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Developing a trial monitoring strategy for CO2 in UK shelf seas - ME2109

Description
Key Customer Purpose - Why is the R&D needed?
Whist we begin to recognise the potential impacts of increasing acidification in our seas we have little evidence of what changes are occurring. This new project will provide a framework programme within which the UK can coordinate the monitoring of CO2 in UK shelf seas.


Summary Objectives
It will combine desk studies of existing and newly developed technologies with practical field based trials in order to inform on the feasibility of the implementation of a monitoring programme. A risk based approach will be adopted and the models developed under (ME2107) will be populated with real measurements.

Project Documents
• Final Report : ME2109 Final Report: Part 1. ME2109 Developing a Trial Monitoring Strategy for pH in UK Marine Waters   (1377k)
• Final Report : ME2109 Final Report: Part 2. ME2109 Developing a Trial Monitoring Strategy for pH in UK Marine Waters   (872k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2007

Cost: £49,961
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Keywords
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Marine Monitoring              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine