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Nitrate from aquifers and influences on carbon cycling in marine ecosystems

Objective

Nitrate enters the sea with groundwater discharging through the shore face at many locations along the European coast. The impact of this process on the state of euthrophication of the coastal marine environment is presently unknown. This project investigates the transport of nitrate through the shore face by groundwater discharge and the biogeochemical processes that together determine the net flux of groundwater nitrate into the marine environment. The findings will be quantified in coupled groundwater and marine models that will facilitate integrated coastal zone management with respect to the interests of agriculture and the use of the coastal marine environment in terms of recreation and food production.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Address
Building 115 Bygningstorvet
2800 Lyngby
Denmark

Participants (5)

DHI - INSTITUTE OF WATER & ENVIRONMENT
Denmark
Address
Agern Allee 11
2970 Hoersholm
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Celsiusstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Korringaweg 7
4400 AC Yerseke
RIBE COUNTY COUNCIL
Denmark
Address
Sorsigvej 35
6760 Ribe
UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANE
Switzerland
Address
College Propedeutique
1015 Lausanne