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The benthic ecology of the western North Sea - AE1143

Summary Objective
Determine the occurrence and density of sediment dwelling animals collected off the English and Scottish east coasts in relation to natural and anthropogenic influences. Relate distributions in terms of both temporal and spatial scale to appraisals of environmental quality status.

Key Customer Purpose
To contribute to the international evaluation of benthic community status in the North Sea under the auspices of ICES and provide input to an assessment of the State of UK Seas as part of the Marine Stewardship process.
Project Documents
• Final Report : The benthic ecology of the western North Sea   (4010k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2005

Cost: £125,436
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine