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Abstract

The activity of "Coastal Transport of Pollutants" (CTP) began in the wake of the Barcelona Convention of 1975. The Barcelona Conference as organized by the UNO to favour international collaboration to limit and reduce the disastrously increasing pollution in the Mediterranean basin. The objective of this CEC activity is to collaborate in the development of an operative system, based mainly on remote sensing from space, capable of monitoring and forecasting major marine events in coastal areas, such as plankton production, algae blooms, transport, transformation and degradation of pollutants and nutrients, sedimentation and resuspension of suspended matter, etc. The system is meant as an aid to the management of marine resources and environment. At present, activity is confined to the Adriatic Sea and a continuous effort is made to get as many national institutions as possible to collaborate or participate in the project. The basis of the system is threefold: - remote sensing from space, - continuous and discontinuous in-situ measurements, - a computer run model

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Authors: BEKKERING J A JRC - ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC - ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: ESA/EARSEL SYMPOSIUM ON EUROPE FROM SPACE, LYNGBY (DENMARK), JUNE 25-28, 1986 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32648 ORA
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