Support for the ICPDR Information System
The Danube Information System (DANUBIS) has been developed with financial support from the Austrian Government (computer equipment and software) and from the Austrian Environmental Trust Fund, administered by UNOPS (concept and development of the Information System). The system is presently installed at the Permanent Secretariat of the ICPDR and is fully operational.
The project provided further professional/technical and financial support needed for the build-up and extension of DANUBIS to assure adequate administration of the information and reporting obligations under the DRPC. Based on the DANUBIS user Survey (2002), the project supported the hardware upgrade of the Information System at the central and national level and a training programme for users was conducted in 11 countries, assuring a regionally consistent approach for information management within the various activities of the ICPDR.
Further activities are planned to support further update of Information System, in particular to include Danube GIS into Danubis, that is also a priority for the ICPDR.