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the geoscience and mari ne research consulting co ltd
The Geoscience and Marine Research & Consulting Co., Ltd.

www.geomor.sprintnet.pl

Came into existence in 1987.

Main activities are:

- Water resources management based on the catchment planning

- Environmental assessments and forecast for the river catchments, lakes, reservoirs, lagoons

-  Optimisation and planning for the reservoirs

-   EIA where the water resources are concerned

-   Flood management

-  Coastal zone studies (waves, currents, sediment movement, water quality)

Within projects, studies the professional modeling systems by DHI Software (MIKE system) is used – MantraEast, FloodRelief.

It allows to study the physical, chemical and biological processes of natural water environment

practical issues concerning eloise results
Practical issues concerning ELOISE results
  • For whom?
    • HELCOM – Baltic Sea
    • Coastal Offices

Contribution to coastal zone management and spatial planning, and thus to European coastal policy.

    • Water Boards
    • Regional Authorities
    • Consultants
  • What?
    • Knowledge allowing understanding of processes
    • Implementation of WFD
    • Dissemination

ELOISE has now entered a phase where scientific results have tobedisseminated to all potential end-users in ministries to schools.

the priorities of helcom include the following tasks
The priorities of HELCOM include the following tasks:
  • To produce assessments, which include data on nutrients, hazardous and radioactive substances, and on various components of the marine environment i.e. hydrography, chemical and biological variables.
  • To coordinate, update and develop monitoring programmes according to the assessment requirements and scientific knowledge in the Contracting Parties, Contracting Parties (CPs).
  • To develop and promote the application of new, effective methods for monitoring and assessment
  • To identify gaps in knowledge and to promote appropriate scientific research
p roposed improvements
Proposed improvements
  • The present monitoring program and time series measurements should besafeguarded in the future, including the information on "background" (reference)values
  • Monitoring and the subsequent assessment should be tightly interlocked; the whole process should follow a pre-determined schedule, and it should include a regular data flow from field measurements and QA procedures to create proper basis for assessments
  • Numeric models, automated sampling and recording systems, including satellite imagery, should be developed and implemented more effectively
  • Quality Assurance procedures arenot satisfactory enoughto guarantee thecomparability of all data
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Four themes have been identified from the ELOISE projects

1. Habitat dynamics at the coast-catchment interface.

2. Nutrient dynamics in European water systems.

3. Climate Change.

4. Contaminant budgets in the coastal zone.

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Topics addressed by nutrient dynamics

  • Relating nutrient fluxes to land-based activities, atmospheric and river processes
  • Nutrient processing in estuaries and coastal areas – what processes govern the fate?
  • Effects of altered nutrient discharges on the functioning of coastal and estuarine foodwebs
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Fate of nutrients in coastal areas

  • Black Sea P, Si benthic regeneration is in the same range as Danube discharge, but intense denitrification occurs (Friedl et al., 1996).
  • Intense nutrient regeneration sustains the high productivity in the Black Sea coastal zone (Friedrich et al., 2002)

Friedrich et al (2002)

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Fate of nutrients in coastal areas

  • Benthic Fe and Ca act as buffer pools that sequester P, not available for primary production (de Wit et al. 2001)
  • Increasing nutrient loadings push the system towards reduced states (Wijsman et al, 2002).
  • Eventually toxic H2S and Ca/Fe-bound P are released (Heijs et al., 2000)
  • Benthic system reaches a new stable state, highly reactive to nutrient enrichments (Heijs et al., 2000)

Stable states

Sediment

Buffering

H2S

Nutrient enrichment

Wijsman et al (2002)

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Atmospheric Nutrient Inputs

  • Remarkable spatial resolution with 17 x 17 km boxes
  • 30% of nitrogen input to sea comes from the air
  • Wet deposition represents 81% of N-deposition
  • 38% from agriculture, 72% from combustion sources

Hertel et al (2002)

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Atmospheric Nutrient Inputs

  • Assessment of nutrient deposition requires a fine grided model dynamically coupled with a meteorological model.
  • Efforts to be deployed Europe-wide instead of focus on North Sea and NW Mediterranean Sea.
  • Both N and P-deposition to be addressed by monitoring efforts.

de Leeuw et al (2003)

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EUROPEAN CATCHMENTS 

CATCHMENT CHANGES AND THEIR IMPACT 

ON THE COAST (EUROCAT)

  • The coastal zone is under heavy pressure from land-based activities located in the catchment of rivers.  Traditionally, both scientific research and the governance framework have treated catchments and coasts as separate entities.  However, it is increasingly recognised that they should in fact be treated as an integrated whole, encompassing both environmental and socioeconomic and political systems.
  • The EuroCat project was established with an integrated perspective and analytical framework in mind.  Across seven regional case studies, local teams of natural and social scientists used a common interdisciplinary strategy to:
  • Interface biophysical catchment and coastal models with socio-economic models
  • Develop regional environmental change scenarios (2001-2020)
  • Linkscenarios with the modelling toolbox to evaluate plausible futures
  • Evaluate the research outcomes with regional boards consisting of stakeholders and policymakers.
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Catchment coast studies

  • Vistula
  • Elbe
  • Rhine
  • Humber
  • Po
  • Indrijca
  • Axios
  • Provadiska
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WP-6: DISSEMINATION

OBJECTIVES 

The objective of this work package is the dissemination of the results and outcomes of the project to the users and the general public.

TASKS

The European and Regional Policy Advisory Boards of users will be set up in the first phase of the project. Their role is the dissemination through their own channels and advising on transforming the science product to products adapted to the users. 

The internet site of the project will be an additional instrument  to disseminate the products of the project. On the internet site the data bases and models will be made available as well as general information on the outcome of the Working Packages and the project itself. Special sessions of the yearly meetings will be devoted to the general public, users and science journalists. General overview lectures will be given on the outcome of the project and a forum  will be organised with the users to discuss the results to date and their implementation. This will be accompanied by written material in the form of brochures, synthesised reports and interactive graphic user-oriented informative materials on CD-ROMs and web sites.

remarks concerning dissemination
Remarks concerning dissemination
  • If web page is known so there is enough information about project
  • There should be a final workshop of the project with the participation of end-users, regional authorities, consultans
  • what is an access to modelling tools after the completion of project
learning outcomes from eloise european land ocean interaction studies
LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM ELOISE (European Land Ocean Interaction Studies)

What this website should help you to do

1. Enable a reader to find out about ELOISE without having to approach the scientific literature in the first instance.

2. Provide an overview of some of the significant results from ELOISE of interest to a wide population.

3. Provide a gateway to more technical information on ELOISE by guiding the reader to academic research papers.

Approach taken to dissemination

Four themes have been identified from the ELOISE projects and for each an overview has been prepared. These themes are;

1. Habitat dynamics at the coast-catchment interface.

2. Nutrient dynamics in European water systems.

3. Climate Change.

4. Contaminant budgets in the coastal zone.

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Habitat Dynamics at the Coast-Catchment Interface - Contents

Executive Summary

European Coastal Habitat Dynamics and ELOISE

Synthesis Results

1. Introduction

2. Coastal habitat typology

3. Natural dynamics in coastal habitats

4. Major drivers and pressures: anthropogenic causes of coastal habitat change

5. Conclusions

Case Studies

1 - Interannual variability in patchiness of seagrass beds

2 - Bottom trawling and dredging as a physical disturbance

Additional Material

Themed Overveiw & Case Studies - pdf document (308 KB)

PowerPoint Presentation (233 KB)

Sources

References

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Nutrient Dynamics in European Water Systems - Contents

Executive Summary

ELOISE contribution to knowledge on nutrient dynamics

Synthesis Results

1. Introduction

2. Characterisation of nutrient sources

2.1 Atmospheric nutrient inputs 2.2 Riverine and groundwater nutrient inputs

3. Nutrient processing - what governs the fate?

3.1 Sediment biogeochemistry 3.2 Role of vegetation in nutrient cycling

4. Effects of altered nutrient discharges 4.1 Nutrient loading and the response on coastal pelagic communities 4.2 Nutrient fluxes in coastal benthic communitties

5. Conclusions

Case Studies

Introduction

1. Towards a consistent assessment of atmospheric deposition in coastal regions

2. Chasing after nutrients through watersheds

3. Alteration of coastal food webs by human activities

Additional Material

Themed Overveiw & Case Studies - pdf document (308 KB)

PowerPoint Presentation (233 KB)

Sources

References

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Climate Change and Coastal Management - Contents

Executive Summary

Climate Change and ELOISE

Synthesis Results

1. Introduction

2. What are the tools and building blocks of climate change management?

3. How does climate change manifest itself in the coastal zone?

4. Human Impacts

5. Indirect links to climate change

6. Conclusions

Case Studies

Climate Change and Coastal Management in Practice – A cost-benefit assessment in the Humber, UK.

Additional Material

Themed Overveiw & Case Studies - pdf document (308 KB)

PowerPoint Presentation (233 KB)

Sources

References

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Contaminants: Budgets and Behaviours - Contents

Executive Summary

Contaminant passage through the land-ocean interface as seen by ELOISE and IMPACTS

Synthesis Results

1. Introduction

2. Pathways in and out of coasts - A brief overview

3. Fluvial supply to the coast

4. Atmospheric pathways: from land to sea

5. Atmospheric pathways: from sea to land

6. Ground and sediment waters

Case Studies

1. PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in coastal zones within ELOISE and IMPACTS projects

2. Mercury in the Mediterranean

Additional Material

Themed Overveiw & Case Studies - pdf document (308 KB)

PowerPoint Presentation (233 KB)

Sources

References