The project at the interface of science and education, funded by GFF Lower Austriaaims to increase understanding of science, raise interest in science and positively influence attitudes towards scientific knowledge with the help of innovative mediation methods. The partnership includes: WasserCluster Lunz (project management), Austrian Competence Center for Didactics of Biology at the University of Vienna, Lower Austrian University of Education, partner schools (BORG Wr. Neustadt, VS and MS Lunz), the Haus der Wildnis Lunz and the Lower Austrian Education Region 3.
Since 1.1.2023 we have a new scientific management at WasserCluster Lunz. Priv.-Doz.in Dr.in Gabriele Weigelhofer takes over this function and forms the management together with Mr. Bernhard Mang, MSc (WU). We congratulate her and look forward to new challenges at WasserCluster Lunz.
As part of the sustainability initiative, WasserCluster Lunz is organising an ideas competition for all employees, students and friends of WasserCluster (WasserCluster community). Everyone should be encouraged to rethink, reinterpret and redesign sustainable actions in their daily work and daily life. We are looking for ideas, measures or actions, which can be used at the WasserCluster to promote awareness of energy-saving behavior among employees and guests. There are no limits to creativity. You'll find more infos in the call.
The employees at WCL Lunz were happy about a free health check directly at their workplace in Lunz on 30.11.22. In the truck of the Chamber of Labor of Lower Austria AKNÖ at the WasserCluster, a spine measurement was made during a 15-minute check and blood values were immediately evaluated and tested for personal risk factors for civilization and cardiovascular diseases. We are thankfull for the offer
On 29.11.2022 we presented the WasserCluster Lunz at the career day in the HLUW Yspertal. Since our research institute is to be chosen as a desired internship place, the personal acquaintance of interested students was very useful for the selection of future interns. Every year we have interns (compulsory and voluntary) from schools in the area who assist with laboratory and field work at the WCL on a monthly basis. Apply now for internships in 2023:
A lot happened again in 2022 in our institute. Read about the following topics in our current newsletter - unfortunately only in German.
Frieren für die Forschung
Neues Projekt DIRT
PhD Porträt und Pilot Projekt
Events, Ausschreibungen und Gratulationen
The Austrian Climate and Energy Fund is funding the project of the BIGER working group for 3 years at the WCL called DIRT. It aims at assessing the importance of mobilization of nutrients in water bodies compared to external inputs. Based on laboratory experiments, the remobilization potential of nutrients along river systems will be examined. The experiments can be used to determine which sediments have a particularly high mobilization potential during warmer periods.