Updated 2003-03-31

HIMOM will aim to provide a system of methods, the so-called Hierarchical Monitoring Methods (or HMM), to determine system status and changes which are expressed by biological and physical variations within inter-tidal areas. The HMM will aim to provide a management strategy tailored to the needs of End User involved in activities relating to the sustainable development of tidal flat areas around Europe. The HMM system will represent a hierarchical suite of activities, ranging from simple ground measurements of biota and physical characteristics to remote sensing of spectral reflectance properties for the analysis of basin scale systems.

Time frame

Project time span
2002 - 2005
Data collection
2002 - 2005
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
C. Brockmann
Other project contacts

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Marine sediments


Regions studied
Biologische Anstalt Helgoland
Other areas
German wadden sea
Stations or areas where observations are made

Eden estuary Scotland, Königshafen Sylt Germany, Westerschelde Yeseke NL. River Barrow IRL, Tagus estuary Portugal.

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

European Fifth Framework

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