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Monitoring and modelling coastal lagoons: making management tools for aquatic resources in north africa

Objective

North African lagoons are vulnerable ecosystems typifying the need to reconcile environmental sustainability with population growth and economic development. This proposal will develop management tools for these aquatic resources. Integrated monitoring and survey programmes will be established for hydrology, water and sediment quality and aquatic ecology. Longer-term changes will be evaluated through the analysis of extant ground data and satellite remote sensing techniques. Environmental factors controlling vegetation characteristics will be established using hydrological, hydrochemical and ecological data. A dynamic hydrological/hydraulic 2-D finite element model coupled to a eutrophication model will be applied to each key site and used to evaluate the impacts of future changes associated with sea level rise and water resource developments.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Bedford Way 26
WC1H 0AP London
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

DHI - INSTITUTE OF WATER & ENVIRONMENT
Denmark
Address
Agern Allee 11
2970 Hoersholm
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DE LA MER
Tunisia
Address
Rue Du 2 Mars 1934, 28
2025 Salammbo
NATIONAL AUTHORITY FOR REMOTE SENSING & SPACE SCIENCES
Egypt
Address
Joseph Brows Tito Street 23 El-nozha El-gedida
11511 Cairo
UNIVERSITE DU CENTRE
Tunisia
Address
Cite Erryadh
4023 Sousse
UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED V
Morocco
Address
Avenue Ibn Batouta
10106 Rabat / Agdal