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Benthic coastal ecology

Period: April 1979 till December 1984
Status: Completed

Thesaurus term: Oceanography

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  • European Commission; Cost, more, sponsor

This COST Action aimed at establishing a broad baseline of knowledge on (a) the scales of natural variability in climatic and
hydrographic events, over as long a period as possible; and (b) the specific causes of biological change, in order to permit the prediction of the consequences of natural or human-induced change in coastal benthic communities. Participants have agreed upon a common methodological and organizational approach to the sampling of four coastal habitat types (rocky and sedimentary intertidal and subtidal) on a continuing basis

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