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AMORE: Advanced modelling and research on eutrophication: linking eutrophication and biological resources
Contact: Laboratoire d'Écologie des Systèmes Aquatiques (ULB-ESA), more

Description
The coastal waters of the Southern Bight of the North Sea receive large quantities of nutrients of antropogenic origin via rivers and the atmosphere. Eutrophication is apparent in the coastal zone in the form of undesirable qualitative changes in the structure and functioning of the planktonic ecosystem, and can be observed in the form of occasional accumulation of foul-smelling foam on beaches. more

Guaranteeing sustainable North Sea resources for future generations and protecting the quality of coastal waters is now both a national and an international concern. National and international regulations on sewage treatment facilities and farming practices aiming at the reduction of nutrient supply to the coastal sea have already been implemented in the various countries which border the North Sea. However, the scientific knowledge needed for a rational estimate of the reduction required and of the nutrient(s) which have highest priority for reduction (ammonium, nitrates and/or phosphates) is currently lacking

Scope
Themes:
Environmental quality/pollution > Pollution levels & monitoring
Keywords:
Algal blooms, Eutrophication, Pollution, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, IJzer R., ANE, Scheldt Estuary

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, IJzer R. [Marine Regions]
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1997 - 2009

Parameters
Nutrients, Phaeocystis, Phytoplankton, Zooplankton

Contributors
Université Libre de Bruxelles; École Interfacultaire de Bioingénieurs; Laboratoire d'Écologie des Systèmes Aquatiques (ESA), moredata owner

Project
AMORE II: Advanced modelling and research on eutrophication: linking eutrophication and biological resources, more
AMORE III: Combined Effect of Changing Hydroclimate and Human Activity on Coastal Ecosystem Health, more
AMORE: Advanced modelling and research on eutrophication, more

Data type: Software/models/scripts
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-10-06
Information last updated: 2015-10-06
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