A training network for enhancing the understanding of complex physical, chemical and biological process interactions in hyporheic zones


The HypoTRAIN team is happy to invite you to the


1st European Hyporheic Forum (EHF)!


What? The EHF is supposed to be a platform for experience exchange regarding hyporheic zone processes

Who? Everyone who is interested in and/or working with hyporheic zones

When? Monday, 13 June 2016

Where? Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin

Interested? Then check the details here!


Upcoming conferences with HypoTRAIN contributions






Andrea Betterle Talk

Analytical Characterization of the Spatial Correlation of Stream Flows


EGU 2016, Vienna (Austria) April 2016
Morteza Mojarrad Poster

Hyporheic flow pattern based on the coupling of regional and stream
scales: Case of Krycklan Catchment area


EGU 2016, Vienna (Austria) April 2016
Malte Posselt Poster

Fingerprinting Micropollutant Transformation in Hyporheic Zones


SETAC 2016, Nantes (France) May 2016
Claudia Coll Talk

Junge relationships in modelled and measured concentrations of chemical pollutants in the Danube River


SETAC 2016, Nantes (France) May 2016
Andrea Popp Poster

Continuous noble gas analysis to estimate artificial groundwater recharge for drinking water production


Goldschmidt 2106, Yokohama (Japan) June 2016
Ignacio Peralta-Maraver Poster An overview of the hypoTRAIN network topics: hydrology, secondary production and the bioreactor ability of the hyporheic zone SIL 2016, Torino (Italy) August 2016


Field course in England

In the beginning of November all HypoTRAIN ESRs met in Surrey (UK), a very picturesque area south of London, to learn about methods for hyporheic zone investigations. The aquired knowlegde was immediately applied in a small sandy river which is intensively observed by researchers of the University of Birmingham.





Summer School HypoBASICS in Berlin

In June all early stage researchers (ESRs) of hypoTRAIN met for the very first time within the summer school "HypoBASISC - a summer school on hyporheic zone processes". Together with their supervisors and a lot of other PhD students working on the same topic they experienced a week full of interesting lectures, discussions, and personal encounters. The summer school took place at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin, Germany. We thank all participants for the wonderful time we spent together!

Group picture summer school

HypoTRAIN vodcast online!


We proudly present our first video-podcast ("vodcast")! The movie gives insight into the topic and some sub-projects of HypoTRAIN. Have fun watching it!



For a full screen version please click here!

Kick-off-meeting on January 19, 2015

Kick-off-meeting on January 19, 2015

The HypoTRAIN kick-off meeting took place on January 19 on the premises of IGB in Berlin. All project leaders discussed common strategies to harmonize experimental approaches and details on the organization of the network activities.

Participants Kick-off meeting


This project is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) and has received funding from the European Union's EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.

hypoTRAIN network funded

HypoTRAIN funded


The EU decided to fund the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN HypoTRAIN for the period January 2015 to December 2018. The network will consist of 12 EU-funded Early Stage Researchers/PhD students and 4 students funded by the Swiss government.

We are looking to recruit 16 PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) to join the project in May or June 2015 (for 3 years; in some countries longer durations). For further information please click here or contact the project coordinator Dr. Jörg Lewandowski, the project administrator Karin Meinikmann or the potential supervisors/principal investigators at the respective institutions.