IOP The international Odra Project has been carried out in a co-operation of Polish and Germany from 1997. The main co-ordinator of the IOP program is the Hamburg University.
The main objectives of this program are
- the hipothetical danger connected with the Oder river flooding
- the Oder river quality
- Oder river pollution (the most important pollutants are PCB, WWA and pesticides)
The international Oderprojekt (IOP) is an interdisciplinary research project, which took up its work in May 1997. It is promoted by the Federal Ministry for research, technology, education and science as well as of the donation for German Polish co-operation.
In the context of the IOP momentarily 11 Polish and German groups co-operate. An extension by further Germans, Polish above all however around Czech subprojects is planned.