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Costal sands as biocatalytical filters

Objective

COSA improves sustainable use of coastal sandy sea floors by
1) quantifying filtration and
2) biogeochemical processes in coastal sands
3) developing a model with predictive capabilities
4)exchange of knowledge and technologies
5)direct implementation of the results in coastal management concepts and
6) increasing awareness of public and policy makers. Although sands cover ca 70% of the shelf and are important resources with high economical value, their role in the coastal cycles of matter has not been assessed, compromising proper management. COSA uses state of the art physical, biological and geochemical techniques and mathematical modelling to quantify the biocatalytical function of the sands. COSA end-user participants, two environmental agencies, implement the scientific conclusions into their coastal management concepts, and together with the scientists and an exploitation consultant company ensure dissemination to public and policy makers.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Address
Celsiusstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Germany

Participants (6)

ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Hafenstrasse 43
25992 List
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Powstanców Warszawy 55
81 712 Sopot
LANDESAMT FUER DEN NATIONALPARK SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEINISCHES WATTENMEER
Germany
Address
Schlossgarten 1
25832 Tuening
NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Korringaweg 7
4400 AC Yerseke
SEASIDE LANDSCAPE PARK
Poland
Address
Ul. Ks. Merkleina 1
84 120 Wladyslawowo
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Strandpromenaden 5
3000 Helsingoer