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Institution/Coordinating Institution : 
LTER-Austria - Gesellschaft für ökologische Langzeitforschung
Country : 
Current Status : 
Location : 
Illmitz Austria
RI Type : 
Distributed RI (Central Hub and interlinked National Nodes RI)
Level of Access : 
(Austrian RI database)
Cost of Access : 
(Please contact the responsible person.)
Water4All Keywords : 
Ecosystem services
Domains and thematic area : 
(Long-term monitoring programs regarding bird populations, fish ecology or the grazing management enable the cross-border National Park Neusiedler See - Seewinkel to provide biological data from flora and fauna)

The Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park is the first cross-border National Park in Austria and the first Austrian National Park recognised by the IUCN. It covers in total about 90km² on Austrian territory. About 50% of the area (about 4500 ha) is a Nature Reserve Zone, which remains untouched by humans. This zone is dominated by the southernmost Austrian part of the reed belt from Lake Neusiedl. Important habitats like 160 km² of reed belt and around 40 periodically dry saline lakes, as well as sand habitats, dry and wet meadows can be found closely associated with vineyards, cropland, touristic infrastructure and rural settlements.

Research Infrastructures

Other RI

  • Pürgschachen Moor (University of Vienna)

    "The Pürgschachen Moor is located on the bottom of the Styrian Enns valley, about 1.5 km southwest of the village Ardning in the district of Liezen at an altitude of 632 m a.s.l. It is a pine peat bog with a present extent of about 62 ha. Thus, it is...

  • Hydrological Open Air Laboratory HOAL Petzenkirchen (BAW, TU Wien)

    The Petzenkirchen HOAL (Hydrology Open Air Laboratory) catchment is situated in the western part of Lower Austria (48°9' N, 15°9' E). The catchment area at the outlet (termed MW) is 66 ha. The elevation of the catchment ranges from 268 to 323ma.s.l...

  • Biological Station Lake Neusiedl

    Biologische Station Neusiedler See is situated at Lake Neusiedl in Illmitz (Austria) and is a service department of the office of the provincial government of Burgenland. The institution offers high scale experience in basic and applied ecological...

  • Mondsee Limnological Institute (University of Innsbruck)

    The Mondsee Limnological Institute site is a Natura 2000 area in Upper Austria. Connected to the Research Institute for Limnology, Mondsee of the University of Innsbruck this site has a long tradition of data sampling. The LTER Site Mondsee in the...

  • LTSER Platform Tyrolean Alps (University of Innsbruck)

    The LTSER platform ‘Tyrolean Alps’ was formally installed only in 2010. However, ecological – and to a certain degree socio-ecological research - has been carried out in the Tyrolean Alps over many decades. Databases exist on climate, glacier...

  • LTSER Platform Lake Neusiedl - Seewinkel

    Institutional Structure: The LTSER Neusiedler See Seewinkel is located at the "Biological Station Lake Neusiedl" in Illmitz. Illmitz is situated at Lake Neusiedl in the easternmost province of Austria. It is a service department of the Office of the...

  • WaterCluster Lunz (BOKU, University of Vienna, UWK)

    The Interuniversity Centre for Aquatic Ecosystem Research, WasserCluster Lunz Biologische Station GmbH (WCL), is located on the shore of Lake Lunz („Lunzer See“) in the south of the Austrian province of Lower Austria. It is an interdisciplinary...

  • LTER-Austria (LTER-Austria)

    The Austrian Society for Long-Term Ecological Research - LTER-Austria - was founded in 2002. Since then, Austria has made a significant contribution to the international LTER process. LTER-Austria sees itself as representing the interests of long...

  • Zoology Collection Crustacea

    "The collection Crustacea (crustacean) of the Natural History Museum Vienna (NHMW) houses ~ 27,000 inventoried objects of more than 5,000 species. This includes types of ~ 800 species, e.g. the types of the species described by C. Heller, H. Balss...

  • 1st Zoology Herpetological Collection

    "The comparative scientific collection comprises about 210,000 objects the majority (more than 200,000) are preserved in alcohol. The smaller part (about 6,000 objects are dry preparations (skeletons, mounts, skins). The oldest specimens dates back...

  • 1st Zoological Department, Natural History Museum Vienna

    "The 'First Zoological Department (Vertebrates)', owing to its scientific collections – the Mammal, the Bird, the Fish, the Herpetological and the Archaeozoological Collection – as well as the Zoological Preparation unit, the most important...

  • Laboratory for water, minerals and rocks

    aboratory for water, minerals and rocks

The Water4All Partnership - Water Security for the Planet - is a funding programme for scientific research in freshwater. It aims to tackle water challenges to face climate change, help to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

It is co-funded by the European Union within the frame of the Horizon Europe programme (a key funding programme for research and innovation). The Partnership duration is for seven years from 2022.

The Water4All objective is to enable water security at a large scale and in the long term. Its goal is also to tackle water issues in a holistic frame. 

All forms of life on earth need water. All human activities operate with this resource. Water is part of our everyday life. It is also integrated within urban and countryside landscapes. It is one of the most valuable elements we share with plants and animals.

These simple facts must be kept in mind to understand the Water4All ambition.

This resource is weakened in many places due to climate changes, and human habits. We know that we can improve the way we use water. Everyone has a role to play and especially the scientific research community.

Scientific research is the heart of the Partnership as It is a powerful tool to improve knowledge on preserving, restoring, and managing this essential resource. 

International cooperation is also needed as water has no borders on Earth and runs from one country to another.

Water4All brings together a broad and cohesive group of 90 partners from 33 countries in the European Union and beyond. This consortium gathers partners from the whole water Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) chain.