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Physical controls on the biological communities associated with regional coarse aggregate deposits - AE0908

Description
Summary Objectives:-
Through field work, determine the sedimentological and hydrographical factors which cause biological variation of the seabed in two potential aggregate extraction areas. Establish the utility of seabed mapping techniques as an aid to site - specific environmental assessments.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Improve site assessment methodology in order to enhance licensing decisions for marine aggregates.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Mapping of gravel biotopes and an examination of the factors controlling the distribution, type and diversity of their biological communities.   (1411k)
• Information Leaflet : Habitat Mapping Using Acoustic Techniques   (669k)
• Technical Report : Mapping of gravel biotopes and an examination of the factors controlling the distribution, type and diversity of their biological communities.   (24k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 2001

Cost: £1,362,301
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Deposits              
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine