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Ferrybox - from on-line oceanographic measurements to environmental information

Objective

European (Mediterranean to Baltic) environmental variability of key eco-system parameters will be more closely monitored than previously possible using instruments on ferryboats (Ferry-Boxes). 11 partners will work on 8 routes. SMEs, scientific, operational and policy-oriented institutions are involved. Uniform quality controls and assembly of data and meta-data will be developed. Scientific analysis will concentrate on water quality - eutrophication, transport of sediment and contaminants. European wide assessment of variability will set a baseline for judging future and past ecosystem changes. Improvement of operational models by assimilation of high-resolution temporal and spatial data is a major goal. It will be a substantial cost-effective contribution to EuroGOOSaims. It will deliver recommendations for future operational monitoring and modelling. Developed hard and software will marketable by the European industry.

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GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
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Max-Planck-Strasse 1
21502 GEESTHACHT
Germany

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Participants (10)