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Wasser Cluster LunzReady to AcceptResearch Contracts

After one and a half years of preparation, the Inter-university center for freshwater ecosystem research Wasser Cluster Lunz GmbH was officially opened in Lunz, Lower Austria, on May 20th, 2007.

This new facility, founded in conjunction with the University of Vienna, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna and the Danube University Krems, succeeds the Biological Station Lunz am See, which was closed down back in 2003. Wasser Cluster Lunz has been operating decentrally since summer 2005 and is now bundling its services under one roof by moving into the newly adapted premises of the former provincial youth club of Lunz.

The Lower Austrian government has funded the renovation with € 3.5 million. It has also procured scientific equipment worth € 475,000 and covers the centre’s running costs of € 430,000 annually, to which Vienna will contribute an annual amount of € 210,000 from 2008. The new facility accommodates eleven office rooms and eight laboratories, where a core team of eleven experts and a fluctating number of staff working on individual projects endeavour to “link limnological science and marketable research”, as Wasser Cluster chief executive Mathias Jungwirth points out.

“The newly restructured centre therefore is a role model for the university of the future and its main work focus lies on investigating humanriver landscape interactions,” he says. Austria has earned a reputation as the birthplace of limnology. If Wasser Cluster Lunz manages to establish itself as a practice-oriented basic research centre and also becomes more competitive to attract international research funding (such as EU Life projects), this will add another chapter to a continuing success story!
(Source: aqua press Int. 2/2007)

Wasserkluster Lunz GmbH
Dr. Carl Kupelwieser Promenade 5
A-3293 Lunz am See
Tel.: ++43/7486/200 60
E-Mail: mathias.jungwirth@boku.ac.at Internet: www.wasserkluster-lunz.ac.at


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