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International Association for Danube Research

Identification number in the register: 49920343441-85
Registration date: 12/04/2010 17:03:54

The information on this entity was last modified on: 06/04/2014 09:08:12
The date of the last annual update was: 06/04/2014 09:08:12

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

International Association for Danube Research



    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Am Zunderfeld, 12
Wilhering A-4073

(+43) 6763283312

(+43) 727478884

President Office
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thomas Hein
Scientific Managing Dir.
WasserCluster Lunz
Dr. Carl-Kupelwieser-Prom. 5
3293 Lunz/See
phone: +43-7486-20060-40
fax: +43-7486-20060-20

University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management
Max Emanuelstr. 17
1180 Vienna, Austria
phone: +43-1-47654-5229
fax: +43-1-47654-5217

Vice-President Office
Dr Ivana Teodorovic, associate professor
University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics Department of Biology and Ecology
LECOTOX – Laboratory for Ecotoxicology Trg Dositeja Obradovica 2 21000, Novi Sad
Phone: +381-21-485-2690
Fax: +381-21-450-620
Mobile ++381-60-0244-711
Skype ivana.teodorovic
E-mail: and

General Secretary
Dr. Harald Kutzenberger
Am Zunderfeld 12, A-4073
Wilhering, Austria
Mobile: +436763283312

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Hein Thomas


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Sandu Cristina

Expert Group Leader

    Goals / remit

The International Association for Danube Research (IAD) was founded in 1956 with the goal of promoting and coordinating activities in the fields of limnology, water management, and water protection in the Danube River Basin.

With about 400 members, IAD encompasses almost all Danube countries, with 3 National Committees (Austria, Serbia and Romania) and 12 Expert Groups.

The main research topics focus on the following aspects:
- Development of ecological river concepts and models
- Hydro-morphological mapping of the River Danube and its tributaries to identify areas needing restoration
- Habitats and species conservation
- Fish-ecology to ensure sustainable fishery practices
- Interactions between river system, floodplains, and wetland areas
- Identification of additional chemical parameters for water quality monitoring
- Mapping the sapro-biological quality of water bodies
- Long-term studies on the development of invertebrate stocks of Danube ecosystems
- Microbiological and hygienic assessment of the rivers
- Definition of quality targets for local uses of river water on the Middle and Lower Danube
- Nutrient content and trophic state of the River Danube with special reference to the delta and the adjacent part of the Black Sea
- Inventory of aquatic vegetation in the delta, in the main channel, and in the floodplain waters of the River Danube
- Concentrations and ecotoxicity of contaminants in sediments and suspended solids
- Application of ecological short-term and long-term tests for monitoring contaminant concentrations and investigation of lethal and chronic impacts on organisms (bio-accumulation)
- Implementation of automatic bioassay systems for the protection of biocoenoses and early recognition of pollution spills
- Contribution to the implementation of the Sturgeon Action Plan and the DSTF initiative



Environmental protection
Water quality
Reconstruction of the impacted habitats
Species conservation (especially sturgeons)
Mitigation of the anthropogenic impact (navigation, constructions, land use change, over-exploitation, hydromorphological alterations) on natural ecosystems
contribution to several priotity areas of EUSDR
Danube Sturgeon Task Force

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation



    Financial data

01/2012  -  12/2012

25,779 €

25,182 €

15,585 €


9,597 €


597 €


597 €

< 50,000  €

The main sources of support come from member countries and individual members. Furthermore some Eu funded network activities were started in 2011.

The relevant fields of activities are up to now 39 international biannual conferences (eg. 2008 Chishinau, 2010 Dresden, 2012 Szentendre), grants for scientists, travel costs for the participation of officers in the expert groups of the International Commission for the Protection of the River Danube, the European Danube Strategy and other cooperation instruments.

BAsic costs are connected with the office activities, maintainance of the website and the production of the IAD Bulletin "Danube News".

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.