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A system of hierarchical monitoring methods for assessing changes in the biological and physical state of intertidal areas

Objective

Intertidal areas are unique ecosystems that are exposed to natural and anthropogenic changes. To get information about these changes, a system of hierarchical monitoring methods for biological and physical parameter will be developed. End users, of whatever size and sophistication, can utilise the components of the HMM system in response to their requirements, because of the hierarchical structure. The HMM will be developed based on existing algorithms, available instrumentation and methods. It will be validated and further improved in field experiments, lasting over 21 month in order to proof the capability of change detection. The experiments and the subsequent implementation of the HMM will be conducted in co-operation with concerned monitoring authorities, partly being participants in the project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
Address
Max-planck-strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Germany

Participants (7)

CARSTEN BROCKMANN CONSULT
Germany
Address
Max-planck-str. 1
21502 Geesthacht
FUNDAÇAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Rua Ernesto Vasconcelos
1749-016 Lisboa
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Netherlands
Address

4330 EA Middelburg
NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Korringaweg 7
4400 AC Yerseke
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road, Presentation Buildings
30 Cork
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Kerklaan 30
9750 AA Haren Gn
UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
Address
East Sands
KY16 8LB St Andrews