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Implications of the nature & quality of dredged material for its beneficial placement in the coastal environment - AE0231

Summary Objective:-
Through field and laboratory study, undertake a detailed evaluation of the characteristics of licensed dredgings and the nature of the receiving environment, including ecological status and hydrographic regimes to assess the environmental benefit of placements of fine – grained sediments, including organic and physical characteristics, so as to provide a decision – making framework.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Under FEPA II, DEFRA needs to consider the practical alternatives of disposing of dredged material and the integrity of each disposal site. The new framework should greatly improve DEFRA’s ability to effectively predict the environmental impact of such disposals and fulfil DEFRA’s role as a competent authority under the Habitats Directive.
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Project Documents
• Final Report : AE0231   (482k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2004

Cost: £629,566
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine