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Improved assessment of Liverpool Bay water quality through Operational Oceanography - AE1228

Description
Summary Objective
Working in conjunction with other funders and scientists, determine ecosystem parameters, utilising autonomous sensors on a 'SmartBuoy' over a three-year period to provide continuous data of nutrient and phytoplankton concentrations. Help provide data for enhancing predictive coastal modelling.


Key Customer Purpose
Through mutual collaboration with the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, the Environment Agency and Defra Flood Management Division, help Defra to assess the eutrophification status of Liverpool Bay and provide environmental data to assist discussions nationally and internationally e.g. at OSPAR on the EC Urban Waste Water Treatment, Nitrate and Water Framework Directive.
Project Documents
• Final Report - SID5 : Final Report Improved assessment of Liverpool Bay water quality through Operational Oceanography   (155k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2006

Cost: £599,413
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Pollution              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine