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The impact of human activities on the marine environment quality and health:The EC impacts cluster

Funded under: FP5-EESD


Impacts is a new cluster which started in 2000. It is a FP-V cluster of EC projects on anthropogenic impacts on the marine environment sharing common environmental and socio-economic objectives. Impacts objectives are the understanding and remediation of impacts of human activities on the marine environment such as those of pollution, of chemicals as endocrine disrupters and of nutrient over-enrichment.

The Impacts cluster operates by linking thematically complementary projects via (a) project web pages; (b) cross representation; (c) exchange of data; (d) joint meetings of project leaders; (e) workshops; and (f) science-strategic inputs to European stakeholders.

The resulting RTD knowledge will (a) underpin Europe's emergent management models on the cost-benefits of pollution reduction, rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems and the sustainable development of the marine environment and (b) provide input to relevant conventions (e.g. Osparcom, Helcom, Barcelona and Bucharest Conventions) in collaboration also with the Environment DG. The impacts thought to be deliverable are:

-Strategic science-based knowledge on the inventories, diversity, fluxes impacts and fates of pollutants and nutrients in contrasting environments.

-Management models integrating transport, transformation and effects of pollutants at the basin, regional and site-specific scales including impacts on the marine ecosystem.

-Development of options and strategies for dealing with anthropogenically caused environmental degradation.

-Scenarios for socioeconomic benefits arising from the reduction of anthropogenic effects on the marine environment. nvironment.

Additional information

Authors: LIPIATOU E (EDITOR), No author affilliation provided
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19430 EN (2001), pp.77. Euro: 11.50
Availability: Available from EUR-OP Sales Agents
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-0789-1
Record Number: 200013590 / Last updated on: 2001-07-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en