Oceanographic Applications to Eutrophication in Regions of Restricted Exchange (OAERRE)

Updated 2002-09-11

1. Observations of the physics of vertical and open boundary exchange in Regions of Restricted Exchanges (REEs), leading to improved parameterisation of these processes in research and simplified models. 2. Study of the phytoplankton and pelagic micro-heterotrophs responsible for production and decomposition of organic material, and of sedimentation, benthic processes and benthic-pelagic coupling, in RREs, with the results expressed as basin-scale parameters. 3. Construction of closed budgets and coupled physical-biological research models for nutrient (especially nitrogen) and organic carbon cycling in RREs, allowing tests of hypotheses about biogeochemistry, water quality and the balance of organisms. 4. Construction of simplified 'screening' models for the definition, assessment and prediction of eutrophication, involving collaboration with 'end-users', and the use of these models to analyse the costs and benefits of amelioration scenarios.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2000 - 2003
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Ken Jones
Address
Scottish Association for Marine Science Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory Oban Argyll PA37 1QA Scotland
Phone
01631 559000
Fax
01631 559001
Email
ku.ca.lmd@jjk

Parameters and Media

Not specified

Geography

Regions studied
Arctic Seas
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Europe
Scandinavia
Sweden

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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