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COastal SAnds as Biocatalytical Filters

Acroniem: COSA
Periode: November 2002 tot Oktober 2005
Status: Afgelopen

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COSA improves sustainable use of coastal sandy sea floors by 1) quantifying filtration and 2) biogeochemical processes in coastal sands 3) developing a model with predictive capabilities 4)exchange of knowledge and technologies 5)direct implementation of the results in coastal management concepts and 6) increasing awareness of public and policy makers. Although sands cover ca 70% of the shelf and are important resources with high economical value, their role in the coastal cycles of matter has not been assessed, compromising proper management. COSA uses state of the art physical, biological and geochemical techniques and mathematical modelling to quantify the biocatalytical function of the sands. COSA end-user participants, two environmental agencies, implement the scientific conclusions into their coastal management concepts, and together with the scientists and an exploitation consultant company ensure dissemination to public and policy makers.

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