M I D A S
Marine Information and Data Acquisition System
Campaign :Biogeochemical fluxes of N, P & C in the North Sea
Abstract:
Biogeochemical fluxes of N, P and C in the North Sea. The aim of this research project is to identify the major transport routes and biogeochemical cycles of nutrients in the North Sea. This includes the qualitative and quantitative behaviour of the nitrogen uptake and regeneration regime, determined by the availability of the nutrients and the ratio of the different nutrients, and its relationship with carbon sequestration by primary production and the relative biomasses and activities of the different plankton species.