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Impact of dredging adjacent to Race Bank - AE0220

R&D Summary objective:- To build a minipod syringes capable of sucking up seawater containing high concentrations of sediment and to establish a calibration facility for calibrating the sediment sensors. Key customer purpose:- To provide the equipment necessary to measure high suspended sediment concentrations in the vicinty of a dredge site at Race Bank that will help to determine the impact of dredging on the crab fishery at that location.
1) The construction of 6 syringes and auxiliary test equipment. 2) The construction of a minipod to the design specified by MAFF DFR. 3) To interface the syringes to the minipods so that they can be deployed as one package. 4) To establish a calibration facility for calibrating the sediment sensors on the minipod.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1995

Cost: £25,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Cambridge
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine