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Estuaries and coastal areas. basis and tools for a more sustainable development

Objective

The general objective of ECOSUD is to improve the existing knowledge about the different processes involved in estuarine and coastal waters use and degradation. This will be achieved by a synergetic combination of field observations (meteorological, hydrodynamic, water quality and socio-economic parameters) and numerical simulations (based on a modelling suite composed of circulation, dispersion and water quality codes plus an integrated method to evaluate lagoon and estuarine resources). This approach will be applied to two complimentary field cases (Patos Lagoon in Brazil and the Jucar Estuary in Spain) covering short and long residence times, and a range of stratification and climatic conditions. The end result will be a set of fie health fl indicators defining the acceptable pollution load for lagoon/estuarine environments and leading to the definition of more sustainable management options.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR COASTAL RESOURCES RESEARCH
Address
Jordi Girona 1-3, Campus Nord Ed. D1
08034 Barcelona
Spain

Participants (5)

CENTRO INTERAMERICANO PARA EL DESARROLLO DE ECOSISTEMAS SUSTENTABLES S.A.
Chile
Address
Virgilio Figueroa 6665, Las Condes
6782236 Santiago
FUNDACAO UNIVERSIDADE DO RIO GRANDE
Brazil
Address
Avenida Italia Km 8 S/n, Campus Universitario
96201-900 Rio Grande
H R Wallingford Group Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Howberry Park
OX10 8BA Wallingford
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
S/n,camino De Vera S/n
46022 Valencia
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Argentina
Address
Avenida Velez Sarsfield 1601
5000 Cordoba