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Definition and application of ecological criteria and economic indicators for the impact study and cost determination of various types of pollution in the North Sea

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Parent project: Impulsprogramme "Marine Sciences", more
Reference no: MS/B/11
Period: October 1992 till September 1995
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Eutrophication; Models; Oil pollution; Pollution
Geographical term: ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Toegepaste ecologie en milieubiologie; Laboratorium voor Milieutoxicologie en aquatische ecologie; Onderzoeksgroep voor Milieutoxicologie (ECOTOX), more
  • Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), more, sponsor

Abstract:
The project is designed to :

  • develop economic and ecological criteria which can be applied to determine the costs of various kinds of marine pollution;

  • develop mathematical equations which can be applied in economic submodels for the cost determination of environmental impacts.

Four cases of marine pollution are considered :

  • discharge of dangerous chemical substances (black list);
  • oil dumping;
  • increasing concentration of faecal/pathogenic bacteria as a result of the direct discharges of waste water into coastal waters;
  • eutrophication with resultant algal growth.

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