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Towards a consensus concerning the persistence of pathways governing the fate of contaminants and nutrient dynamics - AE1225

Summary Objective:-
Through desk studies, sea surveys and laboratory investigations, compare existing hydrographic information and characterise the seasonal circulation of (1) the region bounded by the Dogger Bank in the North Sea and (2) the Western English Channel. Assess the role of potential climate change and freshwater inputs on the transport and fate of pollutants and nutrients in these areas.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Improve understanding of the physical processes that control the distribution and significance of contaminants and nutrients so as to aid DEFRA input to ICES, OSPAR, the EC Nitrates Directive and Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Final Report   (1364k)
• Executive Summary : Executive Summary   (150k)
• Final Report - Annex : Final report Annex - References   (59k)
• Information Leaflet : Summary leaflet   (1460k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2006

Cost: £2,994,978
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine