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Profile of registrant

International Association for Danube Research

Identification number in the register: 49920343441-85
Registration date: 12/04/10 17:03:54

The information on this organisation was last modified on 06/04/14 09:08:12
The date of the last annual update was 06/04/14 09:08:12

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: International Association for Danube Research
Acronym: IAD
Legal status: Association
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Hein Thomas
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Sandu Cristina
Position: Expert Group Leader

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 12 Am Zunderfeld 
Wilhering A-4073
Telephone number: (+43) 6763283312
Fax number: (+43) 727478884
Other contact information: 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

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 0
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • 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


Total number of members that are natural persons: 400
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 25,779
of which public financing: 25,182
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 15,585
- Grants:
- from national sources: 9,597
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 597
- donations:
- contributions from members: 597
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

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.