WasserCluster Lunz

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    Successful sustainability initiative

    The WasserCluster Sustainability Initiative will enter its fourth year in April 2024. On this occasion, we are delighted to share with you what is perhaps our greatest success to date: since 2021, we managed to reduce electricity consumption at our institute by 20%! We achieved this by rethinking our working practices, collaborative actions to promote awareness of energy-saving behaviour and, above all, by our dedicated team taking on social responsibility.

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    Internship report awarded

    Last summer, we were delighted to welcome Katharina Frey, who completed an FFG-funded talent internship at WasserCluster. Now her report was honored as one of the best internship reports of the year at an award ceremony at the Urania in Vienna on February 29, 2024. Congratulations!

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    Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board

    On March 5 and 6, the members of the Scientific Advisory Board once again had the opportunity to gain an impression of the developments at the WasserCluster through personal discussions and informative presentations by all working groups.

News and Events

Seminar Series

April 24, 2024, 2pm | Christian Wurzbacher, Technical University of Munich:
Microscopy- and metagenome-informed research of dark aquatic taxa.
WCL BIB und online via zoom

Longterm ecological research

WasserCluster Lunz is member of GLEON and study Lake Lunz as a permanent study site.

Moreover Lunz is a mastersite in the LTER platform Eisenwurzen. (person to contact: Robert Ptacnik)

Current physical properties of Lake Lunz

Wassercluster Lunz

About WasserCluster Lunz

WasserCluster Lunz is a non-profit research center equally supported by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU Vienna), the University for Continuing Education Krems, and the University of Vienna. The research centre is financed by the Provincial Government of Lower Austria and the Municipality of Vienna. | Imagefilm 3'30 min


WasserCluster Lunz pursues basic and applied research on aquatic ecosystems from microscopic to catchment scales. Our scientists conduct studies in international teams to investigate scientific problems of aquatic ecosystems; including effects of global change, significance and magnitude of aquatic-terrestrial interlinkages and aquatic ecosystem management and rehabilitation.


WasserCluster Lunz offers university and postgraduate training at an international level, provides internships and accomplishes research-education cooperation at local and national scales.

Visiting Scientists

WasserCluster Lunz welcomes enquiries from scientists who are interested in a sabbatical leave in our research centre. Interested persons are invited to contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Open Day

WasserCluster Lunz organizes an open day for interested visitors every two years. The next one will take place this year on Saturday, August 24, 2024. On the evening before (August 23, 2024) we invite you to a public lecture about our scientific activities.

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