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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
4400 AC Yerseke