Final shot of half of the Core Team in Tulcea

The Tulcea finaleThe Tulcea finale

Location: Tulcea, Romania
At 10:00, the JDS2 Core Team headed toward Tulcea's County Hall for an event dedicated to the official end of the survey, headed by Romania's Lucia Ana Varga, ICPDR President for 2007 and Stat
Celebrating the last air-lift sampling on the Argus

The sampling is finished!The sampling is finished!

Location: St. Gheorghe, Romania
Early in the morning of the 27th, the ships went through a three-hour border check before passing again back into Romania from Ukraine.
The Szechenyi heads toward the Black Sea

Hello Ukraine and Black Sea!Hello Ukraine and Black Sea!

Location: Reni, Ukraine
Early in the morning on Sunday September 23, the JDS2 ships left Harsova, Romania with an ambitious plan to sample four sites in one day.
The zodiac helped back into waters by the Argus

Fish Team running out of airFish Team running out of air

After leaving Lom, Bulgaria on the 15th, the Fish Team headed for JDS Site 69 at Kozloduy. As the day included a fair amount of travel, little time was left for fishing.
Mary Craciun overloads colleague Gabriel Chiriac with samples

The Romanian connectionThe Romanian connection

The JDS2 will soon arrive at its final destination in Tulcea, Romania, after many days in Romanian waters. Above the water, Romanian scientists have been extremely active since the survey began.
Danube natural sand-bar

Around the water, not in itAround the water, not in it

The survey and assessment of the "hydromorphology" of the Danube is a new task for the JDS2.
Pipetting 10 ml water samples into vials for Enterococci and bacterial testing

Ecoli and chessEcoli and chess

Austria's Alexander Kirschner was the Core Team microbiologist on the Argus from the JDS2 launch in Germany until his departure in Belgrade, Serbia.
A warm welcome of bread and honey

A day on Bulgarian soilA day on Bulgarian soil

Location: Ruse, Bulgaria
On the morning of the 19th at the main harbour of Ruse, the JDS2 team was welcomed to Bulgarian land by an official delegation. It was headed by Ms.
Adult mayfly Ephoron virgo

Mayfly showerMayfly shower

The following is one of the main recollections of Austrian biologist and JDS2 Core Team member Patrick Leitner, who started with the JDS2 in Regensburg, Germany, and finished his part of the surve
Oscillatoria margaritifera 40

No more laboratory?No more laboratory?

Do river chemists have it easier than biologists?
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