Regensburg: 14 August
Vienna: 20 August
Gabcikovo: 22 August
Budapest: 27 August
Vukovar: 01 September
Belgrade: 05 September
Ruse: 17 September
Vilkovo: 23 September
Tulcea: 26 September

Detailed information on the public events is given below. Please note that this is also where changes will be announced in case any occur - this section is constantly updated during JDS3.


"In order to highlight the end of the multinational monitoring expedition on the Danube -JDS 3."
Location: Consiliul Judeţean Tulcea, Sala „Mihail Kogalniceanu”, Str. Pacii nr. 20
Date: 26. September 2013
All core team members and expedition officers are invited.
At the press conference, a number of about 25 journalists are invited.
At the public event, research institutes, about 20 relevant NGOs, ministries, ambasadors of Danube countries and many others are invited.


13:00 – 13:45 Press Conference
13:45 – 13:50 Opening Speech
                          Tulcea Prefect/President of the County Council
13:50 – 14:05 Importance of  JDS3 in the context of the overall Romanian contribution to ICPDR
                          Lucia VARGA,  Delegate Minister for Water, Forests and Fishery
14:05 – 14:20 What is JDS 3? - JDS 3 a success story within the transboundary water cooperation
                          Ivan Zavadsky , Executive Secretary ICPDR
14:20 – 14:35 JDS 3 and Water Framework Directive in Romania – Key message
                          Vasile Pintilie, General.Director, National Administration Romanian Waters
14.35 – 15:00 JDS 3 - Scientific objectives, novelty and continuity
                           Igor Liska, JDS Tehnical Coordinator, ICPDR
15:00 – 15:30 JDS 3 – National contribution – quality and quantity
                          Gabriel Chiriac, National Coordinator/Sorin Bogdan, MDS
15:30 – 16:00 Questions and answers
16:30 – 17:30 Cocktail
Contacts for event in Romania
Mr. Gabriel Chiriac
National Reserch and Development Institute for Environmental Protection - ICIM
294, Spl. Independentei, sector 6,
060031 Bucharest
Phone: +40 21 3182057/ext 213
Fax: +40 21 3 1820 01

Past Events


Event “Official launch of JDS3”, hosted by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in close cooperation with the Bavarian Environment Agency.
Location: Tagungszentrum Bayernhafen, Linzer Strasse 6, 93055 Regensburg
Date and time: Wednesday August 14, 11:00-14:00


Speakers: Jürgen Becker (State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety), Dr. Marcel Huber (Bavarian State Minister for the Envorinment and Public Health), Ermina Salkicevic-Dizdarevic (President ICPDR), Hans Schaidinger (mayor of Regensburg)
Invited: Representatives of public administrations, stake holders in the field of water management, NGOs,
Press: invitation done by press departments of the Ministries involved (national press agencies down to local media)
Location & time: Tagungszentrum Bayernhafen, Linzer Strasse 6, 93055 Regensburg. Wednesday August 14, 11:00-14:00

Contacts for event in Germany

Mr. Manfred Sengl
Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt
Bürgermeister-Ulrich-Str. 160
86179 Augsburg
Phone: 0821/9071-5938

Mr. Knut Beyer
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit
Referat WA I 4
Robert-Schuman-Platz 3
53175 Bonn
Phone: 022899 305-2536
Telefax: 022899 305-2397


Event: Joint Danube Survey public event for Austria, hosted by Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Location: Vienna, Restaurant "The View", Handelskai 265
Date & time: 20 August 2013, 10:00 to 12:00.


Speakers:  Sektionschef DI Wilfried Schimon (Water Director), Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management; Ivan Zavadsky, Executive Secretary of the ICPDR; Mr. Bela Csanyi (Scientific Core Team Leader).
Location & time: Restaurant "The View", Handelskai 265, 10:00 to 12:00.

Contacts for event in Austria

Ms. Susanne Brandstetter
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Department VII - Water
Marxergasse 2
1030 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 71100 7123

Ms. Helena Mühlmann
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Marxergasse 2
1030 Vienna
Phone: +43 (1)1 71100 – 7158


Event: Public onboard visit and public discussion with JDS team
Location: Passenger ship port at Gabčíkovo
Date & time: 22nd of August 2013, 14:00 – 16:00


Speakers: Mr. Maroš Stano, official spokesman of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic (Public Affairs Department); Ms. Andrea Novomeská (representative of the Section of Waters of the Ministry of Environment); Mr. Ivan Slobodnik (JDS 3 technical coordinator); Mr. Bela Csanyi (Core Team Leader); other scientists from the ship
Exact Location: the premises of the Slovak Water Management Enterprise – Bratislava Branch Office, Gabčíkovo Hydropower Plant
Time: 22nd of August 2013, 14:00 – 16:00

Press conference and event hosted by the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Water Management Enterprise (SVP), Water Research Institute Bratislava

Contacts for event in Slovakia

Ms. Emilia Elexova Misikova (National Coordinator)
Water Research Institute
Nabr. arm. gen. L.Svobodu 5
812 49 Bratislava
Phone: +421 2 59 343 415
Mobile: +421 0 918 360 171

Ms. Andrea Novomeska
Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic SR

Mr. Tomas Hajdin
Water and Wastewater Quality Department
Water Research Institute
Nabr. arm. gen. L.Svobodu 5
812 49 Bratislava
Phone: +421 2 59 343 406



The press conference will be organised in the Building of the Academy of Sciences from 11.00-12.00.


Mr. Peter Kovacs, State Secretary for Water of the Ministry of Rural Development
Mr. Ivan Zavadsky,  Executive Secretary of the ICPDR
Dr. Bela Csanyi, JDS3 Core Team leader
Mr. Balazs Medgyesy, State Commissioner for the EU Strategy for the Danube Region
Dr. Laszlo G. Toth, Directore of the Academy’s limonlogical Institute
Dr. Imre Biczo, Director of the National Environmental Institute (NEKI)

Hungarian and accredited foreign press representatives have been invited. After the press conference, the press representatives and also the speakers will go to the Danube next to the building of the Academy. They will be given the opportunity to visit the ships, contact the crew etc. as well as they can visit the two tents on the river bank where researchers and experts are available to  share information and inform people from the street.


Event: Public event (exhibition and celebration for general public)
Location: Jozsef Antall quay, 1052, Budapest (1052 Budapest, V. id. Antall József rakpart és sétány) – the area at the headquarters building of MTA
Date: 27 August 2013
Time of official program: 10:00-13:00

Joint Danube Survey 2013 – International Danube expedition
MTA (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Danube Research Institute, Centre of Ecological Research
National Institute for Environment

Participating scientists:
Béla Csányi – scientific leader of JDS3 expedition
Presentation of the ships and equipments of the expedition

Éva Ács – MTA ÖK DKI
Microscopic presentation on  diatoms living in the Danube
Microscope, projector, projection screen.

Tihamér Kiss Keve – MTA ÖK DKI
Microscopic presentation on planctonic (floating) algae living in the Danube
Microscope, projector, projection screen.

Bence Tóth (water chemistry) – MTA ÖK DKI
Importance of suspended solid in the Danube

András Weiperth – MTA ÖK DKI
Miklós Puky – MTA ÖK DKI
Péter Borza (crustaceans) – MTA ÖK DKI

Topics: decapods, amphibians, reptiles, Danube invasions,
aquariums, poster, converted samples, preparation

Aquariums, posters, presentation of live animals
Presentation, informal conversation as required: „ Occupation of the Danube – American crayfish in Budapest”

György Kriska – MTA ÖK DKI
15-20 minutes long stereoscopic still image projection presenting macroinvertebrates of fresh water.
Aquatic invertebrates in action – Presentation on the hidden life of these animals by aquarium movie images

Water Framework Directive presentations on posters and with the experts of the National Institute for Environment
György István Tóth
Andrea Zagyva: Monitoring és qualification
Miklós Szalay – Enikő Becsákné Tornay – Péter Molnár: Surface waters
Ágnes Tahy – Róbert Hegyi – Bernadett Peres: Groundwaters
Dr. László Perger: Strategy for the Danube Region, brochures, flyers

Balázs Tóth és András Sevcsik (fishes- birds- mammals) - Danube-Ipoly National Park Directorate
Fishes of the Danube and Vertebrate wildlife of wetland areas along the Danube
Information, conversation with visitors

Tent no II.
Movie screening: 10:00-13:00 Separate shaded tent; movies continuously

Contacts for event in Hungary

Ms. Eniko Becsakne Tornay


Event: Press conference
Location: Vukovar city
Date and time: September 1st , 10 – 12 a.m.


Speakers:  Representatives from Ministry of Agriculture, Croatian Waters, regional and local authorities

Exact Location & Timing:

Hotel Lav - Vukovar; Ulica Josipa Jurja Strossmayera 18
10:00 – 10:45 - welcome, presentation of the mission, discussion with journalist, representatives of other institutions and NGOs

Vukovar - port
10:45 – 12:00 – visiting research vessels and introduction to the work of international team of scientists

Contacts for event in Croatia

Ms. Dagmar Surmanovic
Croatian Waters
Ulica Grada Vukovara 220
1000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 6307 604
Fax: +385 1 6307 686


Belgrade: 05 September


Address: Klub Promenada, Karađorđeva 2-4, Beograd
Date/Time: Thursday,  5th September at  11 a.m
Participants: key stakeholders and partners in Serbian Danube Day activities and representatives of the host municipality

After the press conference, a visit to the Argus will be made.

Contacts for event in Serbia

Mr. Dušan Dobričić
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management - Directorate for Water
2 Bulevar umetnosti
11070 New Belgrade
Republic of Serbia
Phone: +381 11 201 33 67


Ruse: 17 September

Event (details to be announced)
10:00-11:30 – formal part: welcome, presentation of the mission and public presentation
12:00-13:00 – informal part: presentation of ships (laboratory, equipment …..) and informal conversations with journalists and NGOs

Contacts for event in Bulgaria

Ms. Mina Asenova
Executive Environmental Agency
Water Monitoring Department
Tzar Boris III, P.O.Box 251
1618 Sofia

Phone: +3592 9559818
Fax: +3592 9559015


Vilkovo: 23 September

Event: A press-conference with the visit to the expedition ships, as well as a trip to the 0 km of the Danube (where Danube enters the Black Sea)
Location: Squire of Svyatogo Nikolaya Chudotvortsa, Vilkovo, Odesska Oblast
Date and time: 23 September at 16:00


From Ukrainian side (TBD):
- Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- State Hydrometeorological Center
- Odessa Oblast State Administration
- EU project “Complementary Support to the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine”

From JDS 3 side (to be confirmed):
- Mr. Ivan Zavadsky, Executive Secretary of ICPDR
- Mr. Bela Csanyi, JDS 3 Team Leader
- Mr. Jaroslav Slobodnik, JDS 3 Technical coordinator

Contacts for event in Ukraine

NGO Zakarpattya Region Branch of All-Ukrainian ecological league
Pushkinska St. 11
Office 17
01034 Kiev

Oleksandr Bon