Martin Kainz mit dem "Sternengreifer" ausgezeichnet

Der Regionalverband NÖ verlieh 2014 zum sechsten Mal den „Sternengreifer“, eine Auszeichnung, die jährlich an verdiente Persönlichkeiten vergeben wird, die besondere Leistungen für das Mostviertel erbracht haben. Heuer war Arbeitsgruppen-Leiter Martin Kainz  unter den Preisträgern. Lesen Sie mehr


Martin Kainz awarded with „Sternengreifer“

The Association of different regions of the province of Lower Austria (Regionalverband NÖ) awarded 2014 for the sixth time the „Sternengreifer“ award, an award that is annually given to people, who generated exceptional achievements for the region Mostviertel. This year group leader Martin Kainz was one of the awardees. Read more

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The WCL team wishes fine Christmas holidays and a good start into the year 2015!




Das WCL-Team wünscht feine Feiertage und einen guten Start ins neue Jahr!



Seminar Series

Next seminar on Tuesday January 13th 2015

Title: to be announced soon...         

More about the Seminars

Longterm ecological research

Lunz is a mastersite in the LTER platform Eisenwurzen.
We are member of GLEON and study Lake Lunz as a permanent study site
Depth Profile of Lake Lunz
Depth Profile of Lake Lunz_(diagram)

Foto © Thule G. Jug

New international PostDoc Fellowship Program


WasserCluster Lunz invites excellent young scientists to apply for the new international PostDoc Fellowship Program. The duration of the fellowship is two years. The application deadline is February 9th 2015. Find more information below:

Call for WCL PostDoc Fellowship Program (PDF)

Template for applications (PDF)

WCL working groups and research areas (PDF)


About WasserCluster Lunz

Foto © WasserCluster Lunz

WasserCluster Lunz (WCL) is a nonprofit research center shared to equal amounts by the University of Vienna, the Danube University Krems, and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU Vienna). WCL is financially supported by a partnership with the Provincial Government of Lower Austria, the Federal Government of Austria, and the Municipality of Vienna. At BOKU, WCL is linked to the Department of Water, Atmosphere and Environment, at the University of Vienna to the Department of Limnology, and at the Danube University Krems to the Department of Clinical Medicine and Biotechnology.

WCL was founded in 2005 with the primary motivation to follow the scientific legacy of the Biological Station Lunz, which was established in 1905 (owned by the Austrian Academy of Sciences) and closed in 2003. The Biological Station Lunz was well known for its outstanding research in limnology (e.g., Franz Ruttner's »Fundamentals of Limnology« 1953) throughout the 20th century. WCL was established to reinvigorate freshwater ecosystem research and education in Lunz and to contribute to the advancement of freshwater sciences.



Visiting scientists

Foto © Weinfranz


WasserCluster Lunz welcomes enquiries from scientists who are interested in a sabbatical leave in our research centre. At WCL you find best conditions to work and you are able to interact with the scientists at WCL in the stunning surroundings of Lake Lunz. Interested persons are invited to contact us:


Führungen durch den WasserCluster Lunz

Foto © Weinfranz

Der WCL bietet zweimal pro Jahr Führungen für Schulen und andere interessierte Gruppen an. Die nächsten Möglichkeit für Führungen finden Sie hier angekündigt:
Nächster Termin wird in Kürze bekannt gegeben....
Bitte melden Sie sich hier an: oder 07486/20060


Guided tours

WCL offers guided tours for schools and other interested groups twice a year. The next possibility to take part at a guided tour you find below:
Next dates for guided tours coming soon…

Please contact us to make a reservation: or 07486/20060