Preparation of a proposal for connection/operational link of the data collected during the Joint Danube Survey into ICPDR Information System, with particular attention to biological database
Chapter 2 - The Joint Danube Survey (JDS) was carried out in August and September 2001 and provided complex information on the chemical and microbiological water quality as well as on the biodiversity in the main course of the Danube River and its major tributaries. The JDS was the most comprehensive survey ever performed in the Danube River Basin yielding information on a wide range of chemical pollutants in water, sediments, suspended solids and mussels matrices, aquatic flora and fauna and biological indicators. The survey generated data and information necessary for the ecological and chemical surface water status characterization in line with the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). A geo-morphological division of the Danube River Basin (DRB) was proposed and evaluated using the obtained data. The scientif ic outputs of the JDS were used for development of the Danube List of Priority Substances and also for the upgrade of the TNMN. Next to the printed and electronic version of the JDS Technical Report, the results were also summarized in a web-based database designed for the use by water management experts. Biological and GC-MS screening databases were established in the Danube River Basin for the first time.
06 May 2010