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Characterisation of the baltic sea ecosystem: dynamics and function of coastal types

Objective

We address the implementation of the EC Water Framework Directive in the Baltic Sea ecoregion. The project intends to develop, test and validate a methodological approach to characterize type areas of the Baltic Sea coastal zone. In order to develop a common methodology for establishing coastal types it is necessary to identify key factors for ecosystem functioning, quantitative ecological relationships and empirical models to describe relations between anthropogenic pressures and key indicators. Based on the developed typology and key indicators ecological relevant reference conditions and recommendations for a novel monitoring strategy for the Baltic Sea coastal ecosystems will be made.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Address
399,Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
Denmark

Participants (12)

AABO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY
Finland
Address
Akademigatan 1
20500 Turku / Abo
BALTIC SEA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Germany
Address
Seestrasse 15
18119 Rostock /Warnemunde
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1, Tp 460
21020 Barasso
ESTONIAN MARINE INSTITUTE
Estonia
Address
Viljandi Road 18 B
11216 Tallinn
FINNISH ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Kesaekatu 6
00251 Helsinki
INSTITUTE OF METEOROLOGICAL AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Poland
Address
42,Waszyngtona 42
81 342 Gdynia
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Powstanców Warszawy 55
81 712 Sopot
KLAIPEDOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
Manto 84
5808 Klaipda
SEA FISHERIES INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
Ul. Kollataja 1
81 332 Gdynia
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Svante Arrhenius Vaeg 21 A
106 91 Stockholm
UNIVERSITY OF GREIFSWALD
Germany
Address
Grimmerstrasse 88
17489 Greifswald
UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Latvia
Address
3,Miera Street 3
2169 Salaspils 1