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Development of a Danube Information System for the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (DANUBIS)

Objectives

Time frame 1999

  • Development of an internal server for the support of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (Delegates, Permanent Secretariat, Members of Expert Groups)
  • Implementation of the technical and organisational facilities for training and support of users
  • Implementation of an interdisciplinary database about measures for water supply, waste water treatment and protection of water resources and water bodies in the Danube River Basin countries (socio-economic aspects, emissions, water quality and ambient water quality)
  • Definition of user requirements for cartographic software for the production of thematic maps

Time frame 2000 2003 (outlook)

  • Extension of the spectrum of topics of the Danube Information System (e.g. traffic flow in the Danube corridor)
  • Extension of the user group of the Danube Information System to organisations working in the field of environment
  • Implementation of a geographical information system (GIS) for the Danube River Basin

Project contractors

  • United Nations Development Programme, Global Environmental Facility (United Nations Office for Project Services, New York)
  • International Society for Environmental Protection, Vienna

Outputs (Reports and Publications)

  • Danube Information System Planning Survey and Inception Meeting Report (ISEP, March 1999)
  • Development of a Danube Information System for the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River,
    • First Progress Report (ISEP, May 1999)
    • Second Progress Report (ISEP, October 1999)
    • Overview Report (ISEP, November 1999) PDF download (522 KB)
    • Final Report (ISEP, December 1999)
  • Danube Information System for Experts (user account required) at http://www.icpdr.org/DANUBISs
  • Homepage of the ICPDR at http://www.icpdr.org

Here, we also provide a "slide show" tour of the Danube Information System:
Start DANUBIS Tour

 


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