SITAR overall objective is to enable the making of oceanographic instrumentation and systems to assess the risk posed by toxic dumpsites in which a relevant part of the waste containers is buried within the sediment. In particular, the project aims at: developing acoustic methods and instrumentation for imaging of water containers of small dimension buried in unconsolidated sediments; developing biological testing methods to determine the relative in-site bio accumulated toxicity at a contaminated site; integrating and making accessible the imaging data and the biotoxicological information to end-users and decision-makers. The techniques developed by the project will be tested firstly in controlled conditions, and then in operational conditions at a known site in the Baltic Sea, where toxic dumping occurred in the past-World War II years.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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