ontology reference document - final

Communication difficulties originate to a large extent from the ‘jargon’ used in the different communities. For the success of the RI it is crucial to start building towards using a commonly understood jargon, i.e. a common language. This report will be a thesaurus of terms and their understanding, which will provide the commin understanding and will thus support to bridge the gap between science disciplines as well as the gap between scientists and policy makers, water managers and entrepreneurs. The first version is due in Month 4 and the final one in Month 36.

Review report on environmental, societal and policy challenges in on river-sea systems and emerging research and legislation needs - final version

This report comes out from task 2.2. led by UOB. This report will contain information on environmental, societal and policy challenges all over the catchment areas from countries/regions participating to this consortium. Furthermore, it will be sought if these challenges are also “valid” for other areas as DANUBIUS-RI will not be a network of “isolated islands” but a driver of environmental&social development. First report is due in Month 18 and the final, updated version will be due in Month 36

Final report on DANUBIUS Commons principles

This report will be the final version of Danubius Commons. It will include Principles and Criteria of quality and that will be generally accepted by all partners and will become the quality standards for the future RI development. The final version will be revised together with partners, critics and suggestions will be included after a thorough analysis. This final version will be widely disseminated towards scientific communities. This deliverables includes the establishment of a quality assurance panel (QAP) to supervise the criteria for the involvement of high level methodologies and expertise. The QAP comprises all node leaders. This Deliverable is due in Month 20.

DANUBIUS-RI professional training program module

Under- and post-graduate courses will be reviewed to determine gaps in course content and the number of suitably qualified graduates currently being trained. This, in combination with consultation with policy-makers and relevant industries, will be used to inform the development of a common language educational training module (methodology for trans-disciplinary/trans-boundary). This process will underpin development of a short-course for current professionals as part of their Continuous Professional Development (CPD). This will be delivered through DANUBIUS-RI. The Deliverable will be submitted in Month 24.

Working document on research needs in river-sea systems, actors and events for science developments, relevant for the innovation process of DANUBIUS-RI - final version

Under the coordination of HZG and UOB, the consortium will deliver a working paper on R&D needs in river-sea systems, which will update the scientific plan of DANUBIUS-RI. This deliverable will feed also WP 6, where is dedicated to setting up the DANUBIUS-Commons standards, in particular Task 6.1. led by USTIR. All participants will contribute to this deliverable. The Deliverable first draft is due in Month 6 and the final form will be submitted in Month 18.

e-IRG interaction plan and report - final

This report will describe how DANUBIUS-RI enables two-way interaction with e-IRG to identify and implement recommendations and best practices towards development of the project’s e-infrastructure to fit the end-user’s needs. The report will also present all the results of the meetings between DANUBIUS-RI and e-IRG experts following the before mentioned topics. The first version of the Deliverable is due in Month 12 and the final one in Month 36.

Strategic Science and Innovation Agenda underpinning the technical and organisational design of DANUBIUS-RI - final report

This document is among the most important ones in this project. There will be a double leadership for this deliverable (HZG and UOB) but all consortium members will be heavily involved in this agenda. The two leaders will join their efforts to coordinate all participants as well as to “process” and information received from several sources (e.g. science community, users, etc.). The team working in this task and subsequently for this deliverable will establish links with WP 5 and WP 6. First report is due in Month 24 and the final, updated version will be due in Month 36.

DANUBIUS-RI masters training programme module

This deliverable presents the framework of a master programme that will follow the DANUBIUS-RI scientific agenda. This will be delivered through DANUBIUS-RI and would be offered to current Masters / CPD programmes to enhance these courses and would see participants attend residential courses (knowledge transfer). This could be delivered as part of structured existing programmes summer schools or operationalised by ongoing EU initiatives. The Deliverable will be submitted in Month 33.

Metadata description and formalizing documentation procedures

The report will formalize the basic principles and requirements for metadata description (INSPIRE compatibility, keywords, geo-location and parameters are particularly important) and the quality of the resources stored. Where a community has an established methodology, it will be referred to. The report is due in Month 12.

Report on quality assurance procedures in the future DANUBIUS-RI

This Deliverable builds on the Deliverable 6.6 and – as the previous one - contains the categories of benchmarking relevant for DANUBIUS-RI (e.g. processes, technologies, products, cooperation and progress). A procedure will be developed to guarantee the permanent high quality of the RI outputs and their compatibility with other RIs. This procedure will also include a proposal for a methodology on how “high quality” and “excellence” are permanently checked and – when needed – upgraded. Besides this quality reviewing methodologies, the report will also include means of adding quality control methodologies for processes that may have not been included in the initial design of the RI. A procedure will be developed to guarantee that DANUBIUS-RI will integrate the impacts on European and local environmental policy into the whole process, from the establishment of the DANUBIUS-RI infrastructure to the operational phase. Means to measure and promote the impact of the RI on society and related policies will also be included. This Deliverable will be finished in Month 36.

Set of statutes for the legal entity

The Statutes of the future legal entity of DANUBIUS-RI will be drafted by the lawyers to be specifically employed by the consortium and modified / updated / tailored during several rounds of discussions with consortium members – funding agencies representatives. The statutes will be submitted in Month 32.

Communication reports

Communication reports refers to communication within the consortium. Such a large team can be managed only by ensuring constant communication among people and mediating – if it will be the case – some misfortunate events / discussion. The project coordinator (together with its coordination team) will ensure smooth communication and report to them as well as to the EC how these events where chaired / mediated / etc.

Report of the governance structure of the RI

The legal structure of DANUBIUS-RI will be decided by the members of the consortium after consultation of stakeholders (government representatives) from countries participating to this project. Keeping in mind that the members of an RI legal structure are NOT research organisations but countries consultation and visa from appropriate stakeholders (governments) is required. This report will include also the detailed description on the future management bodies, number of persons involved, number of votes, membership, possibility to join and to withdraw the consortium. The report is due in Month 30.

DANUBIUS-RI strategy on Human Resources for Researchers - final

This report presents the HR strategy for researchers that will work for DANUBIUS-RI and how the DANUBIUS-RI HR policy will be complying with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The first version will be submitted in Month 12 and the final one in Month 18.

Final Report on vision for the future of DANUBIUS-RI, including principles and criteria for evolving the individual components

This report will present the vision on how DANUBIUS-RI will look in the future, beyond the Preparatory Phase – and how changes may occur during the Operation Phase. Any new changes must reflect the need to respond to future needs. Several criteria will be presented but enough flexibility will be also included in order to allow particular issues to be included. An initial version will be made available in Month 26 and the final one in Month 36.

Guidance for involving stakeholders

This report will present a mechanisms (including tools and approaches) that involve stakeholders, including citizens, to support advancement of the state-of-the-art scientific understanding of river–sea systems. It also addresses the mechanisms to effectively incorporate their findings (feedback). The report is due in Month 33.

Report on the relationship between any component part of the RI that is outside the legal entity, and the legal entity

DANUBIUS-RI will comprise components which will have 2 legal positions: either part of the ERIC, or in close connection with the ERIC but maintaining the previous legal position (mainly in the case of existing components). In each case, detailed legal agreements must be developed to understand how all the elements will interact in harmony, ensuring the DANUBIUS-RI sustainability. The deliverable is due in Month 24.

DANUBIUS-PP Project video

DANUBIUS-RI video will be made under the coordination of HCMR by a specialised company subcontracted for this purpose. It will present how DANUBIUS-RI will look like, what achievements will be obtained in the future. It will be available via project webpage as well as from social media that will be used by the project.

Short Documentary on DANUBIUS-RI

A documentary will be produced in providing the vision, function and importance of DANUBIUS-RI in the study of river sea systems. It will be finalized by Month 34.

Project web page including a special area for partners

The project web page is an essential tool for any project. Such a tool contains general presentation of DANUBIUS-PP (for the wider audiences / general public). The webpage contains also an intranet sections were project partners can upload deliverables (in draft and final form) data and information related to the project, etc. This deliverable also contains information on activities related to construction and operationalisation of social media, as mentioned in Task 10.6 (facebook, twitter, linkedIN, Research Gate, Instagram). HCMR will be responsible with these aspects but the launching of pages in social media will be done in this task.

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Publications

Advancing integrated research on European river–sea systems: the DANUBIUS-RI project

Author(s): C. Bradley, M. J. Bowes, J. Brils, J. Friedrich, J. Gault, S. Groom, T. Hein, P. Heininger, P. Michalopoulos, N. Panin, M. Schultz, A. Stanica, I. Andrei, A. Tyler, G. Umgiesser
Published in: International Journal of Water Resources Development, 2017, Page(s) 1-12, ISSN 0790-0627
DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2017.1399107

Assessment of the interaction between surface- and groundwater after the diversion of the inner delta of the River Danube (Hungary) using multivariate statistics

Author(s): B. Trásy, J. Kovács, I.G. Hatvani, T. Havril, T. Németh, P. Scharek, Cs. Szabó
Published in: Anthropocene, Issue 22, 2018, Page(s) 51-65, ISSN 2213-3054
DOI: 10.1016/j.ancene.2018.05.002

Coastal mixing in multiple-mouth deltas: A case study in the Po delta, Italy

Author(s): Debora Bellafiore, Christian Ferrarin, Federica Braga, Luca Zaggia, Francesco Maicu, Giuliano Lorenzetti, Giorgia Manfè, Vittorio Brando, Francesca De Pascalis
Published in: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Issue 226, 2019, Page(s) 106254, ISSN 0272-7714
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106254

Cross-scale operational oceanography in the Adriatic Sea

Author(s): Christian Ferrarin, Silvio Davolio, Debora Bellafiore, Michol Ghezzo, Francesco Maicu, William Mc Kiver, Oxana Drofa, Georg Umgiesser, Marco Bajo, Francesca De Pascalis, Piero Malguzzi, Luca Zaggia, Giuliano Lorenzetti, Giorgia Manfè
Published in: Journal of Operational Oceanography, Issue 12/2, 2019, Page(s) 86-103, ISSN 1755-876X
DOI: 10.1080/1755876x.2019.1576275