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Assessment of Rehabilitation of the Seabed Following Marine Aggregate Dredging (CDEP 84/5/289) - ME1201

Description
Summary Objective
The aim of this research is to provide a better understanding of the processes leading to the rehabilitation of the seabed following gravel extraction; in order to provide an indication of the likely timescale involved for different areas of the seabed. Also to identify dredging patterns / methods which optimise the potential to return the seabed to its pre-dredging conditions within an acceptable timescale.

Key Customer Purpose:-
To help DEFRA, in co-operation with ODPM, to develop management strategies for minimising the environmental impact of ongoing dredging activity and assessing the recovery of areas of the seabed from marine aggregate extraction.
Project Documents
• Technical Report : ME1201/AE0915   (6152k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2004

Cost: £80,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Aggregates              
Benthos              
Dredging              
Environmental Effects              
Environmental Protection              
Human Activities              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Seabed              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine